Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin, and Dennis Seidenberg are set to battle for the Spengler Cup in a couple weeks. Bergeron and Seguin will both dress for the Canadian National Team while Seidenberg with play with his current team, Adler Mannheim.
"Wearing number 92 for team Canada in the Spengler Cup over the holidays! Big honor can't wait to throw on that jersey #alwaysaspecialfeeling," Seguin tweeted.
Normally, the players would not be taking part in this tournament but with the NHL lockout still ongoing, the players are able to. This will be the first time that Bergeron and Seguin will represent Canada at the Spengler Cup.
Seguin and Bergeron have both made their presence felt in Europe during the lockout. Seguin arguably the most impressive NHL star overseas, has 24 goals and 38 points in 27 games for HC Biel. Bergeron, playing for HC Lugano, has 11 goals and 28 points in 19 games. Seidenberg has one goal and 16 points in 24 games with Adler Mannheim. He is also a +13.
The Bruins will face each other right away with Team Canada taking on Adler Mannheim in both team's first game on Dec. 26.
Joining Bergeron and Seguin on the Canadian roster include John Tavares, Cam Barker, Sam Gagner and Jason Spezza among other NHL stars.
"The players we have selected are Canadian ambassadors for the game, both in North America and Europe, and we are excited they will wear the maple in Davos," said Brad Pascall, Hockey Canada's vice-president of hockey operations/national teams. "There players have a wealth of international experience throughout our program, and everyone involved, from the players to our knowledgeable coaches and tremendous support staff, is looking forward to the Spengler Cup experience.
The Spengler Cup is a six team tournament that takes place Dec.26-31 in Davos, Switzerland. The Canadian National Team will play with Adler Mannheim and HC Davos in the Cattini Group. HC Vitkovice Steel, HC Fribourg-Gotteron, and Salavat Yulaev Ufa make up the Torriani Group.
The Spengler Cup is the oldest professional international hockey tournament in the world, starting in 1923.
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