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Russia reveals preliminary WJC roster

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

The Russian Ice Hockey Federation on Tuesday revealed its 37-man preliminary camp roster for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The camp will help determine the 23-man roster for Russia at the 2015 WJC, which begins Dec. 26 in Montreal and Toronto.

Russia's camp roster includes two first-round NHL draft picks: forward Nikolay Goldobin, who was chosen No. 27 in the 2014 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks, and defenseman Nikita Zadorov, selected No. 16 in the 2013 draft by the Buffalo Sabres.

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

There are 11 drafted players on the roster, plus left wing Sergey Tolchinsky, who signed as a free agent with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Defenseman Ivan Provorov is the highest-rated 2015 NHL Draft prospect invited to the camp. Provorov is an A-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's November players to watch list from Russia. Defenseman Dmitri Yudin and forwards Vladimir Tkachev and Alexander Dergachyov are B-rated players.

Russia will hold training camp in Oshawa, Ontario, later this month.

RUSSIAN NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM PRELIMINARY ROSTER

GOALTENDERS: Ivan Bocharov, MVD Balashika 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Denis Kostin, Omsk 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Igor Shesterkin, SKA St. Petersburg 2, RUS-JR. (New York Rangers); Ilya Sorokin, Novokuznetsk, RUS (New York Islanders)

DEFENSEMEN: Alexander Bryntsev, Nizhnekamsk, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Nikita Cherepanov, Yaroslavl 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Vladislav Gavrikov, Yaroslavl 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Nikolai Glukhov, Omsk 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Ziyat Paigin, Kazan, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Yuri Pautov, Sochi, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Ivan Provorov, Brandon, WHL (2015 draft eligible); Rushan Rafikov, Yaroslavl 2, RUS-JR. (Calgary Flames); Damir Sharipzyanov, Owen Sound, OHL (2015 draft eligible); Mikhail Tikhonov, Nizhnekamsk, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Rinat Valiev, Kootenay, WHL (Toronto Maple Leafs); Dmitri Yudin, St. Petersburg, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Nikita Zadorov, Buffalo Sabres

FORWARDS: Ivan Barbashev, Moncton, QMJHL (St. Louis Blues); Vladimir Bryukvin, Dynamo Moscow, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Pavel Buchnevich, Cherepovets, RUS (New York Rangers); Alexander Dergachyov, SKA St. Petersburg 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Ivan Fischenko, Omsk 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Nikolay Goldobin, HIFK, FIN (San Jose Sharks); Anatoli Golyshev, Yekaterinburg, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Vladislav Kamenev, Magnitogorsk, RUS (Nashville Predators); Ilya Korenev, Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Pavel Kraskovsky, Yaroslavl 2, RUS-JR. (Winnipeg Jets); Vyacheslav Leschenko, Mytishchi, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Maxim Mamin, CSKA 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Alexander Mokshantsev, Yaroslavl 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Yegor Morozov, Sochi, RUS (2015 draft eligible); Konstantin Okulov, Novosibirsk 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Artem Penkovsky, Chelyabinsk 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Alexander Sharov, Togliatti 2, RUS-JR. (2015 draft eligible); Vladimir Tkachev, Moncton, QMJHL (2015 draft eligible); Sergey Tolchinsky, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (Carolina Hurricanes); Valentin Zykov, Baie-Comeau, QMJHL (Los Angeles Kings)

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