2016 World Cup of Hockey: Blackhawks' Teuvo Teravainen named to Team Finland's initial roster
The 21-year-old forward will represent his home country.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Teuvo Teravainen has been named to Team Finland's initial roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the Finish Ice Hockey Association announced Wednesday.
Teravainen, 21, has 10 goals and 16 assists in 60 games this season for Chicago. The 2012 first-round pick scored two goals and four points as a rookie in last season's Stanley Cup Final. The Helsinki, Finland native competed for Finland in the 2014 and 2015 World Junior Championships, winning gold in 2014.
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This year's World Cup of Hockey, which represents the event's return after a hiatus, is set for September and will be held in Toronto. The format is slightly modified from the past World Cup tournaments, with six national teams and two special "all-star teams" participating.
The eight teams that will compete this year are the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic, plus Team Europe and Under-23 Team North America.
Here is when the different teams will announce their initital 16-man rosters:
Team Czech Republic: 11 a.m. ET via press conference in Prague
Team Sweden: 12:30 p.m. ET at the MSG Training Center
Team Europe: 4:30 p.m. ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central
Team North America: 5:15 p.m. ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central
Team Canada: 6:05 p.m. ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central
Team USA: 6:45 p.m. ET on ESPN’s SportsCenter