2016 World Cup of Hockey: Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall named to Team Sweden

Team Sweden has been announced, and unsurprisingly, Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall have been named to the initial 16-man roster.

From NHL press release:

G Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

G Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks

D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes

D Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning

D Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks

D Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

D Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings

D Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning

F Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

F Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins

F Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators

F Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

F Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

F Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

F Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues

F Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings


Both players had appeared previously in the Sochi Olympics for Team Sweden, we remember that as the time Henrik Zetterberg's back went haywire, and the Red Wings scraped along without him. Team Sweden looks to be a front-running contender in the tournament given the players they will have on their roster. So far, this is the strongest blend of offensive force, shutdown defense, and strong goaltending announced yet.

The remaining announcements are as followed:

Team Europe: 4:30 p.m.

Team North America: 5:15 p.m.

Team Canada: 6:05 p.m.

Team USA: 6:45 p.m. (this will be broadcasted on ESPN)