Nedeljkovic, Seider lead crop of Red Wings heading to 2022 World Championship

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Mike Gould
2 years ago
Nine members of the 2021–22 Detroit Red Wings will represent their respective nations at the 2022 IIHF World Championship, according to Bally Sports Detroit’s Trevor Thompson.
Forwards @Jakub Vrana (Czechia), @Lucas Raymond (Sweden), and @Pius Suter (Switzerland), defensemen @Moritz Seider (Germany) and @Filip Hronek (Czechia), and goaltenders @Alex Nedeljkovic (USA) and @Magnus Hellberg (Sweden) will play for their respective national teams at the 2022 Worlds, which will be held in Finland from May 13 to 29.
Additionally, former Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill will serve as an assistant coach under David Quinn for Team USA; current Red Wings head athletic trainer Piet Van Zant has also been named to the American national team.
All nine of the Red Wings’ attendees have represented their nations in international competition on previous occasions. Here is some of their most notable tournament experience:
  • Jakub Vrana (CZE): 2021 Worlds, 2019 Worlds, 2015 WJC, 2014 WJC, 2014 U18s, 2013 WJC, 2013 U18s, 2012 U18s
  • Lucas Raymond (SWE): 2021 WJC, 2020 WJC, 2019 U18s
  • Pius Suter (SUI): 2018 Olympics, 2018 Spengler, 2017 Worlds, 2016 WJC, 2015 WJC, 2013 U18s
  • Moritz Seider (GER): 2021 Worlds, 2020 WJC, 2019 Worlds
  • Filip Hronek (CZE): 2021 Worlds, 2019 Worlds, 2018 Worlds, 2017 WJC, 2016 WJC, 2015 U18s
  • Alex Nedeljkovic (USA): 2016 WJC, 2015 WJC, 2014 U18s
  • Magnus Hellberg (SWE): 2022 Olympics, 2018 Worlds, 2018 Olympics
  • Jeff Blashill (USA): 2019 Worlds, 2018 Worlds, 2017 Worlds, 2009 WJC
  • Piet Van Zant (USA): 2021 Worlds, 2019 Worlds
Raymond and Nedeljkovic will make their World Championship debuts at the 2022 tournament, which is slated to be held in the Finnish cities of Tampere and Helsinki.
Blashill’s position with Team USA was confirmed in mid-April, just two weeks before the Red Wings announced they would not be renewing his contract as the team’s head coach for the 2022–23 season.

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