(Paris, FRA) – Six players have been chosen to represent their countries at the 2017 IIHF World Championships in Paris, France.
On Germany, Matthias Plachta (Mannheim – DEL) has been chosen to represent his country after a strong season with Mannheim of the DEL. Plachta was previously on an NHL contract with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. The big 6’2 forward will play a big role for the German squad on home ice.
On Switzerland, Christian Marti (Zurich Lions – NLA),Denis Hollenstein (Kloten – NLA), Vincent Praplan (Kloten – NLA), Tanner Richard (Tampa Bay – NHL), Pius Suter (Zurich – NLA) have all been chosen to represent their country.
Marti was previously a defenceman on an NHL contract with Philadelphia of the NHL following a career in the QMJHL with Blainville-Boisbrand. Hollenstein has played many years for Kloten in the Swiss National League A following a career in the OHL with the Guelph Storm. Suter and Richard also played for the Guelph Storm with Richard signing with Tampa Bay of the NHL and Suter moving on to Zurich of the NLA. Praplan spent one season with North Bay in the OHL before moving on to play for Kloten in the NLA.