When the 2013 World Championships take place in both Helsinki and Stockholm from May 3-19, Team Canada will be there, with a dose of Philadelphia Flyers flair.
As reported last night by TSN of Canada, four members of the Orange and Black were invited, and all have accepted out of the first 13 players to be named to the roster.
Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read and Luke Schenn will all be sporting the Maple Leaf in Red and Black overseas.
Giroux ranks first on the club with 33 assists and 47 points in 47 games. Simmonds ranks second in goals (15) and third in points (37), Read’s solid sophomore campaign includes 11 goals and 24 points with a plus-3 rating, while Schenn’s first season in Philadelphia comprises three goals, 11 points and 179 hits as of Thursday’s contest.
They will be squaring off against a current member of the Flyers’ system as well as a former team defenseman, who were named to the Team USA squad on Thursday.
Canada hasn’t won Gold at the tournament since 2007.
Find the up-to-date Canadian roster here.