Here are your ’16 World Cup coaching and management teams


On Friday, the NHL made Sportsnet’s initial report official — Jon Cooper, Peter DeBoer, Dave Tippett and Jay Woodcroft would serve as Todd McLellan’s assistants on the North American “Young Stars” team at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

In that same release, the NHL also compiled all eight management and coaching staffs.

It should be noted that, as seen below, not all teams are complete. The Czechs, for example, have yet to name their head coach while several countries still need to fill out their assistant coaching staffs.

Regardless, here’s what we’ve got:

Team Canada
Tom Renney, President
Scott Smith, Chief Operating Officer
Scott Salmond, Hockey Operations
Doug Armstrong, General Manager
Marc Bergevin, Assistant General Manager
Rob Blake, Assistant General Manager
Ken Holland, Assistant General Manager
Bob Murray, Assistant General Manager
Mike Babcock, Head Coach
Claude Julien, Assistant Coach
Bill Peters, Assistant Coach
Joel Quenneville, Assistant Coach
Barry Trotz, Assistant Coach

Team Czech Republic
Tomas Kral, President
Martin Urban, General Secretary
Slavomir Lener, General Manager
Jan Cerny, Director of Operations

Team Europe
Franz Reindl, President/Team Leader
Miroslav Satan, General Manager
Ralph Krueger, Head Coach
Paul Maurice, Assistant Coach
Peter Bondra, Scouting Staff
Sean Burke, Scouting Staff
Lorne Henning, Scouting Staff
Vaclav Nedomansky, Scouting Staff
Ricky Olczyk, Scouting Staff
Myles Fee, Video Coach

Team Finland
Kale Kummola, President
Matti Nurminen, Executive Director
Jere Lehtinen, General Manager
Jarmo Kekalainen, Assistant General Manager
Lauri Marjamaki, Head Coach

Team North America
Peter Chiarelli, General Manager
Stan Bowman, Associate General Manager
Ryan Jankowski, Director of Operations
Adam Graves, Special Assistant to the General Managers
Pat Verbeek, Director of Player Personnel
Paul Fenton, Director of Player Personnel
Todd McLellan, Head Coach
Jon Cooper, Assistant Coach
Peter DeBoer, Assistant Coach
Dave Tippett, Assistant Coach
Jay Woodcroft, Assistant Coach

Team Sweden
Tommy Boustedt, General Secretary
Peter Forsberg, Vice President/Team Leader
Rickard Gronborg, Head Coach
Johan Garpenlov, Assistant Coach
Peter Popovic, Assistant Coach
Daniel Alfredsson, Advisory Board
Nicklas Lidstrom, Advisory Board
Mats Sundin, Advisory Board

Team Russia
Vladislav Tretiak, President
Roman Rotenberg, First Vice President
Dmitry Kurbatov, Executive Director
Oleg Znarok, Head Coach
Harijs Vitolins, Assistant Coach

Team USA
Jim Johannson, Hockey Operations
Dean Lombardi, General Manager
Paul Holmgren, Assistant General Manager
Brian Burke, Senior Advisor
John Tortorella, Head Coach

Finland’s Marjamaki is an interesting character — he’s only 38 years old, and considered one of the brightest up-and-coming coaches in the country. He worked under Erkka Westerlund at the ’14 Olympics in Sochi, and has led Karpat of the SM-liiga for the last three seasons.

Elsewhere, longtime NHL defenseman Sergei Zubov was named assistant coach of Russia’s national team back in July, but that appointment may have been for the 2016 World Championships, not necessarily the World Cup. Currently, the only assistant coach listed is Vitolins, who briefly played with the Winnipeg Jets during the ’93-94 campaign.

The next big announcement, you’d think, will be when USA Hockey names Tortorella’s assistant coaching staff.