According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, big changes are expected for the World Cup of Hockey.
Representatives from the NHL, NHLPA and International Ice Hockey Federation met in Toronto on Monday.
Changes to the tournament include two all star teams in addition to the top six hockey nations (Canada, U.S., Sweden, Finland, Russia and Czech Republic).
One all star squad will be made up of the best players from Slovakia, Switzerland, Latvia, Germany and Slovenia, among others.
The make-up of the second all star team is yet to be determined.
The 2016 tournament is expected to take place in Toronto.