Roster announced for Spengler Cup

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2015 Spengler Cup

HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES 23-PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2015 SPENGLER CUP

Canada opens 32nd consecutive appearance at holiday tournament on Boxing Day

 

DAVOS, Switzerland – Three members of last year’s team are returning as part of the 23-player roster of Canada’s National Men’s Team for the 2015 Spengler Cup, Dec. 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.

Hockey Canada announced the roster as Canada’s National Men’s Team prepares to kick off the historic tournament on Boxing Day.

“The Spengler Cup is the oldest invitational hockey tournament, and holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians and hockey fans around the world,” said George McPhee, director of player personnel for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup. “We have assembled a talented group of players who, alongside head coach Guy Boucher and assistant coach Rob Cookson, will be making Canada proud as they represent the red-and-white in Davos.”

The three returning players from the 2014 Spengler Cup include: goaltender Drew MacIntyre (Charlottetown/Charlotte, AHL), and forwards Alexandre Giroux (Quebec City/HC Ambri-Piotta, SUI), and Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, Ont./SCL Tigers, SUI).

They are joined by:

  • Goaltender: Jeff Glass (Calgary/Dinamo Minsk, KHL);
  • Defencemen: Keith Aulie (Rouleau, Sask./Springfield, AHL), Trevor Carrick (Stouffville, Ont./Charlotte, AHL), Mark Cundari (Toronto/San Jose, AHL), Marc-André Bergeron (Trois-Rivières, Que./ZSC Lions, SUI), Aaron Johnson (Port Hawkesbury, N.S./Stockton, AHL), Alexandre Picard (Gatineau, Que./HC Fribourg-Gottéron, SUI), and Daniel Vukovic (North York, Ont./Genève-Servette HC, SUI);

·      Forwards: Kris Foucault (Calgary/ZSC Lions, SUI), Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./SC Bern, SUI), Kevin Clark (Winnipeg/SCL Tigers, SUI), Dan Paille (Welland, Ont./Rockford, AHL), Matthew Lombardi (Montreal/Genève-Servette HC, SUI), Cory Conacher (Burlington, Ont./SC Bern, SUI), Manny Malhotra (Mississauga, Ont./Lake Erie, AHL), Cory Emmerton (St. Thomas, Ont./HC Ambri-Piotta, SUI), Tom Pyatt (Thunder Bay, Ont./Genève-Servette HC, SUI), Matt D’Agostini (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Genève-Servette HC, SUI), Matt Ellison (Duncan, B.C./Dinamo Minsk, KHL), and James Sheppard (Lower Sackville, N.S./Kloten Flyers, SUI).

Canada has appeared in 10 of the last 14 championship games at the Spengler Cup, winning the tournament in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2012. Overall, Canada’s National Men’s Team has won the Spengler Cup 12 times (1984, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012) since first taking part in 1984.

Canada opens the tournament against Avtomobilist Yekaterinberg on Saturday, Dec. 26 at 2:15 p.m. ET. TSN, Hockey Canada’s official broadcaster, is scheduled to broadcast all tournament games; please check local listings and visit TSN.ca for details.

Defense

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
5 Keith Aulie D L 6’6” 223 07/11/1989 Rouleau, Sask. Springfield (AHL)
14 Trevor Carrick D R 6’2” 181 07/04/1994 Stouffville, Ont. Charlotte (AHL)
15 Mark Cundari D L 5’9” 195 04/23/1990 Toronto, Ont. San Jose (AHL)
21 Marc-André Bergeron D L 5’10” 194 10/13/1980 Trois-Rivières, Que. ZSC Lions (SUI)
44 Aaron Johnson D L 6’1” 205 04/30/1983 Port Hawkesbury, N.S. Stockton (AHL)
45 Alexandre Picard D L 6’2” 207 07/05/1985 Gatineau, Que. HC Fribourg-Gottéron (SUI)
55 Daniel Vukovic D R 6’3” 220 02/19/1986 North York, Ont. Genève-Servette HC (SUI)

Forward

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
8 Kris Foucault F L 6’0” 202 12/12/1990 Calgary, Alta. ZSC Lions (SUI)
9 Derek Roy F L 5’9” 183 05/04/1983 Rockland, Ont. SC Bern (SUI)
10 Alexandre Giroux F L 6’2” 198 06/16/1981 Quebec City, Que. HC Ambri-Piotta (SUI)
11 Kevin Clark F R 5’9” 172 12/29/1987 Winnipeg, Man. SCL Tigers (SUI)
16 Dan Paille F L 6’0” 201 04/15/1984 Welland, Ont. Rockford (AHL)
18 Matthew Lombardi F L 5’11” 194 03/18/1982 Montreal, Que. Genève-Servette HC (SUI)
19 Cory Conacher F L 5’8” 183 12/14/1989 Burlington, Ont. SC Bern (SUI)
20 Manny Malhotra F L 6’2” 207 05/18/1980 Mississauga, Ont. Lake Erie (AHL)
25 Cory Emmerton F L 6’0” 192 06/01/1988 St. Thomas, Ont. HC Ambri-Piotta (SUI)
27 Tom Pyatt F L 5’11” 179 02/14/1987 Thunder Bay, Ont. Genève-Servette HC (SUI)
36 Matt D’Agostini F R 6’0” 198 10/23/1986 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Genève-Servette HC (SUI)
83 Matt Ellison F R 6’0” 223 12/08/1983 Duncan, B.C. Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
88 James Sheppard F L 6’1” 216 04/25/1988 Lower Sackville, N.S. Kloten Flyers (SUI)
89 Chris DiDomenico F R 5’11” 183 02/20/1989 Woodbridge, Ont. SCL Tigers (SUI)

Goalie

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
22 Drew MacIntyre G L 6’0” 183 06/24/1983 Charlottetown, P.E.I. Charlotte (AHL)
35 Jeff Glass G L 6’2” 212 11/19/1985 Calgary, Alta. Dinamo Minsk (KHL)

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