Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky Named To Team Russia World Championship Team

Blue Jackets' netminder Sergei Bobrovsky has been named to Team Russia. Leading Russia to the championship last year, it wouldn't have been smart to leave him off of the roster for this year's tournament. 

Team Russia also called up Evgeni Malkin and Vladimir Taresenko to add to its offensive depth. 

"Bobs" as most people call him, has put up impressive numbers in his time with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Holding a 30-17-3 record, with a .918% save percentage in the 2014-2015 season. He led his team to the cusp of making the postseason, but unfortunately fell short. 

Bobrovsky also holds the Vezina Trophy to his name from 2013-2014 season. Named top goaltender in the league, he then led his team to their second trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs, where they faced off in the opening round against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Other teams Bobrovsky has played for include the Philadelphia Flyer, and two teams overseas. 

Russia's opening game of the tournament if Friday against Norway.