Eleven Maple Leafs To Participate In World Championship
Three players from the Maple Leafs will represent Canada, including Dion Phaneuf, Luke Schenn and James Reimer. Mike Komisarek, Mike Brown and prospect Jake Gardiner were named to the United States’ preliminary roster, while Mikhail Grabovski (Belarus), Nikolai Kulemin (Russia), Carl Gunnarsson (Sweden), Korbinian Holzer (Germany) and Marcel Mueller (Germany) will all compete for their respective countries in the tournament.
Grabovski was named captain of the Belarusian team, while Dion Phaneuf will serve as an alternate captain for Canada.
Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Maple Leafs, is part of the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group for the Word Championship, while David Nonis, Toronto’s Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations, is Canada’s General Manager for the tournament. Leafs’ Equipment Manager Brian Papineau will serve Canada in the same capacity at the 2011 IIHF World Championship.