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.
Update: Elias Lindholm has confirmed that he will represent Sweden at the Worlds.
— Jonatan Lindquist (@Lindquistik) April 25, 2019
Johnny Gaudreau, Noah Hanifin & Derek Ryan have been added to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for #IIHFWorlds.
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) April 26, 2019
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.