2016 World Cup of Hockey: Tomas Tatar named to Team Europe

We have yet another Red Wing heading to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tournament. Tomas Tatar has been named to Team Europe per NHL press release:

G Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks (Denmark)

G Jaroslav Halak, New York Islanders (Slovakia)

D Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins (Slovakia)

D Roman Josi, Nashville Predators (Switzerland)

D Dennis Seidenberg, Boston Bruins (Germany)

D Andrej Sekera, Edmonton Oilers (Slovakia)

D Mark Streit, Philadelphia Flyers (Switzerland)

F Mikkel Boedker, Colorado Avalanche (Denmark)

F Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers (Germany)

F Jannik Hansen, Vancouver Canucks (Denmark)

F Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks (Slovakia)

F Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings (Slovenia)

F Frans Nielsen, New York Islanders (Denmark)

F Tomas Tatar, Detroit Red Wings (Slovakia)

F Thomas Vanek, Minnesota Wild (Austria)

F Mats Zuccarello, New York Rangers (Norway)


Out of all the teams so far, I think Team Europe might be one of the weakest. Nevertheless, there are some talented players on the squad. Tatar will more than likely draw into a top-line role alongside that of Leon Draisaitl and/or Marian Hossa.

Next up on the schedule, they'll announce the U23 North American team. This one's going to be a doozie.