Canada announces star-studded Spengler Cup roster

Clive Rose

The NHL lockout has freed up a lot of talent for Canada's squad.

The annual Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland isn't usually attended by the NHL's top talent, but the international hockey tournament has a sudden influx of quality players this winter thanks to the lockout -- and a good portion of them are playing for the Canadian national team.

The roster, made up of Canadian players currently on teams in Europe or locked out by the NHL, includes guys like Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Bernier, Carlo Colaiacovo, Devan Dubnyk, Matt Duchene and Ryan Smyth.

You can check out the entire team Canada roster here.

This year's roster was assembled by Brad Pascall, the Vice President of Operations for Hockey Canada, head coach Doug Shedden and assistant coach Chris McSorley.

Team Canada will be looking to take home the Spengler Cup for the first time since 2007, as it's been shut out of the winner's circle for the past five years despite making it to the title game in 2008 and 2010. The defending champion is Swiss club (and host) HC Davos, whose roster features Canadian stars Rick Nash and Joe Thornton thanks to the ongoing lockout.

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