Ducks forward Corey Perry
today was added to Team Canada’s 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016. The Ducks have a total of eight players participating in the upcoming World Cup, including Ryan Getzlaf
for Canada, Ryan Kesler
for USA, John Gibson
for Team North America, Sami Vatanen
for Finland, and Jakob Silfverberg
, Rickard Rakell
and Hampus Lindholm
for Sweden. Perry takes the spot of injured Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter on the Canadian roster. The best-on-best international hockey tournament will be held in Toronto, Canada from Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 2016.
Perry, 31 (5/16/85), most recently captained Canada to gold at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, last May. Perry joined the Triple Gold Club as one of only eight active players who has won Olympic gold (2010, 2014), World Championship gold (2016), and a Stanley Cup championship (2007, Anaheim). Perry is only the second player to combine Triple Gold membership with a gold-medal win at the IIHF World Junior Championship (2005) and a Memorial Cup – joining Team Canada and Anaheim Ducks alumnus Scott Niedermayer.
As captain of Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, Perry collected 4-5=9 points in 10 games with a +6 rating. Perry won back-to-back gold medals with Canada at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia (2014) and Vancouver, Canada (2010). In the last two Olympic Games, Perry has scored 4-2=6 points with a +5 rating in 13 games. Perry was also a part of the 2012 World Championship team, where he collected 3-4=7 points in eight games. The native of Peterborough, Ontario, made his international debut at the 2005 World Junior Championship, scoring 2-5=7 points in six games to help Team Canada to the gold medal.
Perry appeared in his 11th NHL season with Anaheim, collecting 34-28=62 points with a +2 rating and 68 PIM last season. He recorded his sixth career 30-goal season to match Paul Kariya for the second-most in franchise history.