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World Cup of Hockey 2016: Here is the initial Team Canada roster

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The heavyweights are unveiled.

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Team Canada dropped their 16-man preliminary roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Wednesday, and as expected, it is stacked.

The squad features 12 players who have won Olympic gold in the past, including Team Canada mainstays like Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews. The preliminary roster also features a handful of new players in Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford and Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby.

One notable omission? P.K. Subban.

Here's the full roster:

F Jamie Benn Dallas Stars
F Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins
F Jeff Carter Los Angeles Kings
F Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins
F Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks
F Tyler Seguin Dallas Stars
F Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning
F John Tavares New York Islanders
F Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks
D Marc-Edouard Vlasic San Jose Sharks
D Shea Weber Nashville Predators
D Drew Doughty Los Angeles Kings
D Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks
G Corey Crawford Chicago Blackhawks
G Braden Holtby Washington Capitals
G Carey Price Montreal Canadiens

The roster will obviously undergo some changes here and there depending on injuries (some may still be recovering from offseason surgery by the time camp starts in September). No matter which way it shakes out, though, Canada will certainly remain the frontrunners when the World Cup begins on Sept. 17.