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Zaitsev named to Team Russia for 2016 World Cup

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs

The final roster for Team Russia at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey was announced on Friday. Included on the final list of names was the newest addition to the Leafs, Nikita Zaitsev.

Zaitsev has been a staple for the Russian national team since 2008 when he played in the World U-18 Championships. Since then he has appeared for Russia at the World Juniors, the Euro Hockey Tour and multiple World Championships. He represented Russia at the 2016 World Championships, capturing a bronze medal and earning a place on the World Championship All-Star Team. This will be his first World Cup.

Named to Team Russia are:

Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks; F

Evgeny Dadonov, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL); F

Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings; F

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning; F

Nikolay Kulemin, New York Islanders; F

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals; F

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins; F

Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning; F

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals; F

Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks; F

Vadim Shipachyov, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL); F

Ivan Telegin, CSKA Moscow (KHL); F

Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues; F

Alexei Emelin, Montreal Canadiens; D

Dmitry Kulikov, Florida Panthers; D

Alexey Marchenko, Detroit Red Wings; D

Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens; D

Dmitry Orlov, Washington Capitals; D

Slava Voynov, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL); D

Nikita Zaitsev, Toronto Maple Leafs; D

Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets; G

Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche; G

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning; G

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