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Each teams roster for the 1996 IIHF World Championship consists of at most 20 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and three goaltenders. All 12 participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a roster by the first IIHF directorate meeting.

Austria Austria

  • Head coach:
Number Player Club
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Forwards
Line Combinations
1st Line
2nd Line
3rd Line
4th Line
13th Forward

Canada Canada

Number Player Club
Goaltenders
1 Martin Brodeur United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
30 Curtis Joseph Canada Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
31 Bill Ranford United States Boston Bruins (NHL)
Defencemen
3 Sylvain Côté United States Washington Capitals (NHL)
4 Scott Stevens United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
27 Scott Niedermayer United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
37 Éric Desjardins United States Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
44 Rob Blake United States Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
52 Adam Foote United States Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
77 Paul CoffeyA United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Forwards
9 Paul Kariya United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (NHL)
11 Mark MessierA United States New York Rangers (NHL)
14 Theoren Fleury Canada Calgary Flames (NHL)
17 Rod Brind'Amour United States Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
18 Trevor Linden Canada Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
19 Steve YzermanA United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
20 Joe Sakic Canada Québec Nordiques (NHL)
22 Claude Lemieux Canada Québec Nordiques (NHL)
25 Vincent Damphousse Canada Montréal Canadiens (NHL)
55 Keith Primeau United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
88 Eric LindrosA United States New York Rangers (NHL)
94 Brendan Shanahan United States Hartford Whalers (NHL)
99 Wayne GretzkyC United States St. Louis Blues (NHL)


Starting lineup
1st Line
Vincent Damphousse — Wayne Gretzky — Trevor Linden
Scott Stevens — Rob Blake
2nd Line
Brendan Shanahan — Joe Sakic — Eric Lindros
Scott Niedermayer — Éric Desjardins
3rd Line
Rod Brind'Amour — Steve Yzerman — Theoren Fleury
Paul Coffey — Adam Foote
4th Line
Paul Kariya — Mark Messier — Claude Lemieux
Sylvain Côté
13th Forward
Keith Primeau
Starting goaltender
Curtis Joseph
Backup goaltenders
Martin Brodeur
Bill Ranford

Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia

  • Head coach:
Number Player Club
Goaltenders
1 Petr Bříza Germany EV Landschut (DEL)
2 Roman Turek Germany Nürnberg Ice Tigers (DEL)
39 Dominik Hašek United States Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Defencemen
5 Drahomír Kadlec Czechoslovakia HC Baťa Zlín (CSHL)
7 Ľubomír Sekeráš Czechoslovakia HC Oceláři Třinec (CSHL)
8 Róbert Švehla Canada Québec Nordiques (NHL)
14 František Kaberle Sweden MoDo Hockey (Elitserien)
28 Jiří Šlégr Canada Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
29 Michal Sýkora United States San Jose Sharks (NHL)
44 Roman Hamrlík United States Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Forwards
10 Pavel Patera Czechoslovakia HC Kladno (CSHL)
12 Peter BondraA United States Washington Capitals (NHL)
13 Robert Lang United States Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
16 Jozef Stümpel United States Boston Bruins (NHL)
20 Martin Procházka Czechoslovakia HC Kladno (CSHL)
21 Robert Holík United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
23 Otakar Vejvoda Czechoslovakia HC Kladno (CSHL)
24 Žigmund Pálffy United States New York Islanders (NHL)
25 Martin Ručinský Canada Montréal Canadiens (NHL)
26 Robert ReichelC Germany Frankfurt Lions (DEL)
29 Zdeno Cíger Canada Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
38 Jaromír JágrA United States Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
93 Petr Nedvěd United States Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


Line Combinations
1st Line
Jaromír Jágr — Petr Nedvěd — Peter Bondra
Jiří Šlégr — Roman Hamrlík
2nd Line
Martin Ručinský — Robert Reichel — Robert Lang
Drahomír Kadlec — František Kaberle
3rd Line
Zdeno Cíger — Jozef Stümpel — Žigmund Pálffy
Michal Sýkora — Róbert Švehla
4th Line
Otakar Vejvoda — Pavel Patera — Martin Procházka
Ľubomír Sekeráš
13th Forward
Robert Holík
Starting goaltender
Dominik Hašek
Backup goaltenders
Roman Turek
Petr Bříza

Finland Finland

  • Head coach:
Number Player Club
Goaltenders
30 Markus Ketterer Sweden Färjestads BK (Elitserien)
31 Ari Sulander Finland Jokerit Helsinki (SM-liiga)
35 Jarmo Myllys Sweden Luleå HF (Elitserien)
Defencemen
3 Petteri Nummelin Sweden Frölunda HC (Elitserien)
6 Janne Niinimaa United States Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
12 Janne Laukkanen Canada Ottawa Senators (NHL)
21 Jyrki Lumme Canada Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
23 Hannu VirtaA Finland TPS Turku (SM-liiga)
26 Mika Strömberg Finland Jokerit Helsinki (SM-liiga)
27 Teppo Numminen United States Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Forwards
8 Teemu Selänne United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (NHL)
11 Saku KoivuA Canada Montréal Canadiens (NHL)
14 Raimo Helminen Finland Ilves Tampere (SM-liiga)
16 Ville Peltonen United States San Jose Sharks (NHL)
17 Jari KurriC United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (NHL)
22 Christian Ruuttu Finland Reipas Viipuri (SM-liiga)
24 Sami Kapanen United States Hartford Whalers (NHL)
25 Juha Ylönen United States Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
29 Juha Riihijärvi Sweden Malmö IF (Elitserien)
37 Kai Nurminen United States Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
40 Mika Nieminen Grasshopper Club Zürich (Nationalliga B)
80 Janne Ojanen Sweden Malmö IF (Elitserien)


Line Combinations
1st Line
Jere Lehtinen — Saku Koivu — Ville Peltonen
Hannu Virta — Petteri Nummelin
2nd Line
Juha Riihijärvi — Juha Ylönen — Teemu Selänne
Jyrki Lumme — Teppo Numminen
3rd Line
Christian Ruuttu — Kai Nurminen — Jari Kurri
Janne Laukkanen — Mika Strömberg
4th Line
Mika Nieminen — Sami Kapanen — Janne Ojanen
Janne Niinimaa
13th Forward
Raimo Helminen
Starting goaltender
Jarmo Myllys
Backup goaltenders
Markus Ketterer
Ari Sulander

France France

  • Head coach:
Number Player Club
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Forwards

Germany Germany

  • Head coach:
Number Player Club
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Forwards
  • Olaf Kölzig
  • Josef Heiss
  • Klaus Merk
  • Mirko Lüdemann - Jayson Meyer
  • Michael Heidt - Erich Goldmann
  • Daniel Nowak - Torsten Kienass
  • Bradley Bergen
  • Stefan Ustorf - Mark MacKay - Jochen Hecht
  • Dieter Hegen - Rochus Schneider - Benoit Doucet
  • Jürgen Rumrich - Peter Draisaitl - Leo Stefan
  • Martin Reichel - Bernd Kühnhauser - Jan Benda
  • Bernd Kühnhauser


Italy

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Number Player Club
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Forwards

Latvia Latvia

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Number Player Club
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Forwards

Norway Norway

  • Head coach:
Number Player Club
Goaltenders
1 Robert Schistad
30 Jim Marthinsen
31 Mattias Haakensen
Defencemen
2 Petter SalstenC
7 Tommy Jakobsen
13 Lars Håkon Andersen
15 Svein Enok Nørstebø
24 Cato Tom Andersen
26 Anders Myrvold
35 Atle Olsen
Forwards
8 Per Christian Knold
9 Tom Erik Olsen
10 Geir Hoff
11 Bjørn Anders Dahl
12 Ørjan LøvdalA
17 Henrik Aaby
18 Ole Eskild DahlstrømA
20 Sjur Robert Nilsen
21 Trond Magnussen
26 Erik Tveten
27 Michael Smithurst
33 Øystein Olsen
41 Espen Knutsen


Line Combinations
1st Line
Tom Erik Olsen — Ole Eskild Dahlstrøm — Henrik Aaby
Petter Salsten — Anders Myrvold
2nd Line
Øystein Olsen — Espen Knutsen — Sjur Robert Nilsen
Tommy Jakobsen — Svein Enok Nørstebø
3rd Line
Per Christian Knold — Ørjan Løvdal — Bjørn Anders Dahl
Atle Olsen — Cato Tom Andersen
4th Line
Trond Magnussen — Geir Hoff — Erik Tveten
Lars Håkon Andersen
13th Forward
Michael Smithurst
Starting goaltender
Robert Schistad
Backup goaltenders
Jim Marthinsen
Mattias Haakensen

Soviet Union Soviet Union

  • Head coach:
Number Player Club
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Forwards
  • Andrei Trefilov
  • Mikhail Shtalenkov
  • Nikolai Khabibulin
  • Vladimir Malakhov - Dmitri Yushkevich
  • Vyacheslav Fetisov - Sergei Zubov
  • Alexei Zhitnik - Oleg Tverdovsky
  • Sergei Gonchar
  • Alexander Mogilny - Sergei Fedorov - Sergei Nemchinov
  • Andrei Kovalenko - Igor Larionov - Vyacheslav Kozlov
  • Alexei Kovalev - Alexei Yashin - Valeri Zelepukin
  • Igor Ulanov - Andrei Nikolishin - Sergei Berezin

Sweden Sweden

  • Head coach:
Number Player Club
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Forwards
  • Tommy Salo
  • Johan Hedberg
  • Tommy Söderström
  • Mattias Norström - Nicklas Lidström A
  • Kenny Jönsson - Calle Johansson C
  • Ulf Samuelsson - Tommy Albelin
  • Daniel Alfredsson - Peter Forsberg - Johan Garpenlöv
  • Mats Sundin A - Niklas Sundström - Mikael Andersson
  • Markus Näslund - Michael Nylander - Ulf Dahlén
  • Andreas Johansson - Per-Erik Eklund - Jonas Bergqvist
  • Fredrik Modin


United States United States

  • Head coach:
Number Player Club
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Forwards

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