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World Cup Of Hockey: Team Russia and Team Finland Rosters Announced

Datsyk, Kuznetsov, Malkin, Ovechkin, Tarasenko, Rask, Rinne, Matta, Vatanen – all names who have been added to the Russian and Finnish teams.



The World Cup Of Hockey has set some of their rosters already. More announcements will be made throughout today and the full rosters will be set in June, but for now Team Russia and Team Finland have announced their initial players. Here’s how they look so far.

Team Russia:

G Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

G Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche

G Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning

D Dmitry Kulikov, Florida Panthers

D Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens

D Dmitry Orlov, Washington Capitals

F Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks

F Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

F Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning

F Nikolay Kulemin, New York Islanders

F Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals

F Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

F Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning

F Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

F Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks

F Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

A roster that includes Tarasenko, Ovechkin, and Malkin will be hard to beat. But Team Finland might just be up to the challenge.

Team Finland:

G Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

G Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

D Esa Lindell, Texas Stars – Dallas Stars hold NHL Rights

D Olli Maatta, Pittsburgh Penguins

D Rasmus Ristolainen, Buffalo Sabres

D Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks

F Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers

F Joonas Donskoi, San Jose Sharks

F Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning

F Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild

F Jussi Jokinen, Florida Panthers

F Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

F Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs

F Lauri Korpikoski, Edmonton Oilers

F Jori Lehtera, St. Louis Blues

F Teuvo Teravainen, Chicago Blackhawks

With Rask and Rinne in net, other teams will have a tough time burying the puck.

We will update later today as more rosters are announced.

by Traci Kay