Four More NHL Players Named to Team Canada, Canada’s Men’s Worlds Roster Stands at 16 Players
April 19, 2003

CALGARY, AB – Team Canada General Manager Steve Tambellini announced four NHL players that will represent Canada at the 2003 IIHF Men’s World Hockey Championship, taking place in Finland, April 26-May 11, 2003.

Tambellini, along with Team Canada Assistant GM Don Maloney (NY Rangers) and Director, Player Personnel Jim Nill (Detroit Red Wings) named the following to Team Canada’s roster:

• Mathieu Dandenault Defense Detroit Red Wings
• Krys Kolanos Forward Phoenix Coyotes
• Kris Draper Forward Detroit Red Wings
• Kirk Maltby Forward Detroit Red Wings

These four players join the 12 others that were named last week in Tambellini’s first round of player announcements. Canada’s roster now stands at 16 players – three goaltenders, three defensemen and ten forwards. Tambellini expects to name additional players over the next several days, as NHL teams are eliminated from the NHL playoffs.

Andy Murray, Head Coach of the LA Kings, will lead Canada behind the bench as Head Coach. Mike Pelino (CHA), Barry Trotz (Nashville) and Rob Cookson (Calgary) will be Murray’s assistant coaches.

The coaching staff and players will be traveling to Europe on Sunday, April 20th, leaving from various cities across Canada and the USA. Team Canada will first be traveling to Riga, Latvia to train and play one exhibition game vs. Latvia on Wednesday, April 23, prior to arriving in Turku, Finland on April 24th.
Canada won two gold medals in the 1990's at the World Hockey Championship - 1994 and again in 1997. Canada finished sixth last year at the Men's World Hockey Championship in Sweden.

At this year’s Championship in Finland, Canada is in a preliminary round group with: Belarus, Latvia and Sweden. Canada's first game at the 2003 IIHF World Hockey Championship will take place in Turku, Finland on April 26 versus Belarus.

The official broadcaster of the CHA, TSN/RDS, will have live TV coverage of the Men’s Worlds, and will now be covering all of Team Canada’s games, beginning with Canada’s first game of the championship (April 26th vs. Belarus).

Canada’s 2003 Men’s World Championship team (as of April 19, 2003)

Canada’s 2003 Men’s World Championship team (as of April 19, 2003)
No. Player/ Joueur Pos. S/C. Ht. Wt. Birth Date Birthplace 2002-03 Team
- Biron, Martin G L/G 6'2 168 08/15/77 Lac St-Charles, QC Buffalo (NHL)
- Burke, Sean G L/G 6'4 208 01/29/67 Windsor, ON Phoenix (NHL)
- Luongo, Roberto G L/G 6'3 205 04/04/79 Montreal, QC Florida (NHL)
- Bouwmeester, Jay D L/G 6'4 210 09/27/83 Edmonton, AB Florida (NHL)
- Dandenault, Mathieu D R/D 6'0 200 02/03/76 Sherbrooke, QC Detroit (NHL)
- Rivet, Craig D R/D 6'3 201 09/13/74 North Bay, ON Montreal (NHL)
- Brière, Daniel F R/D 5'10 178 10/06/77  Gatineau, QC Buffalo (NHL)
- Calder, Kyle F L/G 5'11 180 01/05/79 Mannville, AB Chicago (NHL)
- Carter, Anson F R/D 6'1 200 06/06/74 Toronto, ON NY Rangers (NHL)
- Doan, Shane F R/D 6'2 216 10/10/76 Halkirk, AB Phoenix (NHL)
- Draper, Kris F L/G 5'11 190 05/24/71 Toronto, ON Detroit (NHL)
- Gratton, Chris F L/G 6'4 225 07/05/75 Brantford, ON Phoenix (NHL)
- Heatley, Dany F L/G 6'3 215 01/21/81 Freiburg, Germany Atlanta (NHL)
- Kolanos, Krys F R/D 6'2 205 07/27/81 Calgary, AB Phoenix (NHL)
- Maltby, Kirk F R/D 6'0 190 12/22/72 Guelph, ON Detroit (NHL)
- Marleau, Patrick F L/G 6'2 190 09/15/79 Aneroid, SK San Jose (NHL)

General Manager: Steve Tambellini Vancouver (NHL) Port Moody, BC
Ass’t General Manager/ Don Maloney NY Rangers (NHL) Lindsay, ON
Director, Player Personnel/ Jim Nill Detroit (NHL) Hanna, AB
Head coach/Entraîneur-chef: Andy Murray LA Kings (NHL) Souris, MB
Assistant coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Mike Pelino CHA/ACH Welland, ON
Assistant coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Barry Trotz Nashville (NHL) Winnipeg, MB
Assistant coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Rob Cookson Calgary (NHL) Lacombe, AB

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


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