Team Europe (ice hockey)

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Europe
Shirt badge/Association crest
General Manager Slovakia Miroslav Šatan
Head coach Germany Ralph Krueger
Assistants Canada Paul Maurice
Captain Slovenia Anže Kopitar[1]
Top scorer Slovakia Tomáš Tatar (3)
Most points Slovenia Anže Kopitar
Norway Mats Zuccarello (4)
Team colors                    
Team Europe jerseys 2016 (WCH).png
First international
North America 4–0 Europe
(Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; 8 September 2016)
Biggest win
Europe 6–2 Sweden 
(Washington, D.C., United States; 14 September 2016)
Biggest defeat
North America 4–0 Europe
(Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; 8 September 2016)
World Cup of Hockey
Appearances 1 (first in 2016)
Best result 2nd (2016)
International record (W–L–T)
4–5–0

Team Europe was an international ice hockey team created for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. It was jointly administered by the IIHF and NHL and represented countries in Europe not represented by their own national team, including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

2016 World Cup of Hockey[edit]

Team Europe played its first pre-tournament game on September 8, 2016. They were defeated 4–0 by Team North America at the Videotron Centre, in Quebec City.

The team played 3 group stage games; a 3–0 shutout win over the United States, a 3–2 overtime win against Czech Republic, and a 4–1 defeat to Canada. Team Europe finished second in the group behind Canada and advanced to the knockout stage.

Europe faced Sweden in the semi-final where they would win 3–2 in overtime on a goal by Tomas Tatar. In the best-of-three final against Canada, Europe was defeated, losing 3–1 and 2–1 in two games.

Team Europe finished the tournament as runners-up with a 3–3–0 record overall, scoring 11 goals and conceding 14 in six games.

Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Head coach: Ralph Krueger

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Germany Thomas Greiss 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 103 kg (227 lb) (1986-01-29)January 29, 1986 (aged 30) United States New York Islanders
31 G Germany Philipp Grubauer 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83.5 kg (184 lb) (1991-11-25)November 25, 1991 (aged 24) United States Washington Capitals
41 G Slovakia Jaroslav Halák 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1985-05-13)May 13, 1985 (aged 31) United States New York Islanders
33 D Slovakia Zdeno Chára (A) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (240 lb) (1977-03-18)March 18, 1977 (aged 39) United States Boston Bruins
10 D Germany Christian Ehrhoff 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1982-07-06)July 6, 1982 (aged 34) Free Agent
59 D Switzerland Roman Josi 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1990-06-01)June 1, 1990 (aged 26) United States Nashville Predators
5 D Switzerland Luca Sbisa 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-01-30)January 30, 1990 (aged 26) Canada Vancouver Canucks
44 D Germany Dennis Seidenberg 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1981-07-18)July 18, 1981 (aged 35) United States New York Islanders
2 D Slovakia Andrej Sekera 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1986-06-08)June 8, 1986 (aged 30) Canada Edmonton Oilers
7 D Switzerland Mark Streit (A) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1977-12-11)December 11, 1977 (aged 38) United States Philadelphia Flyers
78 LW France Pierre-Édouard Bellemare 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1985-03-06)March 6, 1985 (aged 31) United States Philadelphia Flyers
89 LW Denmark Mikkel Bødker 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1989-12-16)December 16, 1989 (aged 26) United States San Jose Sharks
29 C Germany Leon Draisaitl 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1995-10-27)October 27, 1995 (aged 20) Canada Edmonton Oilers
12 RW Slovakia Marián Gáborík 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1982-02-14)February 14, 1982 (aged 34) United States Los Angeles Kings
36 RW Denmark Jannik Hansen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1986-03-15)March 15, 1986 (aged 30) Canada Vancouver Canucks
81 RW Slovakia Marián Hossa 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1979-01-12)January 12, 1979 (aged 37) United States Chicago Blackhawks
11 C Slovenia Anže Kopitar (C) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 103 kg (227 lb) (1987-08-24)August 24, 1987 (aged 29) United States Los Angeles Kings
22 LW Switzerland Nino Niederreiter 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1992-09-08)September 8, 1992 (aged 24) United States Minnesota Wild
51 C Denmark Frans Nielsen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1984-04-24)April 24, 1984 (aged 32) United States Detroit Red Wings
8 RW Germany Tobias Rieder 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1993-01-10)January 10, 1993 (aged 23) United States Arizona Coyotes
21 LW Slovakia Tomáš Tatar 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1990-12-01)December 1, 1990 (aged 25) United States Detroit Red Wings
26 LW Austria Thomas Vanek 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 99 kg (218 lb) (1984-01-19)January 19, 1984 (aged 32) United States Detroit Red Wings
63 RW Norway Mats Zuccarello 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1987-09-01)September 1, 1987 (aged 29) United States New York Rangers

Source: National Hockey League's official website[2]

Frederik Andersen was originally selected but could not participate due to injury. He was replaced by Philipp Grubauer.

All-time record against nations[edit]

Team GP W L OTL GF GA
 Canada 3 0 3 0 3 9
 Czech Republic 1 1 0 0 3 2
North America 2 0 2 0 4 11
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 9 4
 United States 1 1 0 0 3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin, Amalie (6 September 2016). "Anze Kopitar named Team Europe captain". NHL.com. National Hockey League's organization. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Satriano, David (28 May 2016). "Team Europe releases World Cup roster". NHL.com. National Hockey League's organization. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 

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