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2024 World Championship tracker: Celebrini withdraws from tournament


The 2024 World Championship will take place May 10-26 in Czechia. With the rosters beginning to take shape, we've compiled the notable names set to partake in the tournament.

Teams are ordered by their men's IIHF ranking.

Canada 🇨🇦

IIHF rank: 1

Pierre-Luc Dubois, Brandon Hagel, and Nick Paul are the latest players to join Canada's roster, while projected No. 1 pick Macklin Celebrini and 2023 No. 3 pick Adam Fantilli decided to back out of the tournament. General manager Rick Nash can still add up to two more players for the defending champs if he desires.

Player Position Team
Michael Bunting F Penguins
Connor Bedard F Blackhawks
Dylan Cozens F Sabres
Pierre-Luc Dubois F Kings
Ridly Greig F Senators
Dylan Guenther F Coyotes
Brandon Hagel F Lightning
Andrew Mangiapane F Flames
Jack McBain F Coyotes
Jared McCann F Kraken
Dawson Mercer F Devils
Nick Paul F Lightning
Brandon Tanev F Kraken
Bowen Byram D Sabres
Kaiden Guhle D Canadiens
Jamie Oleksiak D Kraken
Colton Parayko D Blues
Owen Power D Sabres
Damon Severson D Blue Jackets
Olen Zellweger D Ducks
Jordan Binnington G Blues
Nico Daws G Devils
Joel Hofer G Blues

Finland 🇫🇮

IIHF rank: 2

Only four NHLers are headed to Czechia to represent Finland so far, headlined by Mikael Granlund. The roster also features projected top-10 pick Konsta Helenius, a pair of recent European free-agent signings, and Montreal Canadiens prospect Oliver Kapanen.

Player Position Team
Mikael Granlund F Sharks
Konsta Helenius F Jukurit (Liiga)
Arttu Hyry F Karpat (Liiga)
Juha Jaaska F HIFK (Liiga)
Oliver Kapanen F KalPa (Liiga)
Jesse Puljujarvi F Penguins
Valtteri Puustinen F Penguins
Olli Maatta D Red Wings

United States 🇺🇸

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IIHF rank: 4

The USA has plenty of star talent as it looks to win the tournament for the first time since 1960 when it doubled as the Olympics. GM Bill Guerin named nine more players to the roster Sunday, but lost one with Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin dropping out due to injury.

Player Position Team
Matt Boldy F Wild
Gavin Brindley F Blue Jackets
Cole Caufield F Canadiens
Mikey Eyssimont F Lightning
Joel Farabee F Flyers
Johnny Gaudreau F Blue Jackets
Kevin Hayes F Blues
Luke Kunin F Sharks
Ryan Leonard F Boston College (NCAA)
Brock Nelson F Islanders
Shane Pinto F Senators
Will Smith F Boston College (NCAA)
Brady Tkachuk F Senators
Trevor Zegras F Ducks
Luke Hughes D Devils
Seth Jones D Blackhawks
Matthew Kessel D Blues
Michael Kesserling D Coyotes
Jeff Petry D Red Wings
Jake Sanderson D Senators
Alex Vlasic D Blackhawks
Zach Werenski D Blue Jackets
Trey Augustine G Michigan State (NCAA)
Alex Lyon G Red Wings
Alex Nedeljkovic G Penguins

Germany 🇩🇪

IIHF rank: 5

A hockey program on the rise, Germany took home silver at the 2023 World Championship.

Player Position Team
JJ Peterka F Sabres
Nico Sturm F Sharks
Philipp Grubauer G Kraken

Sweden 🇸🇪

IIHF rank: 6

As usual, the blue line will be Sweden's backbone. It features former Norris Trophy winners Erik Karlsson and Victor Hedman, plus a potential future winner in Rasmus Dahlin.

Player Position Team
Andre Burakovsky F Kraken
Joel Eriksson Ek F Wild
Max Friberg F Frolunda
Jesper Froden F Zurich
Carl Grundstrom F Kings
Pontus Holmberg F Maple Leafs
Alexander Holtz F Devils
Adrian Kempe F Kings
Linus Johansson F Farjestads BK Karlstad
Marcus Johansson F Wild
Isac Lundestrom F Ducks
Victor Olofsson F Sabres
Lucas Raymond F Red Wings
Marcus Sorensen F Fribourg
Felix Unger-Sorum F Leksands
Fabian Zetterlund F Sharks
Lukas Bengtsson D Zug EV
Jonas Brodin D Wild
Rasmus Dahlin D Sabres
Victor Hedman D Lightning
Tim Heed D Ambri-Piotta
Erik Karlsson D Penguins
Marcus Pettersson D Penguins
Samuel Ersson G Flyers
Filip Gustavsson G Wild
Jesper Wallstedt G Wild

Switzerland 🇨🇭

IIHF rank: 7

Switzerland's preliminary roster includes five active NHLers, including Nino Niederreiter - the latest notable player to commit. There are several other players with NHL experience, though, including Andrighetto, Haas, Kukan, and Berra.

Player Position Team
Andres Ambuhl F HC Davos (NL)
Sven Andrighetto F ZSC Lions (NL)
Thierry Bader F SC Bern (NL)
Christoph Bertschy F HC Fribourg-Gotteron (NL)
Gaetan Haas F EHC Biel (NL)
Fabrice Herzog F EV Zug (NL)
Nico Hischier F Devils
Ken Jager F Lausanne HC (NL)
Philipp Kurashev F Blackhawks
Nino Niederreiter F Jets 
Tristan Scherwey F SC Bern (NL)
Sven Senteler F EV Zug (NL)
Dario Simion F EV Zug (NL)
Calvin Thürkauf F HC Lugano (NL)
Michael Fora D HC Davos (NL)
Andrea Glauser D Lausanne HC (NL)
Sven Jung D HC Davos (NL)
Dean Kukan D ZSC Lions (NL)
Romain Loeffel D SC Bern (NL)
Christian Marti D ZSC Lions (NL)
Jonas Siegenthaler D Devils
Reto Berra G HC Fribourg-Gotteron (NL)
Leonardo Genoni G EV Zug (NL)
Akira Schmid G Devils

Czechia 🇨🇿

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IIHF rank: 8

The host nation is on the rise after medaling at each of the past two World Junior Championships.

Player Position Team
David Kampf F Maple Leafs
Dominik Kubalik F Senators
Ondrej Palat F Devils
Radko Gudas D Ducks
Jan Rutta D Sharks
David Spacek D Wild (AHL)
Lukas Dostal G Ducks
Petr Mrazek G Blackhawks
Karel Vejmelka G Coyotes

Slovakia 🇸🇰

IIHF rank: 9

The first two picks from the 2022 NHL Draft, Juraj Slafkovsky and Simon Nemec, project to be the driving forces behind Slovakia.

Player Position Team
Martin Pospisil F Flames
Pavol Regenda F Ducks
Juraj Slafkovsky F Canadiens
Tomas Tatar F Kraken
Simon Nemec D Devils

Norway 🇳🇴

IIHF rank: 12

Mats Zuccarello was one of two Norwegians to play in the NHL this year.

Player Position Team
Mats Zuccarello F Wild

Austria 🇦🇹

IIHF rank: 16

Marco Rossi is the only active Austrian NHLer.

Player Position Team
Marco Rossi F Wild

The remaining six teams in the tournament - Denmark, France, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Poland - have yet to name notable players to their rosters.

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