Former Chicago Blackhawks and current Calgary Flames forward Michael Frolik has been named to Team Czech Republic's initial roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, it was announced during a press conference Wednesday in Prague.
No current Blackhawks made the list.
Team Czech Republic announces initial roster for World Cup of Hockey 2016. #WCH2016 pic.twitter.com/04jQqGugjV— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 2, 2016
Jagr retired from international competition in 2014, then came back for the 2015 Worlds in Prague, then retired again.— Jason Brough (@JasonPHT) March 2, 2016
Here it is... Team Czech Republic's World Cup of Hockey sweater. #WCH2016https://t.co/Hk8JXNWlsW— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 2, 2016
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 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