By Michael Walters
Today Team Finland’s preliminary roster was announced for the World Cup of Hockey. The roster include’s the following players:
- Esa Lindell, Texas Stars (AHL)
- Olli Maata, Pittsburgh Penguins
- Rasmus Ristolainen, Buffalo Sabres
- Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks
- Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers
- Joonas Donskoi, San Jose Sharks
- Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning
- Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild
- Jussi Jokinen, Florida Panthers
- Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
- Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs
- Lauri Korpikoski, Edmonton Oilers
- Jori Lehtera, St. Louis Blues
- Teuvo Teravainen, Chicago Blackhawks
Sami Vatanen has played in 61 games this season for Anaheim with a +3 rating. He has nine goals and 25 assists for 34 total points. He leads all of Anaheim’s defensemen in goals, assists, and total points. He is tied for the team lead in power play goals with four. He also has two game-winning goals this season. He is tied for third on Anaheim’s roster for total points. Only Ryan Getzlaf(51) and Corey Perry(45) have more points than Vatanen.
Congratulations to Vatanen for making Team Finland!
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