Team Finland announces World Cup of Hockey roster

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Team Finland has announced their first 16 players that will compete at the World Cup of Hockey this September in Toronto.

Finland, as always, will be strong in goal. The rest of their team is NHL-laden, but not as star-studded as some of the other teams in the tournament.

Still, don’t count Finland out. They always perform well at best-on-best tournaments. They have won a medal in 4 of the 5 Olympic Games with NHL participation.

Finland were semifinalists in Sochi and were runners-up to Canada at the last World Cup of Hockey in 2004. They have never won a best-on-best tournament.

For the first time in forever, they will be without the now-retired Teemu Selanne.

Goaltenders

  • Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins
  • Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

Defencemen

  • Esa Lindell, Texas Stars (AHL)
  • Olli Maata, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Rasmus Ristolainen, Buffalo Sabres
  • Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks

Forwards

  • Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers
  • Joonas Donskoi, San Jose Sharks
  • Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild
  • Jussi Jokinen, Florida Panthers
  • Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
  • Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Lauri Korpikoski, Edmonton Oilers
  • Jori Lehtera, St. Louis Blues
  • Teuvo Teravainen, Chicago Blackhawks
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