Five players on the Sharks have been named to their country's preliminary roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The tournament will be held in Toronto, beginning on September 17. There are eight teams, including a U23 team filled with the league's future stars. Each will play three games in the round robin and then single elimination tournament. Full schedule here.
Joonas Donskoi: Team Finland
Tomas Hertl and Roman Polak: Team Czech Republic
Marc-Edouard Vlasic: Team Canada
Joe Pavelski: Team USA