The 2023 World Men’s Hockey Championships begins on Friday from Tampere, Finland and Riga, Latvia. Canada will play seven round robin games against Czechia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Latvia, Norway, Kazakhstan and Slovenia. Here is Canada’s roster starting against Latvia on Friday.
The Canadian team will be captained by Calgary Flames right winger Tyler Toffoli of Toronto, Ontario. He will be joined by fellow Flames Milan Lucic of Vancouver, British Columbia (a left winger), and defenseman Mackenzie Weegar of Napean, Ontario.
Weegar is one of seven defensemen. He is joined by Vancouver Canucks blueliners Tyler Myers of Calgary and Ethan Bear of Ochapowace, Saskatchewan, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Hunt of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph of Chambly, Quebec, Montreal Canadiens defenseman Justin Barron of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Minnesota Wild blueliner Jake Middleton of Stratford, Ontario.
The 11 other forwards are reigning Hobey Baker Award winner Adam Fantilli of Nobleton, Ontario, Nashville Predators center Cody Glass of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Arizona Coyotes center Jack McBain of Toronto, Ontario, Buffalo Sabres center Peyton Krebs of Calgary, Alberta, Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton of Oakville, Ontario, Sabres right winger Jack Quinn of Ottawa, Ontario, Coyotes left winger Michael Carcone of Ajax, Ontario, St. Louis Blues left winger Jake Neighbours of Calgary, Coyotes left winger Lawson Crouse of Mount Brydges, Ontario, Blues left winger Sammy Blais of Montmagny, Quebec, and Detroit Red Wings center Joe Veleno of Montreal, Quebec. The three Canadian goalies are Sabres netminder Devon Levi of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, Blues netminder Joel Hofer of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault of Becancour, Quebec.