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Gaudreau, Lindholm among Flames headed to the World Championship

The dust has settled on the 2018-19 season for the Calgary Flames and four more players have decided to head to Europe to play more hockey. Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Derek Ryan and Noah Hanifin have confirmed their participation in next month’s World Hockey Championship.

It’ll be Lindholm’s third trip to the Worlds to represent Sweden. For the American trio, Gaudreau will be playing in his fourth Worlds, Ryan his second and Hanifin his third. Forward Michael Frolik will also be representing the Czech Republic at the Worlds.

The World Hockey Championship is slated to run May 10-26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia and typically features the best players from teams that missed the Stanley Cup playoffs or were knocked out in the opening round. Led by their captain at the time Mikael Backlund, Sweden won the event last year.



  • oilcanboyd

    I guess we will cheer for the USA with 3 Flames on the roster! 🙂
    Having watched almost 0 games of the Carolina Hurricanes prior to the trade with the Flames I always thought that Noah Hanafin was a European (Finland?) player. Good luck for all our players when they don’t play Canada!

  • deantheraven

    I’m just glad to see that not only are some of our guys worthy, but they also said “Yes” to playing for their country. Mkaes me proud to be of fan of players proud to represent their country.
    I honestly can’t say I’d cheer for any team but Canada, even though I’m an expat of many years, but it wouldn’t break my hear to see any of our Flames hoisting the trophy.