Round the Worlds: IIHF World Hockey Championship Begins
The WHC is here beginning, tonight , the May 13th, and ending on May 29th, 2022. The location is happening in two different cities this year. : Helsinki & Tampere, Finland. The Blue Jackets have 8 players and one manager representing the organization in this year’s tournament, as well as other former players and Ohio natives:
Nick Blankenburg, Andrew Peeke
Former CBJ D Seth Jones and Andrew Peeke reunite as teammates on the American roster.
Blankenburg and Luke Hughes reunite after a few months of separation form the Frozen Four appearance with Michigan.
Ohio native Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to be the starter for the U.S. roster this month.
F Cole Sillinger
F Kent Johnson
AGM Rick Nash
F Josh Anderson (MTL)
F Pierre-Luc Dubois (WPG)
D Nick Holden (OTT)
G Elvis Merzlikins
Team Sweden :
F Emil Bemstrom
Team Switzerland :
D Dean Kukan
The Canada and Finnish squads appear to be looking like the favorites with their roster construction, skill, size, and experience. We will see how it goes. Good luck to all the fellow Jackets and players from around the world!