There will be plenty of Winnipeg content at the World Cup of Hockey. In all seven players from the Jets were selected to their respective national teams on Friday.
The group is headlined by a trio of young stars who will be a part of the 23-and-under North American team. Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba and Connor Hellebuyck were all picked to the makeshift team for the best-on-best tournament.
A pair of Jets veterans will be together on the United States team. Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien were both selected to the Americans.
Goalie Ondrej Pavelec was picked by the Czech Republic to round out the current Jets named to rosters.
Meanwhile, Jets property Ivan Telegin was picked by the Russians. He was selected 101st overall in the 2010 draft by the then Atlanta Thrashers. Telegin plays in the KHL for CSKA Moscow.
Jets head coach Paul Maurice will be an assistant coach for Europe while Head Equipment Manager Jason McMaster will also be with Europe as an Equipment Manager.
And for those keeping an eye on the NHL draft, the two top prospects will play for their respective teams. Projected first overall pick Auston Matthews will play for the Americans while Patrick Laine was selected by Finland. The Jets have the second overall pick in the upcoming draft.
The Canadian roster was also announced and can be found below:
Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks; Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals; Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens.
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks; Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks; Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles Kings; Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues; Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks; Shea Weber, Nashville Predators.
Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars; Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins; Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings; Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins; Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche; Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks; Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers; Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins; Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars; Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning.
John Tavares, New York Islanders; Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks; Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks.
Head Coach: Mike Babcock, Toronto Maple Leafs.