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World Cup of Hockey 2016: Claude Giroux not snubbed, will play for Team Canada

Claude Giroux will represent Canada at the 2016 World Cup.

Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Six Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Claude Giroux was snubbed from Team Canada back in 2014 at the Olympic Games in Sochi. It was not a stretch to think the same could happen this fall at the World Cup of Hockey.

But, nope -- Canada's management team came to their senses and indeed named Giroux to the roster on Friday night. He is the only Flyer on the team, although fellow Canadian Sean Couturier will play on the under-23 Team North America squad.

Here's the full Canadian roster:


  • G Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
  • G Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
  • G Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens


  • D Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks *
  • D Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
  • D Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
  • D Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles Kings *
  • D Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues *
  • D Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks
  • D Shea Weber, Nashville Predators


  • F Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars
  • F Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
  • F Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings
  • F Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • F Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche *
  • F Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
  • F Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers *
  • F Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins *
  • F Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
  • F Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • F John Tavares, New York Islanders
  • F Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks *
  • F Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

* named to roster today