Nashville Predators forward Kyle Turris has been named captain for Team Canada at the world men's hockey championship in Slovakia.

Las Vegas Knights forward Mark Stone and Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier have been named the alternates. 

The 29-year-old Turris scored seven goals and 16 assists over 55 games with the Predators in 2018-19. 

Canada lost their best player in John Tavares for the tournament after he injured his oblique on Thursday. 

Canada, who finished off the podium in fourth last year, squares off against Finland in the opener on Friday.