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Jokipakka, Nakladal heading to World Cup

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames defencemen Jyrki Jokipakka and Jakub Nakladal will suit up for their countries at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in September.

Jokipakka has been named to Finland's final roster while Nakladal will represent the Czech Republic.

Jokipakka played for Finland in the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship and at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.

Nakladal has played in multiple international tournaments throughout his career. He suited up at the 2011 IIHF World Championship, 2012 IIHF World Championship (bronze), and 2013 IIHF World Championship. He also played in the 2015 IIHF World Championship, where he led all Czech defenceman with five assists in 10 games in the tournament.

With the addition of the pair, the Flames now have five players headed to the tournament this fall. Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan will play for Team North America and Michael Frolik will dress for the Czechs.

Final rosters for the event, which starts on Sept. 17 in Toronto, are being released throughout the day. Team Sweden, Team Europe, Team USA, Team North America, and Team Canada will be naming their final rosters later on today.

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