Trio of Avalanche stars among players added to 2025 4 Nations Face-Off rosters

On his first day as the reigning NHL most valuable player, Colorado Avalanche superstar Nathan MacKinnon had one of his long-standing wishes come true.

MacKinnon is going to get his chance to represent Canada in a best-on-best international tournament at the men’s senior level for the first time in his career. He, along with Avalanche teammates Cale Makar and Mikko Rantanen, were among the players named Friday morning to preliminary rosters for the 2025 4 Nations Face-Off.

Makar and MacKinnon were among the six players named to Canada’s roster. Rantanen was named to Finland’s roster. The United States and Sweden are the other two participating nations.

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