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2008 IIHF World Championship Rosters
Alexander Semin of Russia after scoring the first goal of the gold medal game. Semin led Russia in scoring with six goals and thirteen points.

The 2008 IIHF World Championship rosters consisted of 399 players on 16 national ice hockey teams. In honour of the International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) 100th anniversary, the World Championship was hosted in Canada for the first time. Held in Quebec City and Halifax, Canada, the 2008 IIHF World Championship was the 72nd edition of the tournament.[1]Russia won the Championship, the second time they had done so and their 24th title if including those won by the Soviet Union.[2]Dany Heatley of Canada led the tournament in scoring with 20 points,[3] and was named the tournament's most valuable player and top forward. Canadian Brent Burns was named top defenceman, while Evgeni Nabokov of Russia was selected as top goaltender.[4]

Before the start of the World Championship, each participating nation had to submit a list of players for its roster. A minimum of 15 skaters and two goaltenders, and a maximum of 20 skaters and three goaltenders had to be selected. If a country selected fewer than the maximum allowed, they had to choose the remaining players prior to the start of the tournament. After the start of the tournament, each team was allowed to select an additional two players, either skaters or goaltenders, to their roster, for a maximum roster of 25 players. Once a player was registered to the team, he could not be removed from the roster.

To qualify for a national team under IIHF rules, a player must follow several criteria. He must be a citizen of the nation, and be under the jurisdiction of that national ice hockey association. Players are allowed to switch which national team they play for, providing they fulfill the IIHF criteria. If participating for the first time in an IIHF event, the player would have had to play two consecutive years in the national competition of the new country, without playing in another nation. If the player has already played for a national team before, he may switch nationality if he is a citizen of the new country, and has played for four consecutive years in the national competition of the new country. This switch may only happen once in the player's life.


Legend

Belarus

Andrei Kostitsyn had two goals and one assist for Belarus.

Skaters

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
33 Stepan Goryachevskikh Junost Minsk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Vitali Koval HK Neman Grodno 6 1 5 370 19 3.07 .912 0
20 Dmitry Milchakov HK Vitebsk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Canada

Dany Heatley led the tournament in scoring, being named most valuable player and best forward.

Skaters

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Number Position Player Club GP G A Pts PIM
4 D Jay Bouwmeester Florida Panthers 9 0 0 0 4
8 D Brent Burns Minnesota Wild 9 3 6 9 16
25 F Jason Chimera Columbus Blue Jackets 9 0 2 2 6
19 F Shane Doan Phoenix Coyotes 9 2 4 6 6
89 F Sam Gagner Edmonton Oilers 1 0 0 0 0
32 GK Mathieu Garon Edmonton Oilers 0 0 0 0 0
51 F Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks 9 3 11 14 10
7 D Mark Giordano Dynamo Moscow 0 0 0 0 0
52 D Mike Green Washington Capitals 9 4 8 12 2
2 D Dan Hamhuis Nashville Predators 9 1 1 2 8
15 F Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators 9 12 8 20 4
55 D Ed Jovanovski Phoenix Coyotes 9 0 1 1 4
22 D Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks 9 0 2 2 6
14 F Chris Kunitz Anaheim Ducks 9 2 5 7 4
31 GK Pascal Leclaire Columbus Blue Jackets 9 0 1 1 0
21 F Jamal Mayers St. Louis Blues 9 2 3 5 2
61 F Rick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets 9 6 7 13 6
9 F Derek Roy Buffalo Sabres 9 5 5 10 6
10 F Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks 9 3 0 3 4
91 F Jason Spezza Ottawa Senators 9 1 2 3 0
26 F Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning 9 2 8 10 0
12 F Eric Staal Carolina Hurricanes 8 4 3 7 6
24 D Steve Staios Edmonton Oilers 9 0 0 0 4
16 F Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks 9 2 3 5 8
30 GK Cam Ward Carolina Hurricanes 9 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
32 Mathieu Garon Edmonton Oilers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Pascal Leclaire Columbus Blue Jackets 4 4 0 240 8 2.00 .925 1
30 Cam Ward Carolina Hurricanes 5 4 1 302 13 2.58 .900 0

Czech Republic

Tomá? Kaberle led the Czech Republic team in scoring with one goal and nine assists.

Skaters

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
33 Milan Hnili?ka Salavat Yulaev Ufa 6 3 3 370 16 2.59 .878 1
97 Marek Pinc Bílí Tyg?i Liberec 1 1 0 60 2 2.00 .857 0
31 Adam Svoboda Slavia Praha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Denmark

With four points in six games, Jannik Hansen finished third in scoring for Denmark.

Skaters

Number Position Player Club GP G A Pts PIM
25 D Andreas Andreasen Esbjerg IK 6 0 1 1 0
4 D Mads Bødker Rögle BK Angelholm 6 0 0 0 0
18 F Mads Christensen Herning Blue Fox 4 0 0 0 0
14 D Mads Christensen Herning Blue Fox 5 0 0 0 0
26 D Morten Dahlmann Herlev Hornets 5 0 1 1 4
7 D Jesper Damgaard Rødovre Mighty Bulls 6 1 1 2 6
9 D Kasper Degn Nordsjælland Cobras 6 2 0 2 2
21 F Thor Dresler Odense Bulldogs 3 0 1 1 0
20 F Lars Eller Frölunda HC 6 0 2 2 0
30 GK Patrick Galbraith SønderjyskE Vojens 4 0 0 0 0
13 F Morten Green Leksands IF 6 1 5 6 10
17 F Jannik Hansen Manitoba Moose 6 2 2 4 0
32 F Nichlas Hardt Tappara Tampere 6 0 0 0 2
31 GK Peter Hirsch Aalborg IK 3 0 1 1 0
16 F Christoffer Kjærgaard Herning Blue Fox 6 0 1 1 0
11 F Kim Lykkeskov SønderjyskE 6 0 0 0 4
6 D Stefan Lassen Herning Blue Fox 6 1 1 2 12
29 F Morten Madsen Houston Aeros 6 1 1 2 4
5 D Daniel Nielsen Leksands IF 6 1 2 3 4
1 GK Simon Nielsen Rødovre Mighty Bulls 0 0 0 0 0
10 F Bo Nordby Aalborg IK 6 0 0 0 6
24 D Rasmus Olsen Aalborg IK 3 0 0 0 0
93 F Peter Regin Timrå IK 6 2 1 3 4
2 F Mads Schaarup SønderjyskE Vojens 2 0 0 0 0
19 F Kim Staal Linköpings HC 6 4 2 6 2

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
30 Patrick Galbraith SønderjyskE Vojens 4 1 3 197 14 4.25 .901 0
31 Peter Hirsch Aalborg IK 3 1 2 164 14 5.12 .870 0
1 Simon Nielsen Rødovre Mighty Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Finland

Teemu Selänne helped Finland win a bronze medal by scoring seven points.

Skaters

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Number Position Player Club GP G A Pts PIM
32 GK Niklas Bäckström Minnesota Wild 8 0 1 1 2
20 F Sean Bergenheim New York Islanders 4 0 0 0 2
23 F Riku Hahl Timrå IK 9 0 0 0 0
18 F Hannes Hyvönen Kärpät 6 1 3 4 29
27 D Mikko Jokela Jokerit 9 0 0 0 6
36 F Jussi Jokinen Tampa Bay Lightning 9 1 3 4 4
12 F Olli Jokinen Florida Panthers 8 1 4 5 29
39 F Niko Kapanen Phoenix Coyotes 9 2 5 7 0
4 D Ville Koistinen Nashville Predators 9 1 1 2 4
9 F Mikko Koivu Minnesota Wild 9 4 5 9 6
11 F Saku Koivu Montreal Canadiens 6 0 3 3 4
40 D Sami Lepistö Hershey Bears 7 1 1 2 10
19 D Mikko Luoma HV71 8 0 0 0 6
7 D Antti-Jussi Niemi Frölunda HC 9 0 1 1 28
21 D Janne Niskala Milwaukee Admirals 9 2 2 4 2
16 F Ville Peltonen Florida Panthers 9 1 3 4 4
38 F Antti Pihlström Milwaukee Admirals 9 5 2 7 0
10 F Esa Pirnes Färjestad BK 4 0 0 0 0
37 D Mika Pyörälä Timrå IK 9 0 0 0 0
31 GK Karri Rämö Tampa Bay Lightning 0 0 0 0 0
15 F Tuomo Ruutu Carolina Hurricanes 9 4 2 6 8
33 D Anssi Salmela Tappara 8 0 0 0 37
8 F Teemu Selänne Anaheim Ducks 9 3 4 7 12
6 D Ossi Väänänen Djurgårdens IF 9 0 1 1 8
35 GK Petri Vehanen Lukko 1 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
32 Niklas Bäckström Minnesota Wild 8 6 2 483 17 2.11 .922 1
31 Karri Rämö Tampa Bay Lightning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Petri Vehanen Lukko 1 1 0 62 2 1.95 .895 0

France

Sacha Treille had one assist as France stayed in the top division of ice hockey.

Skaters

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
1 Eddy Ferhi Grenoble Brûleurs de Loups 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 Cristobal Huet Washington Capitals 5 2 3 250 15 3.60 .911 0
42 Fabrice Lhenry Esbjerg IK 1 0 1 50 7 8.51 .848 0

Germany

Dimitri Pätzold appeared in three games for Germany, winning one.

Skaters

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
1 Dimitrij Kotschnew Iserlohn Roosters 1 0 1 20 4 12.00 .779 0
80 Robert Müller Kölner Haie 3 1 2 159 11 4.14 .878 0
32 Dimitri Pätzold Worcester Sharks 3 1 2 178 13 4.37 .884 0

Italy

Thomas Tragust played four games for Italy.

Skaters

Number Position Player Club GP G A Pts PIM
71 F Luca Ansoldi HC Bolzano 2000 5 1 1 2 4
50 D Christian Borgatello HC Bolzano 2000 5 0 1 1 2
18 F Paolo Bustreo Ritten Sport 5 0 1 1 4
24 F Mario Chitarroni HC Alleghe 5 0 1 1 10
34 F Jason Cirone Flint Generals 5 3 1 4 0
9 F Giorgio de Bettin SG Cortina 5 0 1 1 2
28 F Manuel de Toni HC Alleghe 5 0 0 0 0
87 F Nicola Fontanive HC Alleghe 5 2 1 3 2
26 D Armin Helfer HC Innsbruck Haie 5 1 1 2 4
73 GK Günther Hell HC Alleghe 5 0 1 1 0
7 D Armin Hofer HC Pustertal Valpusteria 5 0 0 0 0
17 F Pat Iannone Milano Vipers 5 1 2 3 16
8 F Marco Insam Milano Vipers 1 0 0 0 0
14 D Carlo Lorenzi HC Alleghe 3 0 0 0 0
25 D Andreas Lutz SG Pontebba 4 0 0 0 2
22 F Stefano Margoni SG Pontebba 5 0 0 0 4
16 F John Parco HC Asiago 2 0 0 0 0
39 F Jonathan Pittis HC Bolzano 2000 5 2 0 2 10
11 F Roland Ramoser HC Bolzano 2000 5 0 0 0 10
1 GK Adam Russo HC Bolzano 2000 0 0 0 0 0
10 F Giulio Scandella Milano Vipers 5 0 2 2 2
12 D André Signoretti Herning Blue Fox 4 1 2 3 6
6 D Michele Strazzabosco Milano Vipers 4 0 1 1 10
35 GK Thomas Tragust HC Fassa 4 0 0 0 0
3 D Carter Trevisani Milano Vipers 5 0 0 0 8

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
73 Günther Hell HC Alleghe 5 0 5 205 17 4.96 .838 0
1 Adam Russo HC Bolzano 2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Thomas Tragust HC Fassa 4 0 4 91 12 7.89 .813 0

Latvia

Goaltender Edgars Masa?skis appeared in all six games for Latvia.

Skaters

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
31 Edgars Masa?skis Metallurg Zhlobin 6 2 4 321 18 3.37 .910 1
30 Sergejs Naumovs HK Gomel 1 0 1 37 1 1.61 .947 0
1 Dmitrijs ?abotinskis HK Liep?jas Metalurgs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Norway

Mads Hansen (left) had three points in seven games, while Mathis Olimb (right) had two goals for Norway.

Skaters

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
33 Pål Grotnes IK Comet Halden 6 1 6 346 26 4.51 .877 0
34 André Lysenstøen Stavanger Oilers 1 0 1 60 5 5.00 .853 0
30 Ruben Smith Storhamar Dragons 1 0 1 13 1 4.51 .900 0

Russia

Tying for the team lead in goals, with six, Alexander Ovechkin helped Russia win its first gold medal in fifteen years.

Skaters

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
35 Mikhail Biryukov HK MVD Moscow Region 3 3 0 162 6 2.22 .912 0
30 Alexander Eremenko Salavat Yulaev Ufa 2 2 0 86 3 2.10 .917 0
20 Evgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks 5 5 0 303 9 1.78 .923 2

Slovakia

With two goals and seven assists, ?ubomír Viovský led Slovakia in scoring.

Skaters

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
31 Peter Budaj Colorado Avalanche 1 0 1 59 3 3.03 .903 0
60 Karol Kri?an Modo Hockey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Ján La?ák HC Pardubice 4 3 1 245 9 2.20 .906 0

Slovenia

The only player from the NHL playing for Slovenia, An?e Kopitar led the team in both goals and points.

Skaters

Number Position Player Club GP G A Pts PIM
23 D Damjan Dervari? HK Jesenice 5 0 1 1 4
30 GK Gaber Glavi? HK Jesenice 0 0 0 0 0
17 F Jurij Goli?i? HK Jesenice 5 0 0 0 2
91 F Tomo Hafner HK Jesenice 5 0 0 0 0
84 F Andrej Hebar HK Jesenice 5 0 0 0 6
1 GK Andrej Ho?evar HK Jesenice 2 0 0 0 0
11 F An?e Kopitar Los Angeles Kings 5 3 1 4 2
28 D Ale? Kranjc HK Jesenice 5 0 1 1 0
33 GK Robert Kristan HK Jesenice 4 0 0 0 0
81 F Marjan Manfreda HD mladi Jesenice 1 1 0 1 2
51 D Jakob Milovanovi? Briancon Diables Rouges 5 0 1 1 2
15 F Egon Muri? Olimpija Ljubljana 4 0 0 0 2
16 F Ale? Mu?i? Olimpija Ljubljana 5 0 0 0 0
13 F Rok Paji? HC Vrchlabi 5 0 0 0 2
18 F Gregor Polon?i? HK Jesenice 4 0 0 0 2
14 F Boris Pretnar HK Jesenice 4 0 0 0 4
9 F Toma? Razingar Innsbruck Haie 5 0 3 3 0
27 D Miha Rebolj Acroni Jesenice 5 0 0 0 8
37 D Mitja Robar Acroni Jesenice 5 1 1 2 4
12 F David Rodman Vienna Capitals 5 1 1 2 6
22 F Marcel Rodman Vienna Capitals 5 0 1 1 6
4 D Andrej Tav?elj Olimpija Ljubljana 5 0 0 0 0
24 F An?e Terlikar HK Jesenice 2 0 0 0 0
10 D Dejan Varl HK Jesenice 5 0 0 0 10
77 D Uro? Vidmar HK Jesenice 5 0 0 0 2

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
30 Gar Glavi? HK Jesenice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Andrej Ho?evar HK Jesenice 2 0 2 85 4 2.82 .923 0
33 Robert Kristan HK Jesenice 4 0 4 219 17 4.66 .904 0

Sweden

Henrik Lundqvist played in five games for Sweden, winning three of them.

Skaters

Number Position Player Club GP G A Pts PIM
16 F Johan Andersson Timrå IK 9 0 1 1 2
19 F Nicklas Bäckström Washington Capitals 9 3 4 7 4
23 D Alexander Edler Vancouver Canucks 8 1 2 3 12
3 F Nils Ekman Atlant Moscow Oblast 9 0 6 6 4
12 F Karl Fabricius Frölunda HC 9 1 3 4 6
5 D Daniel Fernholm Linköpings HC 8 0 3 3 4
24 D Jonas Frögren Färjestad BK 9 0 3 3 8
17 F Michael Holmqvist Frölunda HC 7 0 0 0 6
10 F Patric Hörnqvist Djurgårdens IF 9 6 0 6 12
6 D Magnus Johansson Florida Panthers 9 1 2 3 8
29 D Kenny Jönsson Rögle BK 5 2 4 6 2
97 F Per Ledin HV71 7 0 5 5 4
1 GK Stefan Liv HV71 3 0 0 0 0
30 GK Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers 5 0 0 0 10
9 F Tony Mårtensson Linköpings HC 9 4 5 9 4
2 D Douglas Murray San Jose Sharks 5 0 0 0 27
26 F Marcus Nilson Calgary Flames 9 4 2 6 2
27 F Robert Nilsson Edmonton Oilers 9 2 4 6 6
36 D Anton Strålman Toronto Maple Leafs 8 4 3 7 31
32 GK Mikael Tellqvist Phoenix Coyotes 2 0 0 0 0
79 F Fredrik Warg Modo Hockey 9 2 5 7 0
41 F Daniel Widing Brynäs IF 3 0 0 0 0
7 D Niclas Wallin Carolina Hurricanes 7 2 2 4 33
15 F Rickard Wallin Färjestad BK 9 2 3 5 4
80 F Mattias Weinhandl Linköpings HC 9 5 8 13 2

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
1 Stefan Liv HV71 3 1 2 178 6 2.02 .891 1
30 Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers 5 3 2 283 14 2.97 .911 0
32 Mikael Tellqvist Phoenix Coyotes 2 1 1 79 5 3.78 .857 0

Switzerland

Jonas Hiller played in three games for Switzerland, winning one of them.

Skaters

Number Position Player Club GP G A Pts PIM
10 F Andres Ambühl HC Davos 7 2 3 5 2
61 F Patrik Bärtschi SC Bern 7 1 2 3 0
57 D Goran Bezina Genève-Servette HC 7 0 2 2 6
5 D Severin Blindenbacher ZSC Lions 6 0 3 3 2
18 F Thomas Déruns Genève-Servette HC 7 0 3 3 10
16 D Raphael Diaz EV Zug 7 0 0 0 0
15 F Paul DiPietro EV Zug 7 1 4 5 2
29 D Beat Forster ZSC Lions 7 2 2 4 2
54 D Philippe Furrer SC Bern 7 1 1 2 16
2 D Beat Gerber SC Bern 6 0 0 0 8
26 GK Martin Gerber Ottawa Senators 5 0 1 1 0
94 F Peter Guggisberg HC Davos 2 0 0 0 0
1 GK Jonas Hiller Anaheim Ducks 3 0 0 0 2
35 F Sandy Jeannin HC Lugano 7 1 1 2 2
67 F Romano Lemm Kloten Flyers 7 1 0 1 2
25 F Thibaut Monnet ZSC Lions 7 1 2 3 10
23 F Thierry Paterlini HC Lugano 7 2 1 3 4
36 F Marc Reichert SC Bern 7 1 0 1 2
66 GK Ronnie Rüeger Kloten Flyers 0 0 0 0 0
39 F Raffaele Sannitz HC Lugano 7 2 2 4 10
31 D Mathias Seger ZSC Lions 4 0 0 0 0
86 F Julien Sprunger HC Fribourg-Gottéron 7 3 2 5 6
3 D Julien Vauclair HC Lugano 7 1 1 2 4
14 F Roman Wick Kloten Flyers 3 1 1 2 2
38 F Thomas Ziegler SC Bern 7 0 0 0 4

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
26 Martin Gerber Ottawa Senators 5 3 2 267 14 3.15 .879 0
1 Jonas Hiller Anaheim Ducks 3 1 2 151 7 2.79 .915 0
66 Ronnie Rueger Kloten Flyers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

United States

Zach Parise scored five goals and three assists for the United States.

Skaters

Goaltenders

Number Player Club GP W L Min GA GAA SV% SO
31 Craig Anderson Florida Panthers 2 1 1 64 6 5.61 .714 0
35 Robert Esche Ak Bars Kazan 4 2 2 198 7 2.12 .931 0
30 Tim Thomas Boston Bruins 3 2 1 160 4 1.50 .925 1

References

  1. ^ "Finally, Canada to host the World Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2008. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Podnieks, Andrew (2008-05-18). "Gold No. 24 for Big Red Machine". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-26. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Scoring Leaders" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2008-05-18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-07-24. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Best Players Selected by the Directorate" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2008-05-18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-07-24. Retrieved .


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