Assistants Daugavins selected forward Gints Meia and Zemgus Girgensons.
27-Daugavins and summer for the world Cup 2015 was also a captain. Before you determine the captain for this tournament, his candidacy was a priority.
For a striker Nizhny Novgorod "torpedo" this world Cup will be the eighth in his career. During this time, he spent 42 matches and scored 26 (13 13) points.
Striker Riga "Dinamo" Meia will speak at the seventh world Cup, he has 31 games and 11 (4 7) points. The only representative of the NHL in the current convocation of the national team of Latvia, Girgensons (stands for "Buffalo") will participate in the third tournament of this level. He took part in 11 matches at the world Cup and three goals.
The first match the team of Latvia will hold on may 6 against the Swedes. On 7 may the team of Leonid Beresneva will play with Czechs, and on may 9 with the Russians, may 11 — with the Swiss, 13 may — with the Danes, may 14 — Kazakhstan, may 17 — Norway.
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The Latvian national team at the world Cup-2016
goalkeepers — Edgar Masalsky ("Lada" in the KHL), Elvis Merzlikin (Lugano, Switzerland), Janis Kalnins ("Szekesfehervar", Hungary)
defenders — Janis Andersons (Zvolen, Slovakia), Ralfs Freibergs (Toledo, ECHL), Maxim Shirokov ("Starting", Italy), Edgars Siksna ("Saryarka", KHL), Kristaps Sotnieks, Guntis galvins, Alexander Erofeev, Oscar Cibulskis (Dinamo Riga).
forwards — Rodrigo Abols (Portland, WHL), Roberts Bukarts ("Zlin", Czech Republic), Alexei Shirokov ("oilman", KHL), Ronald Canines ("Utica, AHL), Kaspars Daugavins (torpedo, KHL), Maris Bicevskis, Andris Jerins, Michael Redlich, Edgars Kulda, Gunnar Skvortsov, Vitaly Pavlov, Gints Meia, Miks Indrasis (Dinamo Riga), Zemgus Girgensons ("Buffalo", NHL).