Ducks goalie John Gibson was named Wednesday to the preliminary 16-player Team North America roster for the World Cup of Hockey next fall in Toronto. Gibson, a rookie, was 15-8-2 with a 2.10 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage going into Wednesday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Team North American will be comprised of players 23-and-under from the U.S. and Canada. Gibson is a Pittsburgh native.
Kings center Anze Kopitar and Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen were named Wednesday to the 16-player preliminary roster of Team Europe for the World Cup of Hockey next fall in Toronto. Kopitar (Slovenia) is the Kings’ leading scorer with 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists). Andersen (Denmark) is the Ducks’ leader with 16 victories. Team Europe is comprised of players outside of the national teams of the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden.