Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League is proud to announce that a total of 72 current CHL players are listed on official International Ice Hockey Federation rosters and are competing in the 2013 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship underway in Ufa, Russia.
The 72 players includes a representative from all 10 participating countries including Canada who leads the way with 22 CHL players followed by the Czech Republic with 12 players, the United States with nine players, Germany and Switzerland with six players each, Russia with five players, Latvia and Sweden with four players each, followed by Finland and Slovakia with two players each.
In addition to the 72 current CHL players, seven competing players are former CHL players, while 17 non-CHL players participated in the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series with the host Team Russia.
The Ontario Hockey League leads the way with 31 players competing in the tournament followed by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 22 players, and the Western Hockey Junior Hockey League with 19 players. 42 of the CHL’s 60 clubs are represented in the event with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers producing a CHL-high four competing players.
Last season, 64 CHL players competed in the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.
CHL Players Competing at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship:
Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack)
Anthony Camara (Barrie Colts)
Phillip Danault (Victoriaville Tigres)
Jonathan Drouin (Halifax Mooseheads)
Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
JC Lipon (Kamloops Blazers)
Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads)
Mark McNeill (Prince Albert Raiders)
Ryan Murphy (Kitchener Rangers)
Xavier Ouellet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Jake Paterson (Saginaw Spirit)
Ty Rattie (Portland Winterhawks)
Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)
Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)
Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)
Malcolm Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Tyler Wotherspoon (Portland Winterhawks)
In addition, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a former member of the Red Deer Rebels.
Czech Republic (12):
Patrik Bartosak (Red Deer Rebels)
Matej Beran (PEI Rocket)
Radek Faksa (Kitchener Rangers)
Martin Frk (Halifax Mooseheads)
Marek Hrbas (Kamloops Blazers)
Tomas Hyka (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dmitrij Jaskin (Moncton Wildcats)
Matej Machovsky (Brampton Battalion)
David Musil (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Tomas Pavelka (PEI Rocket)
Lukas Sedlak (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Petr Sidlik (Victoriaville Tigres)
In addition, Petr Beranek is a former member of the Barrie Colts and the Kingston Frontenacs.
Eetu Laurikainen (Swift Current Broncos)
Olli Maatta (London Knights)
Marvin Cupper (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Leon Draisaitl (Prince Albert Raiders)
Dominik Kahun (Sudbury Wolves)
Nickolas Latta (Sarnia Sting)
Tobias Rieder (Kitchener Rangers)
Sebastian Uvira (Oshawa Generals)
Nikita Jevpalovs (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Edgars Kulda (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Roberts Lipsbergs (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Rinalds Rosinskis (Prince George Cougars)
Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec Remparts)
Nikita Kucherov (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Andrei Makarov (Saskatoon Blades)
Artem Sergeev (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Daniil Zharkov (Belleville Bulls)
In addition, Alexander Khokhlachev is a former member of the Windsor Spitfires, and Nail Yakupov is a former member of the Sarnia Sting.
The following 17 Russian players including Khokhlachev and Yakupov also competed in the entire 2012 SUBWAY Super Series against the CHL’s three regional league teams.
Kirill Dyakov (Mamonty Yugry)
Yaroslav Dyblenko (Atlanty, Mytischi)
Kirill Kapustin (Loko, Yaroslavl)
Alexander Khokhlachev (Spartak, Moscow)
Pavel Koledov (Loko, Yaroslavl)
Yaroslav Kosov (Mettalurg, Magnitogorsk)
Andrei Mironov (HC Dinamo, Moscow)
Evgeni Mozer (Omskie Yastreby, Omsk)
Nikita Nesterov (Traktor, Chelyabinsk)
Valeri Nichushkin (Belye Medvedi, Chelyabinsk)
Maxim Shalunov (Traktor, Chelyabinsk)
Andrei Sigarev (SKA, St. Petersbourg)
Vladimir Tkachev (Ak Bars, Kazan)
Igor Ustinski (Stalnye Lisy, Magnitogorsk)
Andrei Vasilevski (Tolpar, Ufa)
Nail Yakupov (Neftekhimik, Nizhnekamsk)
Albert Yarullin (Ak Bars, Kazan)
Peter Ceresnak (Peterborough Petes)
Martin Reway (Gatineau Olympiques)
In addition, Bruno Mraz is a former member of the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Oscar Dansk (Erie Otters)
Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers)
Victor Rask (Calgary Hitmen)
Nick Sorensen (Quebec Remparts)
Sven Andrighetto (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Lukas Balmelli (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Alessio Bertaggia (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Christian Marti (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Mirco Mueller (Everett Silvertips)
Tanner Richard (Guelph Storm)
In addition, Lino Martschini is a former member of the Peterborough Petes.
United States (9):
Tyler Biggs (Oshawa Generals)
Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia Sting)
John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers)
Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers)
Seth Jones (Portland Winterhawks)
Connor Murphy (Sarnia Sting)
Pat Sieloff (Windsor Spitfires)
Garret Sparks (Guelph Storm)
Vince Trocheck (Saginaw Spirit)
In addition, J.T Miller is a former member of the Plymouth Whalers.
For more information about the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship and for complete team rosters please visit www.worldjunior2013.com.