Perry ,Dumba And Brassard Say Yes to Team Canada

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Players gather in Prague this weekend for pre-competition camp

CALGARY, Alta. – Team Canada’s roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship has increased to 21 players, with the additions of Corey Perry (Peterborough, Ont./Anaheim, NHL), Matt Dumba (Calgary/Minnesota, NHL), and Derick Brassard (Hull, Que./New York Rangers, NHL).

All three players have earned medals while representing Canada in past international competition. Perry is a two-time Olympic gold-medallist and Stanley Cup champion who also played on the 2005 golden National Junior Team. Both Dumba and Brassard wore the red-and-white at the IIHF U18 World Championship, with Dumba bringing home bronze with the 2012 team, and Brassard earning a silver medal in 2005.

“Fans know these three players well for their success in the NHL, but it’s important to remember all three also bring international experience that will serve our team well as we begin our quest to defend gold,” said Bill Peters, head coach, Canada’s National Men’s Team.

Team coaches and staff have arrived in Prague, Czech Republic, to prepare for the pre-competition camp that kicks off on Friday following player arrivals. The camp will include an exhibition game against the Czech Republic on Tuesday, May 3.

Joining Team Canada as part of the practice squad during the pre-competition camp is Curtis Hamilton (Kelowna, B.C.), who just wrapped up his season with HC Sparta Praha in the Czech Republic. Hamilton, who earned silver with Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship, last donned the red-and-white jersey as part of the Spengler Cup team in 2014.

Hockey Canada has also announced the addition of Sean Burke (Windsor, Ont.) to its staff as director of player development.

Canada opens the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, against the United States on Friday, May 6, with preliminary-round games scheduled through Tuesday, May 17. The bronze- and gold-medal games will be hosted in Moscow on Sunday, May 22.

TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will carry all Team Canada games, including the four quarter-finals, two semifinals, and both medal games.

Team Canada went undefeated at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic, on its way to its first gold medal in eight years. Since 1931, Canada has won the world championship 19 times – not counting the years when Olympic Winter Games gold-medallists were also considered world champions. The country has also collected 11 silver medals and six bronze in that timespan.

Goaltenders

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
31 Calvin Pickard G L 6’1” 200 04/15/1992 Winnipeg, Man. Colorado (NHL)
33 Cam Talbot G L 6’3” 180 07/05/1987 Caledonia, Ont. Edmonton (NHL)

Defencemen

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
6 Cody Ceci D R 6’3” 205 12/21/1993 Orleans, Ont. Ottawa (NHL)
8 Chris Tanev D R 6’2” 185 12/20/1989 Toronto, Ont. Vancouver (NHL)
10 Ben Hutton D L 6’2″ 183 04/20/1993 Brockville, Ont. Vancouver (NHL)
27 Ryan Murray D L 6’0” 201 09/27/1993 White City, Sask. Columbus (NHL)
44 Morgan Rielly D L 6’1” 205 03/09/1994 West Vancouver, B.C. Toronto (NHL)
  Matt Dumba D R 6’0″ 193 07/25/1994 Calgary, Alta. Minnesota (NHL)

Forwards

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
4 Taylor Hall F L 6’1” 198 11/14/1991 Kingston, Ont. Edmonton (NHL)
9 Matt Duchene F L 5’11” 200 01/16/1991 Haliburton, Ont. Colorado (NHL)
11 Brendan Gallagher F R 5’8” 178 06/05/1992 Tsawwassen, B.C. Montreal (NHL)
16 Max Domi F L 5’10” 198 03/02/1995 Toronto, Ont. Arizona (NHL)
23 Sam Reinhart F R 6’1″ 190 11/06/1995 West Vancouver, B.C. Buffalo (NHL)
38 Boone Jenner F L 6’1” 205 06/15/1993 Dorchester, Ont. Columbus (NHL)
55 Mark Scheifele F R 6’2” 195 03/15/1993 Kitchener, Ont. Winnipeg (NHL)
61 Mark Stone F R 6’3” 205 05/13/1992 Winnipeg, Man. Ottawa (NHL)
63 Brad Marchand F L 5’9″ 183 05/11/1988 Hammonds Plains, N.S. Boston (NHL)
90 Ryan O’Reilly F L 6’0″ 205 02/07/1991 Varna, Ont. Buffalo (NHL)
97 Connor McDavid F L 6’0” 182 01/13/1997 Newmarket, Ont. Edmonton (NHL)
  Derick Brassard F L 6’1″ 205 09/20/1987 Hull, Que. New York Rangers (NHL)
  Corey Perry F R 6’3″ 210 05/16/1985 Peterborough, Ont. Anaheim (NHL)

– See more at: http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/roster/show/1986945?subseason=236212&_ga=1.39061091.1307184326.1441831616#.dpuf

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