Anton Khudobin will be representing team Russia in the tournament along with fellow goalies Sergei Bobrovski, starting goalie for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Andrei Vasilevskii, 19-year-old prospect in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.
Khudobin finished the 2013-2014 season with a 19-14-1 record with a goals against average of 2.30 and a save percentage of .926. Anton Khudobin showed that he can be a very good starting goalie in the NHL during the 2013-2014 season, and he earned a two-year contract extension as well.
Carolina Hurricanes’ forward Andrei Loktionov will join teammate Anton Khudobin on Team Russia in the IIHF Worlds. He is one of eight players representing the NHL on team Russia.
Andrei Loktionov will be a Restricted Free Agent this summer, so he runs the risk of getting injured in a contract year. Most people expect the Carolina Hurricanes to re-sign him. The Russian forward finished the season with 22 points in 68 games with the Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils. With the Hurricanes, he had 10 points in 20 games.
Justin Peters will join Ben Scrivens and James Reimer on team Canada’s goaltending core. Canada is sporting a very young team with the likes of Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Huberdeau, Sean Monahan , Morgan Rielly, Ryan Ellis,and Mark Scheifele among others.
The Blyth, Ontario native had a 7-9-4 season in 2013-2014. He had a goals against average of 2.50 and a save percentage of .919.
Michal Jordan of the Charlotte Checkers will also be in the IIHF Championships. He was invited to play for the Czech Republic in the upcoming tournament. The 23-year-old defenseman had 25 points in 70 games in the AHL in 2013-2014. He finished second on the Checkers in scoring for defensemen.