The former Chatham-Kent Cyclones star, and current member of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers was one of 18 players named to Canada’s initial roster.
Konecny recently completed his rookie NHL campaign with the Flyers scoring 11 goals and 28 points in 70 games.
This is his first time with Canada’s senior men’s National Team, although Konecny captained Canada’s Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament U18 team to a gold medal, and also played for Canada’s National Junior team last year.
Other notable players named to Team Canada include Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Mark Scheifele, Jeff Skinner, and Claude Giroux.
Travis Konecny and Team Canada will travel to Switzerland for a pre-tournament camp including an exhibition game against the Swiss May 2, before opening their IIHF World Championship schedule May 5 against the host Czech Republic.