Of the additions, Latvian defender Kristjans Rubins was the only one who joined his team from overseas. The 24-year-old has been playing in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization for the past four seasons and had his NHL debut with the Leafs this season (3 games) while spending most time with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.
Rubins will play his third World Championship after 2018 and last year’s Worlds on home ice in Riga. After his addition the Latvians still have one spot open for another skater.
The players below have already been practising with the teams but only been registered to the official tournament roster today.
Slovakia registered forward Adam Sykora of HK Nitra today, who has been with the team before. They have two roster spots open but announced to use one for Washington defender Martin Fehervary, who is on his way to Finland.
Sweden is playing with a short roster in the anticipation of NHLers. Having started with a minimum roster of 15 skaters and two goalies, the Swedes added yesterday forwards Nils Aman and Oskar Lang of Leksands IF and today added Skelleftea AIK defender Jonathan Pudas. Tre Kronor has now two goalies and 18 skaters and could still add one more goalie and up to four more skaters.
Two more teams have completed their rosters today.
Norway added Christian Bull of Slovak club HC Nove Zamky as last players.
France added defender Enzo Guebey, who recently completed the season with Swiss runner-up ZSC Lions Zurich, and forward Fabien Colotti of the Gap Rapaces.
In addition the Swiss national team announced that it will use its two open spots for forwards Marco Miranda (Geneve-Servette) and Damien Riat (Lausanne) following discussions with NHL players Roman Josi and Kevin Fiala, who won’t be able to join the team.