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2016 Team North America World Cup of Hockey Roster: No Colton Parayko Yet

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The Blues' defenseman was a surprising snub.

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The Team North America roster is a catch-all for the continent's young guns. Many may not have big stage experience past the World Juniors, but this is one hell of a team:

G John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks
G Connor Hellebuyck, Manitoba Moose – Winnipeg Jets hold NHL rights
G Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins

D Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers
D Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
D Ryan Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets
D Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

F Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers
F Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
F Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
F Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings
F Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
F Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
F J.T. Miller, New York Rangers
F Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames
F Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets

Well, it's one hell of a team save for the goaltending - that's a spot that inexperience will cost them But those forwards? They might give the national squads a run for their money.

One omission so far is Blues rookie defensemen Colton Parayko, who has had an outstanding season so far. These are just the early rosters, so there is still a chance that he makes the team before September.