Duchene, O’Reilly highlight Canada’s preliminary Worlds roster


Former Colorado teammates Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly will once again join forces for Canada at the World Championships — on Monday, the pair were named to the initial roster of 18, per Hockey Canada.

The remainder of the roster:


Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg/Colorado, NHL), and Cam Talbot (Caledonia, Ont./Edmonton, NHL);


Cody Ceci (Orleans, Ont./Ottawa, NHL), Ben Hutton (Brockville, Ont./Vancouver, NHL),Ryan Murray (White City, Sask./Columbus, NHL), Morgan Rielly (West Vancouver, B.C./Toronto, NHL), and Chris Tanev (Toronto/Vancouver, NHL).


Max Domi (Toronto/Arizona, NHL), Brendan Gallagher (Tsawwassen, B.C./Montreal, NHL), Boone Jenner (Dorchester, Ont./Columbus, NHL), Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Edmonton, NHL), Brad Marchand (Hammonds Plains, N.S./Boston, NHL) Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Buffalo, NHL), Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./Winnipeg, NHL) and Mark Stone (Winnipeg/Ottawa, NHL).

As announced earlier, the GM group is comprised of George McPhee, Brad Treliving and Doug Armstrong. That trio recently named Carolina’s Bill Peters as Team Canada’s head coach.