Team North America (World Cup of Hockey 2016)

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North America
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) "The Young Guns"
General Manager Canada Stan Bowman
Canada Peter Chiarelli
Head coach Canada Todd McLellan
Assistants Canada Jon Cooper
Canada Peter DeBoer
Canada Dave Tippett
Canada Jay Woodcroft
Captain Canada Connor McDavid
Most points United States Gaudreau[1]
United States Gostisbehere (4)
Team colors                    
Team North America U23 jerseys 2016 (WCH).png
First international
North America 4–0 Europe
(Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; 8 September 2016)
Biggest win
North America 4–0 Europe
(Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; 8 September 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Czech Republic 3–2 North America
(Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 14 September 2016)
 Russia 4–3 North America
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 19 September 2016)
International record (W–L–T)
4–2–0

Team North America was a hockey team created for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.[2] It represented players aged 23-and-under from Canada and the United States.

A "Team North America" was also assembled for the National Hockey League All-Star Game from 1998 to 2002, and consisted of NHL players of any age from Canada and the United States.

2016 World Cup of Hockey[edit]

Team North America played its first pre-tournament game on September 8, 2016. They defeated Team Europe 4–0 at the Videotron Centre, in Quebec City. They then played 2 more pre-tournament games, defeating Team Europe 7–4, and conceding to Czech Republic 3–2.

The team played only 3 official tournament games; a 4–1 win over Finland, a 4–3 loss against Russia, and a 4–3 overtime win against Sweden. Despite finishing in a tie with Russia for the final spot in the knockout round, Team North America did not advance as their head-to-head loss to Russia broke the tie.

Team North America finished the tournament in 5th place with a record of 2–1–0. They scored 11 goals and allowed 8 for a +3 differential.

All-time record against other nations[edit]

Team GP W L OTL GF GA
 Czech Republic 1 0 1 0 2 3
Europe 2 2 0 0 11 4
 Finland 1 1 0 0 4 1
 Russia 1 0 1 0 3 4
 Sweden 1 1 0 0 4 3

Roster[edit]

Head coach: Todd McLellan

No. Pos. Name[3] Height Weight Birthdate Team
36 G United States John Gibson 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1993-07-14)July 14, 1993 (aged 23) United States Anaheim Ducks
37 G United States Connor Hellebuyck 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1993-05-19)May 19, 1993 (aged 23) Canada Winnipeg Jets
30 G Canada Matt Murray 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1994-05-25)May 25, 1994 (aged 22) United States Pittsburgh Penguins
5 D Canada Aaron Ekblad (A) 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1996-02-07)February 7, 1996 (aged 20) United States Florida Panthers
53 D United States Shayne Gostisbehere 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1993-04-20)April 20, 1993 (aged 23) United States Philadelphia Flyers
3 D United States Seth Jones 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1994-10-03)October 3, 1994 (aged 21) United States Columbus Blue Jackets
27 D Canada Ryan Murray 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1993-09-27)September 27, 1993 (aged 22) United States Columbus Blue Jackets
4 D Canada Colton Parayko 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb) (1993-05-12)May 12, 1993 (aged 23) United States St. Louis Blues
44 D Canada Morgan Rielly 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 97.5 kg (215 lb) (1994-03-09)March 9, 1994 (aged 22) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
8 D United States Jacob Trouba 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1994-02-26)February 26, 1994 (aged 22) Canada Winnipeg Jets
14 C Canada Sean Couturier (A) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1992-12-07)December 7, 1992 (aged 23) United States Philadelphia Flyers
72 RW Canada Jonathan Drouin 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1995-03-28)March 28, 1995 (aged 21) United States Tampa Bay Lightning
15 C United States Jack Eichel 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1996-10-28)October 28, 1996 (aged 19) United States Buffalo Sabres
13 LW United States Johnny Gaudreau 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1993-08-13)August 13, 1993 (aged 23) Canada Calgary Flames
71 RW United States Dylan Larkin 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1996-07-30)July 30, 1996 (aged 20) United States Detroit Red Wings
29 RW Canada Nathan MacKinnon 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1995-09-01)September 1, 1995 (aged 21) United States Colorado Avalanche
34 C United States Auston Matthews 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1997-09-17)September 17, 1997 (aged 19) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
97 C Canada Connor McDavid (C) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1997-01-13)January 13, 1997 (aged 19) Canada Edmonton Oilers
10 LW United States J. T. Miller 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1993-03-14)March 14, 1993 (aged 23) United States New York Rangers
93 C Canada Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1993-04-12)April 12, 1993 (aged 23) Canada Edmonton Oilers
20 LW United States Brandon Saad 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1992-10-27)October 27, 1992 (aged 23) United States Columbus Blue Jackets
55 C Canada Mark Scheifele 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1993-03-15)March 15, 1993 (aged 23) Canada Winnipeg Jets
21 C United States Vincent Trocheck 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1993-07-11)July 11, 1993 (aged 23) United States Florida Panthers

Sean Monahan was originally selected but could not participate due to injury. He was replaced by Vincent Trocheck.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stats: World Cup of Hockey". ice.wch2016.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Team North America News, Video, and Roster". WCH2016.com. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Team North America | Roster". WCH2016.com. Retrieved 2018-01-27.