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JONATHAN TOEWS NAMED TO TEAM CANADA

by Hockey Manitoba  |  January 7, 2014 11:09 am

Hockey Canada, along with executive director Steve Yzerman (Nepean, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL) and the members of Canada’s National Men’s Team management group, announced Tuesday the 25-player roster nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee to represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which take place Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia.

Canada’s National Men’s Team management group is comprised of Yzerman, Hockey Canada president and CEO Bob Nicholson, Hockey Canada vice-president of hockey operations and national teams Brad Pascall, Doug Armstrong (Sarnia, Ont./St. Louis, NHL), Peter Chiarelli (Ottawa, Ont./Boston, NHL), Ken Holland (Vernon, B.C./Detroit, NHL) and Kevin Lowe (Lachute, Que./Edmonton, NHL).

The roster nominated for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games includes three goaltenders, eight defencemen and 14 forwards:

Goaltenders (3):

Roberto Luongo             Montreal, Que.              Vancouver (NHL)

Carey Price                     Anahim Lake, B.C.         Montreal (NHL)

Mike Smith                     Kingston, Ont.                Phoenix (NHL)

 

Defencemen (8):

Jay Bouwmeester          Edmonton, Alta.             St. Louis (NHL)

Drew Doughty                London, Ont.                   Los Angeles (NHL)

Dan Hamhuis                 Smithers, B.C.                 Vancouver (NHL)

Duncan Keith                 Penticton, B.C.                Chicago (NHL)

Alex Pietrangelo             King City, Ont.               St. Louis (NHL)

P.K. Subban                    Toronto, Ont.                  Montreal (NHL)

Marc-Édouard Vlasic    Montreal, Que.               San Jose (NHL)

Shea Weber                     Sicamous, B.C.               Nashville (NHL)

 

Forwards (14):

Jamie Benn                    Victoria, B.C.                  Dallas (NHL)

Patrice Bergeron           Sillery, Que.                    Boston (NHL)

Jeff Carter                      London, Ont.                  Los Angeles (NHL)

Sidney Crosby               Cole Harbour, N.S.        Pittsburgh (NHL)

Matt Duchene               Haliburton, Ont.            Colorado (NHL)

Ryan Getzlaf                 Regina, Sask.                   Anaheim (NHL)

Chris Kunitz                  Regina, Sask.                  Pittsburgh (NHL)

Patrick Marleau            Aneroid, Sask.                San Jose (NHL)

Rick Nash                      Brampton, Ont.              N.Y. Rangers (NHL)

Corey Perry                   Peterborough, Ont.       Anaheim (NHL)

Patrick Sharp                Thunder Bay, Ont.         Chicago (NHL)

Steven Stamkos            Unionville, Ont.              Tampa Bay (NHL)

John Tavares                Oakville, Ont.                  N.Y. Islanders (NHL)

Jonathan Toews           Winnipeg, Man.              Chicago (NHL)

CLICK HERE FOR CANADA’S MEN’S OLYMPIC TEAM ROSTER NOMINATED FOR THE 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

“I would like to congratulate the 25 players nominated today to Canada’s Olympic Team,” said Yzerman. “With the depth of talent in Canada, these players should be very proud of their nomination today and excited about the opportunity that we all have to represent our country in Sochi in February.”

“On behalf of Hockey Canada and its board of directors, I would like to congratulate the players nominated today, as well as all the volunteers, coaches, trainers and officials who helped them get to this level,” said Nicholson. “I would also like to commend Steve and the management group for their work over the past two years and their diligence under great scrutiny from all Canadians. Canadians should be very proud of this group and the work that they have done leading up to this day.”

“There is a tremendous amount of work involved with planning, selecting and preparing a team of this calibre for the Olympic Games. I’d like to thank Hockey Canada for its strong commitment to promoting and preserving our national sport,” added Marcel Aubut, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee. “As Canadians, we have the highest expectations for our hockey teams, on and off the ice, and these great athletes have the potential to be an outstanding team competing for excellence in Sochi.”

The men’s Olympic hockey tournament begins Wednesday, Feb. 12, with Canada’s first game on Thursday, Feb. 13 against Norway. The tournament culminates with the gold medal game on Feb. 23. In the Olympic preliminary round, Canada also faces off against Austria on Friday, Feb. 14 and Finland on Sunday, Feb. 16. All of these games take place at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES SCHEDULE

For more information on Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca, or follow along through social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada, and www.twitter.com/hc_men.


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