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Crosby, Toews and Price among 16 players named to Team Canada roster

Last Updated Mar 2, 2016 at 6:40 pm EDT

Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring his Team Canada's second goal in the gold-medal hockey match against Sweden at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. GETTY IMAGES/Martin Rose

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby headlines the first 16 players Canada unveiled for its World Cup of Hockey roster.

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was also named among the Canadian forwards.

Joining Crosby and Toews up front are Jamie Benn (Dallas), Patrice Bergeron (Boston), Jeff Carter (Los Angeles), Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim), Tyler Seguin (Dallas), Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay) and John Tavares (New York Islanders).

Nashville Predators star Shea Weber and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings anchor the defence corps that also includes Duncan Keith (Chicago) and Marc-Edouard Vlasic (San Jose).

All four defencemen played at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where Canada won its second consecutive gold medal.

Injured Montreal star Carey Price was among three goalies named to the squad, joining Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Chicago’s Corey Crawford.

For more on Team Canada’s roster – and the rosters of the other competing teams – check out Sportsnet.ca