Nine Blackhawks players make World Cup of Hockey rosters
CHICAGO – As one of the best teams in the best hockey league in the world, it makes sense that the Blackhawks would be well represented in the World Cup of Hockey.
On Wednesday that was indeed the case as nine members of the team were selected by six different countries for the tournament to take place in Toronto from September 17th-October 1st.
Those Blackhawks selected for the roster are:
F Artem Anisimov (Team Russia)
G Corey Crawford (Team Canada)
D Niklas Hjalmarsson (Team Sweden)
F Marian Hossa (Team Europe)
F Patrick Kane (Team USA)
D Duncan Keith (Team Canada)
F Artemi Panarin (Team Russia)
F Teuvo Teravainen (Team Finland)
F Jonathan Toews (Team Canada)
Eight teams featuring NHL talent will play in two four-team division in a round robin format. The top two teams in each division will face off in a one-game semifinals with the victor in those meet in a best-of-three series starting on September 27th.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is also the co-team manager of the North American team.