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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Blackhawks' Teuvo Teravainen named to Team Finland's initial roster

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The 21-year-old forward will represent his home country.

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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.

Roster
Forwards
Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers
Joonas Donskoi, San Jose Sharks
Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning
Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild
Jussi Jokinen, Florida Panthers
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs
Lauri Korpikoski, Edmonton Oilers
Jori Lehtera, St. Louis Blues
Teuvo Teravainen, Chicago Blackhawks
Defenseman
Esa Lindell, Texas Stars (AHL)
Olli Maatta, Pittsburgh Penguins
Rasmus Ristolainen, Buffalo Sabres
Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

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