Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Team Canada starts to shape up

Who will get to wear the jersey for Canada this May???

GM Steve Yzerman announced the first round of Canucks that will represent the Maple Leafs at the World Championships in Halifax and Quebec City. A number of them are no strangers to Team Canada's roster, as 8 have played in the WC.

The players so far include...

Rick Nash (CBJ)
Shane Doan (PHO)
Jamal Mayers (STL)
Jason Chimera (CBJ)
Derek Roy (BUF)
Patrick Sharp (CHI)
Marty St. Louis (TBL)
Eric Staal (CAR)
Jonathan Toews (CHI)
Ray Whitney (CAR)

Jay Bouwmeester (FLA)
Duncan Keith (CHI)
Steve Staios (EDM)

Cam Ward (CAR)
Pascal Leclaire (CBJ)

The next round of players will be announced after the conclusion of the Quarterfinals.

Canada opens the WC against Slovenia in Halifax on May 2nd.

Watch Rick Nash own Kari Lehtonen in last year's gold medal game...

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