More rosters have been announced and we have some good news for Flames fans who will be watching - Michael Frolik has made the initial Czech Republic roster!
This is the first Calgary player that has been named to a World Cup Of Hockey team. And I think there will be more.
For now, here are the newest roster announcements.
Team Czech Republic:
F Michael Frolik, Calgary Flames
F Martin Hanzal, Arizona Coyotes
F Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks
F David Krejci, Boston Bruins
F Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning
F David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
F Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens
F Vladimir Sobotka, Avangard Omsk (KHL)
F Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers
With names like Pastrnak, Voracek, Frolik, and Hertl, other teams will have a hard time against a Team Czech Republic if their defense is lacking.
Team Sweden are:
D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
D Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
D Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks
D Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
D Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings
D Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning
F Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals
F Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins
F Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
F Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
F Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
F Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
F Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues
F Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings
With a stacked defensive team, Team Sweden will be hard to beat. And with a forceful offensive lineup, I think Team Sweden will make quite an impact during the WCH.