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BLOG: Sekera & Draisaitl named to Team Europe

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

As the 2016 World Cup rosters continue to be announced, we’ll have coverage here at edmontonoilers.com.

Andrej Sekera and Leon Draisaitl have been named to Team Europe’s roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Team Europe released its first 16 players and both Oilers players were chosen.

Sekera, a 29-year-old defenceman from Slovakia, has played 550 NHL games in his career and has an extensive international background. Sekera has played for Slovakia at the U-18s, two World Junior Championships, multiple World Championships and the Olympic Games in 2010 and 2014.

Draisaitl, 20, is from Cologne, Germany. The centre has skated in 92 NHL games in his career and has 44 points in 55 games this season for the Oilers. Draisaitl has represented Germany at multiple levels, including in junior and at the 2014 World Championships.

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