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NHL unveils Blackhawks players’ jersey numbers for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

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Jonathan Toews and Artemi Panarin will wear their usual international numbers.

Ice Hockey Gold Medal - Sweden v Canada Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The NHL revealed the numerical rosters for all eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey on Thursday. There will be 10 players representing the Chicago Blackhawks at the tournament, which starts Sept. 17 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto: Corey Crawford and Jonathan Toews (Canada), Michal Kempny (Czech Republic), Marian Hossa (Europe), Ville Pokka (Finland), Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin (Russia), Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger (Sweden) and Patrick Kane (United States).

Three players on Canada’s roster wear No. 19 with their NHL teams: Toews, St. Louis BluesJay Bouwmeester and San Jose Sharks’ Joe Thornton. But Tyler Seguin, who dones No. 91 for the Dallas Stars, will take No. 19. Toews will wear his usual international No. 16, while Bouwmeester will have No. 4 and Thornton goes with No. 97.

Anisimov, Panarin and Pokka will also wear different numbers than Chicago fans are use to seeing. The remaining six Hawks players will have the same numbers they wear with Chicago.

Anisimov, who wears No. 15 for Chicago, will put on the No. 42 for Russia. He previously wore No. 42 with the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers.

Much like Toews, the 2016 Calder Trophy winner has a number he normally wears for international competition - No. 27. Blue Jackets’ goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will wear No. 72.

Pokka, who wears No. 29 with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate - Rockford IceHogs, will have No. 22. Patrik Laine, who was selected second overall by the Winnipeg Jets in this year’s draft, will have No. 29. Pokka most recently wore No. 2 for Finland at the World Championships, but Calgary Flames’ blue liner Jyrki Jokipakka will have the number.