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Wild Sends Three to 2017 IIHF World Championship

Brodin, Eriksson Ek to skate for Sweden; Greenway to represent Team USA

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced three players will participate in the 2017 IIHF World Championship May 5-21 in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France. Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin and forward Joel Eriksson Ek will play for Sweden, while Wild prospect Jordan Greenway will play forward for the United States.

The 16 teams are divided into two groups for the Preliminary Round. The top four ranked teams in each group advance to the quarterfinals that will be played in a cross-over format on May 18. The first-place team in each preliminary-round group will play the fourth-place team in the other group, while the second-place team plays the third-place team of the other group. The winning teams advance to the semifinals, which will be held on May 20, and the gold-medal game will be played on May 21. NHL Network and NBCSN will televise and stream ( and NBC Sports app) all United States games in the tournament, as well as all quarterfinal, semifinal and medal-round games.

Group A will play its Preliminary Round games at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. The arena will also host two quarterfinal games, along with the semifinals, and bronze and gold-medal games. AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, will host Group B Preliminary Round games and two quarterfinal contests.

Group A Group B
Denmark Belarus
Germany Canada
Italy Czech Republic
Latvia Finland
Russia France
Slovakia Norway
Sweden Slovenia
United States Switzerland

Canada defeated Finland in the gold-medal game last year and Russia defeated the United States in the bronze-medal contest.

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