2010 Men’s Olympic Hockey Team Named

by Kelly

There were a few surprises for Canadians who tuned in to hear Steve Yzerman, Executive Director of the men’s Canadian Olympic hockey team, announce the 23-man roster for the 2010 team earlier today.

Goaltenders

  • Martin Brodeur, 37 (New Jersey Devils)
  • Roberto Luongo, 30 (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Marc-Andre Fleury, 25 (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Defence

  • Scott Niedermayer, 36 (Anaheim Ducks)
  • Chris Pronger, 35 (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Shea Weber, 24 (Nashville Predators)
  • Drew Doughty, 20 (Los Angeles Kings)
  • Duncan Keith 26 (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Dan Boyle, 33 (San Jose Sharks)
  • Brent Seabrook, 24 (Chicago Blackhawks)

Forwards

  • Sidney Crosby, 21 (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  • Rick Nash, 25 (Columbus Blue Jackets)
  • Jarome Iginla, 32 (Calgary Flames)
  • Mike Richards, 25 (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Joe Thornton, 30 (San Jose Sharks)
  • Patrick Marleau, 30 (San Jose Sharks)
  • Ryan Getzlaf, 24 (Anaheim Ducks)
  • Brenden Morrow, 31 (Dallas Stars)
  • Corey Perry, 24 (Anaheim Ducks)
  • Dany Heatley, 29 (Ottawa Senators)
  • Eric Staal, 25 (Carolina Hurricanes)
  • Patrice Bergeron, 25 (Boston Bruins)
  • Jonathan Toews, 21 (Chicago Blackhawks)

Notably absent were a number of players who have previous Olympic experience:  Vincent Lecavalier, Shane Doan, Simon Gagne, Ryan Smyth, Martin St. Louis, Robyn Regehr and Jay Bouwmeester.  Granted, we had a very disappointing 7th place showing at the 2006 Olympics – one I’m sure Mr. Yzerman is working hard to ensure we do not repeat.

Although I am disappointed that a few of my favourites will not be representing Canada at the upcoming Olympics (not a single Montreal Canadien on the team? no Vincent Lecavalier?), I am already getting very excited about Olympic hockey!  The first game is against Norway, February 16th.

Go Canada go!

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