Potential Invites for Team Canada at the IIHF WHC

Tomas Vessio
Head of NHL/Podcast Host

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It’s that time of the year again. The 2021 IIHF World Championship is scheduled to take place from May 21st to June 6th 2021 co-hosted by Minsk, Belarus and Riga, Latvia. Last year’s tournament was cancelled due to the pandemic so Team Canada has some vengeance to take care of here. In recent weeks, Hockey Canada has announced that former NHL goaltender, Roberto Luongo will be the GM of the team while former NHL coach, Gerard Gallant will be the Head Coach. But who are the players playing, that’s for me to predict in this article.

Possible Players:

Anaheim Ducks:

F – Max Comtois

F – Sam Steel

Arizona Coyotes: *if they don’t qualify for Playoffs*

F – Derick Brassard

D – Jakob Chychrun

Buffalo Sabres:

F – Sam Reinhart

Calgary Flames:

F – Sean Monahan

F – Andrew Mangiapane

Chicago Blackhawks:*if they don’t qualify for Playoffs*

F – Kirby Dach

D – Duncan Keith

Columbus Blue Jackets:

F – Max Domi

Dallas Stars:*if they don’t qualify for Playoffs*

F – Jamie Benn

D – Jamie Oleksiak

Detroit Red Wings:

F – Robby Fabbri

D – Troy Stecher

G – Jonathan Bernier

Los Angeles Kings:

F – Andreas Athanasiou

F – Gabriel Vilardi

Nashville Predators:*if they don’t qualify for Playoffs*

F – Ryan Johansen

D – Ryan Ellis

D – Dante Fabbro

New Jersey Devils:

D – Ty Smith

D – Damon Severson

D – P.K. Subban

G – Mackenzie Blackwood

New York Rangers:*if they don’t qualify for Playoffs*

F – Ryan Strome

F – Alexis Lafreniere

Ottawa Senators:

F – Drake Batherson

F – Connor Brown

D – Thomas Chabot

Philadelphia Flyers:

F – Claude Giroux

F – Travis Konecny

D – Travis Sanheim

D – Philippe Myers

San Jose Sharks:

F – Evander Kane

F – Logan Couture

D – Brent Burns

D – Mario Ferraro

G – Martin Jones

Vancouver Canucks:*if they don’t qualify for Playoffs*

F – Bo Horvat

F – Tanner Pearson

D – Tyler Myers

G – Braden Holtby

This is all predictions and guessing but the Hockey Canada staff along with GM Roberto Luongo don’t have a whole lot of great talent to choose from. Some young legs and bodies yes but, do they have what it takes to win? We will find out once the puck is dropped.

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