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.
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
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