World Cup of Hockey: Team Europe final roster
Lars Eller was not named to talented group of players you'd be better off not underestimating as Europe names its first World Cup roster
Making their debut at the World Cup of Hockey, Team Europe promises to be a good group.
Much like Team North America, countries like Sweden and Canada would be best not to take this team lightly as they form an all-star team of sorts and have talent up and down the roster.
In goal, there is no standout number one, but all three goaltenders have a chance to steal games no matter who they choose. On defence, Zdeno Chara is not who he once was, but is far from the worst defenceman in this tournament. Roman Josi also is a big player for this team.
Up front, it is a mix of veterans and young players as evidenced by the mix of Marian Hossa and Thomas Vanek and Leon Draisaitl and Tomas Tatar. The second wave of additions with Marian Gaborik and others adds to the sneaky depth of this team.
As much as this team and Team North America have come under criticism for being gimmicky, it will be fun to watch a team of players we normally wouldn't see together.
|Frederik Andersen (Denmark)||G||NHL||Anaheim Ducks|
|Jaroslav Halak (Slovakia)||G||NHL||New York Islanders|
|Thomas Greiss (Germany)||G||NHL||New York Islanders|
|Zdeno Chara (Slovakia)||D||NHL||Boston Bruins|
|Roman Josi (Switzerland)||D||NHL||Nashville Predators|
|Dennis Seidenberg (Germany)||D||NHL||Boston Bruins|
|Mark Streit (Switzerland)||D||NHL||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Christian Erhoff (Germany)||D||NHL||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Luca Sbisa (Switzerland)||D||NHL||Vancouver Canucks|
|Tobias Reider (Germany)||F||NHL||Arizona Coyotes|
|Nino Niederreiter (Switzerland)||F||NHL||Minnesota Wild|
|Marian Gaborik (Slovakia)||F||NHL||Los Angeles Kings|
|Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (France)||F||NHL||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Mikkel Boedker (Denmark)||F||NHL||Arizona Coyotes|
|Leon Draisaitl (Germany)||F||NHL||Edmonton Oilers|
|Jannik Hansen (Denmark)||F||NHL||Vancouver Canucks|
|Marian Hossa (Slovakia)||F||NHL||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Frans Nielsen (Denmark)||F||NHL||New York Islanders|
|Tomas Tatar (Slovakia)||F||NHL||Detroit Red Wings|
|Thomas Vanek (Austria)||F||NHL||Minnesota Wild|
|Mats Zuccarello (Norway)||F||NHL||New York Rangers|