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Pens at the 2019 World Championship

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

The 2019 IIHF World Championship is scheduled for May 10-26 in Slovakia. Here is a list of the Penguins players who will be representing their respective countries.

Teddy Blueger - LATVIA

This is Blueger's third straight appearance at the World Championship. It will be the 24-year-old's eighth major international tournament for Latvia, having also competed in three World Junior Championships and two World Under-18 Championships. 

Patric Hornqvist - SWEDEN

Hornqvist won gold with Team Sweden at the World Championship last year, posting two goals (both on the power play) in five games. This is his fifth appearance at the tournament, having also competed in 2007, '08 and '12. The 32-year-old has also represented Sweden at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, 2010 Winter Olympics, 2007 World Junior Championship and 2005 World Under-18 Championship (won bronze). 

Evgeni Malkin - RUSSIA

This is Malkin's eighth appearance at the World Championship. He recorded 19 points (11G-8A) in 2012, establishing a Team Russia WC scoring record and earning MVP and Top Forward honors as they won gold that year. Malkin also helped Russia win gold in 2014. Overall, the 32- year-old has represented Russia many times on the international stage, including the Winter Olympics (3 times), World Junior Championship (3 times), World Under-18 Championship (2 times) and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Jared McCann - CANADA

This is McCann's first appearance at the World Championship. The 22-year-old won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2014 World Under-18 Championship, also capturing gold at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament that same year.

Matt Murray - CANADA

This is Murray's first appearance at the World Championship. The 24-year-old won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2012 World Under-18 Championship. He also represented Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with the team comprised of the best American and Canadian players under the age of 23. 

Marcus Pettersson - SWEDEN

This is Pettersson's first appearance at the World Championship. Pettersson, who will turn 23 on May 8, has represented Sweden in several other international tournaments, including the 2016 World Junior Championship, the 2014 World Under-18 Championship and the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (gold medal).

Dominik Simon - CZECH REPUBLIC

This is Simon's second appearance at the World Championship. He also competed for the Czech Republic in 2015, where he played on a line with Jaromir Jagr. In addition, the 24-year-old represented his country at the 2014 World Junior Championship and 2012 World Under-18 Championship.

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