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Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews to be part of Team Canada's roster

Chicago captain will represent his country in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews will be among the initial 16 players named to Team Canada's roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, reports Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports.

Toews, alongside Blackhawks teammate Duncan Keith, won gold at the 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Olympics, and silver at the 2008 World Championships. The duo was coached at the Olympics by Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock, who was named Team Canada's coach for the World Cup on Nov. 5.

The Winnipeg native won gold at the 2007 World Championships, and became the 24th player of the Triple Gold Club in 2010 after winning his first Stanley Cup with the Hawks. Toews also won gold for Canada at the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships.

In 12 games for Canada at the World Juniors, World Championships and Olympics, Toews has 10 goals and 32 points.

With the Hawks this season, Toews has five goals and nine points in 15 games.