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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Roster: Team USA

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The eight teams participating in the World Cup of Hockey 2016, which will take place from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016 in Toronto, have announced their final rosters for the tournament.

Below are the skaters who will play for USA:

G Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning

G Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

G Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils

D Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

D John Carlson, Washington Capitals

D Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers

D Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

D Matt Niskanen, Washington Capitals

D Erik Johnson, Colorado Avalanche

D Jack Johnson, Columbus Blue Jackets

F Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings

F Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

F Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks

F T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals

F Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens

F Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild

F Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

F Derek Stepan, New York Rangers

F Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets

F Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

F Ryan Callahan, Tampa Bay Lightning

F James van Riemsdyk, Toronto Maple Leafs

F David Backes, St. Louis Blues

The World Cup of Hockey 2016 is a joint effort of the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association, 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.

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