STOCKHOLM – The Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced its preliminary roster with three goalkeepers, eight defencemen and 14 forwards on Monday.
The roster includes four NHL players with Atlanta blueliner Tobias Enström and a Dallas Stars trio: Nicklas Grossman, Joel Lundqvist and Loui Eriksson. Grossman has never played with the senior national team. It will also be the first-ever World Championship for ten other players. Nine players on the team are 25 years-old or younger.
Team Sweden as of April 20
Goalkeepers: Stefan Liv (HV71), Johan Holmqvist (Frölunda), Jonas Gustavsson (Färjestad).
Defencemen: Nicklas Grossman (Dallas, NHL), Johan Åkerman (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, RUS), Magnus Johansson (Atlant Mytishchi, RUS), Carl Gunnarsson (Linköping), Oscar Hedman (Frölunda), Dick Tärnström (AIK Stockholm, SWE-2), Kenny Jönsson (Rögle), Tobias Enström (Atlanta, NHL).
Forwards: Tony Mårtensson (Ak Bars Kazan, RUS), Martin Thörnberg (HV71), Christian Berglund (Rapperswil-Jona, SUI), Niklas Nordgren (Rapperswil-Jona, SUI), Rickard Wallin (Färjestad), Johan Andersson (Timrå), Mathias Tjärnqvist (Rögle), Joel Lundqvist (Dallas, NHL), Loui Eriksson (Dallas, NHL), Niklas Persson (Linköping), Linus Omark (Luleå), Johan Harju (Luleå), Marcus Nilson (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, RUS), Mattias Weinhandl (Dynamo Moscow, RUS).