2016 World Cup of Hockey: Joonas Donskoi named to Team Finland for World Cup
Fear the Finn, indeed.
Sharks rookie winger Joonas Donskoi has been selected to represent Finland at this fall's World Cup of Hockey.
The World Cup will be Donskoi's second tournament appearance with the senior men's national team, after playing in last spring's World Championships. He finished third on the team with 8 points in 8 games, as Finland finished sixth. Donskoi has represented Finland five times at the U17, U18, and U20 levels.
Donskoi has impressed in his first season in North America, scoring 27 points in 57 games, and showcasing some filthy mitts in the shootout, to boot.
You can find Team Finland's full preliminary roster below, and check back here throughout the day as the rest of the World Cup field names their preliminary rosters.
Team Finland Roster
Tuuka Rask, Boston Bruins, G
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators, G
Olli Maata, Pittsburgh Penguins, D
Rasmus Ristolainen, Buffalo Sabres, D
Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks, D
Esa Lindell, Dallas Stars, D
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild, F
Jori Lehtera, St. Louis Blues, F
Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers, F
Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild, F
Jussi Jokinen, Florida Panthers, F
Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning
Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs, F
Joonas Donskoi, San Jose Sharks, F
Lauri Korpikoski, Edmonton Oilers, F
Teuvo Teravainen, Chicago Blackhawks, F