World Cup of Hockey roster: Team North America

Team North America jersey unveiled for World Cup of Hockey (0:14)

Take a sneak peek at Team North America's jersey for the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. (0:14)

From the official releases by the NHL and NHLPA


TORONTO (May 27, 2016) – The Team North America management staff announced today its final 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the best-on-best international hockey championship from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, in Toronto. Seven players were added today, highlighted in bold. They join the 16 selected to the team on March 2.

The top hockey players from Canada and the United States who are 23 or under as of Oct. 1, 2016, are available for selection exclusively by Team North America.

Team North America

Team North America

G John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

G Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets

G Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins

D Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers

D Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets

D Ryan Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets

D Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

D Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers

D Colton Parayko, St. Louis Blues

D Jacob Trouba, Winnipeg Jets

F Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers

F Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres

F Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

F Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings

F Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

F Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

F J.T. Miller, New York Rangers

F Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames

F Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets

F Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning

F Auston Matthews, Zug

F Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers

F Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets

Team North America’s management staff was appointed by the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League, and consists of General Manager Peter Chiarelli (Edmonton Oilers), Associate General Manager Stan Bowman (Chicago Blackhawks), Head Coach Todd McLellan (Edmonton Oilers), Director of Operations Ryan Jankowski, Adam Graves (Special Assistant to the General Managers), Pat Verbeek (Director of Player Personnel) and Paul Fenton (Director of Player Personnel).

Eight teams -- Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Finland, Team Russia, Team Sweden, Team USA, Team Europe and Team North America -- will compete in the two-week tournament, featuring more than 150 of the best players in the NHL. All tournament games will be played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Each of the eight teams will have a tournament roster of 23 players:

20 skaters and three goaltenders.

The World Cup of Hockey 2016 is a joint effort of the NHL and the NHLPA, in cooperation with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

The eight teams are split into two Groups, Group A and Group B, for the Preliminary Round (Sept. 17-22), when each team will play its three Group opponents in a round-robin format. Placed in Group A are Team Canada, Team Czech Republic and Team USA, plus Team Europe, a pan-European roster of players from birth countries outside of the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden. The four teams in Group B are Team Finland, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team North America, a selection of the top players from Canada and the United States who are 23 or under as of Oct. 1, 2016.

The top two finishers in each of Group A and Group B will advance to the Semifinals (Sept. 24-25), where each qualifier will face an elimination game against a team from the other Group. The two Semifinal winners will meet in the Final, a best-of-three series on Sept. 27, Sept. 29 and, if necessary, Oct. 1.

Live coverage of all tournament games will be provided by Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada and ESPN in the United States. A complete broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.