Vernon's Andrew Ebbett will play for Canada at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea.
Forsberg, who also has two World Championship golds in his trophy cabinet, said the fight for podium positions would be a tough one. "It will be a gold medal effort, and there won't be one guy who puts his jersey on that this isn't the highlight of his hockey career".
Rather than slapping the team together at the last minute and right into competition, general manager Sean Burke and coach Willie Desjardins will have the opportunity for a mini training camp before Canada opens play in PyeongChang against Switzerland on February 15. Marie-Philip Poulin then tied it up with 54.6 seconds left in regulation before winning gold with her second goal in overtime.
Vey is the only player on the team from Saskatchewan, but head coach Willie Desjardins is from Climax, Sask., and went to the University of Saskatchewan.
Desjardins has done well with AHL players in the past and, in Vancouver, seemed to frequently prefer them to the National Hockey League players on his roster. So he's a great story, if not one of the world's great players.
One thing nobody was doing on Thursday was quibbling with general manager Sean Burke's selections. "He's a guy that has accepted whatever the role has been, but anytime he's gotten an opportunity to play he's kept his teams in games". Raymond suffered a serious back injury in Game 6 against the Bruins when he was run into the boards by Johnny Boychuk in a vulnerable position. Gilbert Brule saw action in 299 games with Edmonton and two other clubs. I don't need the NHL's stamp of approval to care about hockey. Peters plays in Germany, Scrivens in Russia's KHL and Poulin for a Croatian team that plays in the Austrian league. Thirteen come from Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.
The German league responded with its "Leggio Rule" last month, awarding the opponent a goal if the defending goalie dislodges the net off its moorings during a breakaway.
Elliott bounced on and off the Avalanche roster for five years before a brief stint for the Arizona Coyotes during the 2015-2016 season. After that, he signed in the KHL, where he has dominated.
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This season he's played 10 games with Belleville.
And as unlikely as that might seem given the 25-man roster of European-based players Hockey Canada unveiled Thursday, Desjardins believes his crew will be armed with a work ethic capable of conquering all obstacles.
Genoway earned All-American honors twice, leading UND to the NCAA Frozen Four as a senior.
"Stefan was just a very smooth skating, cerebral defenceman that controlled the play from the back end". None other than Philip Larsen. Canada will go for a third straight Olympic men's hockey gold medal. But having some familiar faces on Team Canada does pique my interest a little. He's scored 14 goals and tallied 8 assists in 15 games so far.