Hockey Canada Reveals 2014 Olympic Men's Team Roster

2014 canada men's hockey roster

A week after USA Hockey revealed its men's Olympic hockey roster, Hockey Canada announced the team it will be sending to Sochi. At an event in Toronto, Executive Director (and Tampa Bay Lightning GM) Steve Yzerman and head coach Mike Babcock (who's also behind the bench for the Detroit Red Wings) joined a panel of Hockey Canada executives, VIPs, politicians, and fans to introduce the 2013 Olympic squad. 

In general, no great surprises here: Sidney Crosby, the hero of the 2010 tournament, is back, along with goalie Roberto Luongo and eight other members of that gold-medal winning team. Among the newcomers are Islanders captain John Tavares and Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos — which is a little surprising considering he hasn't returned from a broken leg he suffered in mid-November. His Bolts teammate, Martin St. Louis, was left off the roster, while Crosby's Penguins linemate Chris Kunitz (who is having a monster season playing on a line with the Kid) is on the team.

We'll have to wait until Team Canada takes the ice for its first game on February 13 — a preliminary match against Norway — to see how this team gels. There's a ton of talent and leadership on the roster, and the key for the coaching staff now is to get them to work well together to bring home back-to-back golds.

"It’s a special group, and obviously if you’re able to be a part of it it’s one heck of an opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we hope to take advantage of it," Tavares told SI Kids after a Hockey Canada camp last summer.

Check out the full 2014 Canada Men's Hockey roster below. The players with a star next to their name played in the 2010 Games.


roberto luongo 2014 canada men's hockey olympics   carey price 2014 canada men's hockey   mike smith 2014 men's olympic hockey roster canada
   *Roberto Luongo                    Carey Price                              Mike Smith
    Vancouver Canucks                            Montreal Canadiens                          Phoenix Coyotes


jay bouwmeester 2014 canada men's hockey   drew doughty 2014 canada men's hockey   dan hamhuis 2014 canada men's olympic hockey
   Jay Bouwmeester                    *Drew Doughty                      Dan Hamhuis
    St. Louis Blues                                      Los Angeles Kings                              Vancouver Canucks

duncan keith 2014 canada men's olympic hockey   alex pietrangelo 2014 canada men's olympic hockey   pk subban 2014 canada men's hockey team
   *Duncan Keith                        Alex Pietrangelo                     PK Subban
    Chicago Blackhawks                           St. Louis Blues                                     Montreal Canadiens

marc-edouard vlasic 2014 canada olympic hockey   shea weber 2014 canada olympics men's hockey
   Marc-Édouard Vlasic              *Shea Weber
    San Jose Sharks                                   Nashville Predators


jamie benn 2014 canada men's hockey olympics   2014 canada men's hockey olympics patrice bergeron   2014 canada men's hockey olympics jeff carter
   Jamie Benn                             *Patrice Bergeron                   Jeff Carter
    Dallas Stars                                           Boston Bruins                                       Los Angeles Kings

2014 canada men's hockey olympics sidney crosby   2014 canada men's hockey olympics matt duchene   2014 canada men's hockey olympics ryan getzlaf
   *Sidney Crosby                        Matt Duchene                         *Ryan Getzlaf
     Pittsburgh Penguins                         Colorado Avalanche                             Anaheim Ducks

2014 canada men's hockey olympics chris kunitz   2014 canada men's hockey olympics patrick marleau   2014 canada men's hockey olympics rick nash
   Chris Kunitz                             *Patrick Marleau                    *Rick Nash
    Pittsburgh Penguins                          San Jose Sharks                                  New York Rangers

2014 canada men's hockey olympics corey perry   2014 canada men's hockey olympics patrick sharp   2014 canada men's hockey olympics steven stamkos
  *Corey Perry                             Patrick Sharp                          Steven Stamkos
    Anaheim Ducks                                    Chicago Blackhawks                           Tampa Bay Lightning

2014 canada men's hockey olympics john tavares   2014 canada men's hockey olympics jonathan toews
   John Tavares                           *Jonathan Toews
    New York Islanders                            Chicago Blackhawks

What do you think of the Canadian roster? Can the team win back-to-back gold medals? Share your opinions in the comments section below!

Photos: Abelimages/Getty Images (Yzerman and Babcock), Hockey Canada (players)

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