Canada Names Fifteen To World Hockey Championship Roster

Derek HarmsworthSenior Writer IApril 9, 2008

Yesterday afternoon, team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman announced the first fifteen players who will help to comprise the teams 23 man roster that will compete to retain their gold in the tournament.

This year's tournament will be held May 2nd to the 18th.

Preliminary Roster

Goalies

  • Pascal Leclaire, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes


Defense

  •  Jay Bouwmeester, Florida Panthers
  • Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Steve Staios, Edmonton Oilers


Forwards

  •  Jason Chimera, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Shane Doan, Phoenix Coyotes
  • Jamal Mayers, St. Louis Blues
  • Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Derek Roy, Buffalo Sabres
  • Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Jonathan Towes, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Ray Whitney, Carolina Hurricanes


Canada also announced the assistant coaches who will join head coach Ken Hitchcock behind the bench.

Hitchcock will be flanked by Pat Burns, Mike Johnson (assistant coach of LA) and Craig Mactavish. 

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