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James van Riemsdyk named to Team USA for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs

The United States announced their final roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Friday. Named to the final roster for the USA was Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk.

The 27-year-old has represented the United States on multiple occasions, beginning in 2005-06 when he played for the American U-17 and U-18 teams. He has played in a World U-17 Championship, two World U-18 Championships, three World Juniors, a World Championship and an Olympic games. This will be his first World Cup.

Named to Team USA are:

F Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings

F David Backes, St. Louis Blues

F Ryan Callahan, Tampa Bay Lightning

F Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

F Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

F Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks

F T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals

F Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens

F Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild

F Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

F Derek Stepan, New York Rangers

F James van Riemsdyk, Toronto Maple Leafs

F Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets

D Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

D John Carlson, Washington Capitals

D Erik Johnson, Colorado Avalanche

D Jack Johnson, Columbus Blue Jackets

D Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers

D Matt Niskanen, Washington Capitals

D Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

G Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning

G Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

G Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils


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