GLENDALE -- Coyotes forwards Max Domi and Tobias Rieder, and defenseman Connor Murphy are expected to compete at the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Russia. The annual tournament runs May 6-22.
Domi is one of 18 players who was named to Canada’s preliminary roster on Monday, and Murphy is one of 12 players named to the USA’s preliminary roster on Tuesday. Rieder told reporters on Monday he would be playing for Germany.
Other Coyotes players, including defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, may also be announced as participants for the annual tournament at a later date.
Coyotes Head Athletic Trainer Jason Serbus will be an athletic trainer for the USA.
All three players have competed for their countries in past international events.
2015: Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in Toronto…Named the tournament’s most outstanding forward after recording 5-5-10 and a plus-10 rating in seven games…2013: Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic where he totaled 3-4-7 and two PIM in five games…2012: Helped Canada Ontario win a bronze medal at the U17 World Hockey Challenge in Ontario, Canada, collecting 3-4-7 in six contests.
2015: Played in 7 games and recorded three assists for Germany at the IIHF World Championships in the Czech Republic…2014: Played in seven games (1-0-1) with Germany at the IIHF World Championships in Sweden…2013: Scored three goals and had two assists for Germany at the World Junior Championships in Russia…2012: Played in five games and recorded 5-8-13 at the Division 1A World Junior Championships in Germany…2011: Played in six games of the World Junior Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., for Team Germany and recorded 1-1-2.
2015: Played in 10 games for Team USA at the IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic…Won a bronze medal…2014: Played in five games for Team USA at the IIHF World Championship in Belarus…2013: Totaled 0-1-1 in seven games with the gold medal winning U.S. Team at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Russia…2011: Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2011 U18 World Junior Championship…Was named player of the game after scoring the gold-medal winning OT goal, helping Team USA defeat Team Sweden 4-3.