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Team Sweden releases roster

Penguins' Hagelin, Hornqvist added for World Cup

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

One day after Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, they received more good news when they were named to Team Sweden for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

The Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday, and Hagelin and Hornqvist were among two of the final seven players named to the roster Friday.

Hagelin has five goals and seven assists in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Hornqvist has seven goals and four assists. Hagelin won a silver medal with Sweden at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Hagelin, 27, had 14 goals and 25 assists during the regular season, including 27 points in 37 games after he was traded to the Penguins from the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 16. Hornqvist, 27, had 22 goals and 29 assists in 82 games.

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Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg, 25, and Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger, 25, who also won silver with Sweden in 2014, also were named to the roster. Silfverberg had 20 goals and 19 assists in 82 games this season and no goals and five assists in the playoffs. Kruger had four assists in 41 regular-season games.

Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg, 30, was the other forward named to the final roster. He had 12 goals and an NHL career-high 51 points in 82 games this season.

Ducks forward Rickard Rakell was added to the team, replacing St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen, who will miss the tournament after having shoulder surgery in June. 

Mattias Ekholm, 26, of the Nashville Predators, who had career highs in goals (eight) and points (35) during the regular season, and three goals and four assists in the playoffs, was the lone defenseman named in the final seven.

Robin Lehner (5-9-5, 2.47 goals-against average, .924 save percentage), 24, of the Buffalo Sabres was named the third goalie. Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers) and Jacob Markstrom (Vancouver Canucks) were named among the initial 16 players in March.

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey will be played Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. All games will be televised by ESPN in the United States, and Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.

Here is the entire Team Sweden roster (alphabetically by position):

Forwards:

Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals; Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins; Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators; Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins; Carl Hagelin, Pittsburgh Penguins; Marcus Kruger, Chicago Blackhawks; Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche; Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks; Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks; Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks; Carl Soderberg, Colorado Avalanche; Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings; Rickard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks

Defensemen:

Mattias Ekholm, Nashville Predators; Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes; Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning; Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks; Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators; Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings; Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning

Goalies:

Robin Lehner, Buffalo Sabres; Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers; Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks

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