Ducks right wing Corey Perry was among the 15 players chosen Friday to compete for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships, which will be held May
7-23 in Cologne and Mannheim, Germany.
Perry was the lone player chosen from the Canadian Olympic squad that won the gold medal in February.
“Our philosophy going into the World Championship this year was to
build a young talented team that is
excited to have a chance to represent their country,” Canadian general
manager Mark Messier said in a statement on the Hockey
Canada Web site. “We
are very proud of the enthusiasm and
excitement that the players have shown when informed of their selection.
The World Championship is a
tremendous opportunity for these young players to gain experience at the
Messier’s philosophy had to take into account the Stanley Cup playoffs, as well as injuries to some of his top players sustained during the NHL regular season. No word as of yet whether the ankle injury that has hobbled Ryan Getzlaf the past two months kept the Ducks’ center off the Canadian
Former Anaheim defenseman Francois Beauchemin was also among the initial
group of 15 players named to Team Canada on Friday. The complete list:
- G Chris Mason
- D Francois Beauchemin
- D Brent Burns
- D Mark Giordano
- D Kris Russell
- D Marc Staal
- F Rene Bourque
- F Steve Downie
- F Evander Kane
- F Steve Ott
- F Corey Perry
- F Rich Peverley
- F Steven Stamkos
- F John Tavares
- F Ray Whitney
Twelve players were named to Team USA on Thursday, a list that included Ducks center Ryan Carter.