Edmonton Oilers goaltender Dwayne Roloson has been named to the roster of Team Canada for the 2007 IIHF World Mens Hockey Championship to be held in Moscow, Russia from April 27th to May 13th, 2007.
Roloson is one of the first five players named to the Team Canada roster by general manager Steve Yzerman. Joining Roloson is defenceman Eric Brewer of the St. Louis Blues and forwards Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings Mike Cammalleri.
"Im very happy with the group of players that we are naming today," said Yzerman. "These players bring a wealth of leadership and experience, and we feel that this is an outstanding core group of players to start with."
This will be Rolosons second appearance as a member of Team Canada. He was a member of Team Canada at the 1995 IIHF World Mens Hockey Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, but did not see any action as Canada won the bronze medal behind the goaltending of Corey Hirsch.
Roloson has appeared in 67 of the Oilers 79 games in 2006-07 and is 26-34-6 with a 2.76 goals-against average, a .908 save percentage and four shutouts. The 61", 178 pound native of Simcoe, Ontario ranks among the NHL leaders in games played (5th), minutes (6th) and shutouts (11th). He has established career-highs in games, minutes played and wins this season.
Canada will open the 2007 IIHF World Mens Championship on April 28th versus Germany.