Stock Watch for Players Hoping to Make Team USA’s World Cup of Hockey Roster

November 24th, 2015 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
The National Hockey League is reviving its World Cup of Hockey brand with an eight-team tournament that will be played in Toronto in September 2016.

We don't know yet whether the league will send its players to participate in the next Olympics in South Korea in 2018, but we do know that the Americans will need to make some tweaks to their national team roster after finishing a disappointing fourth at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Team USA got significantly younger in Sochi after securing the silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, so the core of the roster will likely be pretty familiar and a little more experienced.

Also worth noting: Players who are 23 or under from Canada and the U.S. are required to join Team North America rather than suiting up for their national team, so that's where rising U.S. stars like Johnny Gaudreau, Dylan Larkin and Brandon Saad will land. reported that each team will be expected to announce the first 16 players on its roster by March 1, 2016. Judging from the season so far, we could see some old stalwarts left off the roster with some interesting new faces fighting to take their places.

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