The Russian national team management group have named the squad for the 2018 Channel One Cup, which will take place in Moscow and Saint Petersburg between December 13-16.
These following SKA players were included in the squad: Igor Shestyorkin, Vladislav Gavrikov, Vasily Tokranov, Pavel Datsyuk, Nikita Gusev, Nikolai Prokhorkin, Alexander Barabanov, Sergei Plotnikov, Ilya Kablukov, Evgeny Ketov and Andrei Kuzmenko. Magnus Hellberg has also been called up to the Swedish national team for the same competition.
Full Russian national team roster:
Goalkeepers: Ilya Sorokin (CSKA Moscow), Igor Shestyorkin (SKA Saint Petersburg), Igor Bobkov (Avangard Omsk).
Defensemen: Nikita Nesterov, Artyom Blazhievskiy, Mikhail Naumenkov (all CSKA Moscow), Alexei Vasilevskiy (Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg), Vladislav Gavrikov, Vasily Tokranov (both SKA Saint Petersburg), Viktor Antipin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Andrei Pedan (Ak Bars Kazan), Alexander Elesin (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl).
Forwards: Mikhail Grigorenko, Maxim Shalunov, Kirill Kaprizov, Ivan Telegin, Sergei Andronov, Anton Slepyshev (all CSKA Moscow), Pavel Datsyuk, Nikita Gusev, Nikolai Prokhorkin, Alexander Barabanov, Sergei Plotnikov, Ilya Kablukov, Evgeny Ketov, Andrei Kuzmenko (all SKA Saint Petersburg), Alexander Kadeikin, Anton Burdasov (both Salavat Yulaev Ufa), Andrei Loktionov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl).
Russia, Finland, Sweden and the Czech Republic will participate in the 2018 Channel One Cup. On December 16, the Russian and Finnish national teams will compete at the 70,000 capacity Saint Petersburg Arena. All other matches will be held at the Legends Park Ice Palace in Moscow.
2018 Channel One Cup schedule:
Sweden - Russia, 18:45
Finland - Czech Republic (to be played in Finland)
Finland - Sweden, 11:30
Russia - Czech Republic, 15:45
Czech Republic - Sweden, 14:00
Russia - Finland, 17:00 (Saint Petersburg Arena)