The first group of players named for the 2018 IIHF World Championship includes five who have helped Team Canada to a pair of gold medals in the last three years.
Bill Peters will lead Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, joined on the bench by Bob Boughner and Mike Yeo.
Sean Burke, Martin Brodeur will serve as co-GMs for Canada at the IIHF World Championship, beginning May 4 in Denmark.
The 20 players include five returnees as Canada looks to three-peat in Davos and narrow the field for PyeongChang.
Canada will send a 25-player roster to compete in Moscow, part of the ongoing evaluation for the PyeongChang Games.
The ongoing evaluation of Canadian talent for PyeongChang continues, with 26 players wearing red and white from Nov. 8-12.