Canadian men's Olympic hockey team unveiled

Canadian men's Olympic hockey team unveiled

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Former NHL players Mason Raymond, Chris Kelly, Ben Scrivens and Rene Bourque were among the 25 skaters named Canada's National Men's Team roster for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang on Thursday.

Kinrade, a defenceman playing in the KHL, had taken part in two Olympic tryouts but wasn't part of the 25-man roster announced Thursday morning. Just a few days ago, USA Hockey announced a preliminary roster highlighted by former stars like Brian Gionta and journeymen like Mark Arcobello and Bobby Butler.

At least one player on the world juniors team, defenseman Cale Makar, reportedly declined an invitation to represent Canada at the Olympics.

A 6-foot-2, 199-pound junior defender at St. Cloud State, Borgen has played in 18 games for the Huskies this year with a goal and seven assists to his name.

"A lot like other Canadians, they've managed to battle it and fight back", Desjardins said.

Brule has played in the Kontinental Hockey League since 2014, suiting up for five different teams in the European-Asian league, known as the second best in the world behind the NHL.

Chris Kelly, who won the 2011 Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins, leads the way with 833 regular-season games in the National Hockey League.

Maxwell was a third-round draft pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2009. Canada opens play in a group with the Czech Republic, Switzerland and host South Korea.

He previously played professionally in the AHL (2010-15) and is a product of Clarkson (2004-08), where he helped the Golden Knights win the ECAC playoff title in 2007 and regular-season championship in 2008.

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. "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". The Americans outshot Slovakia, Russia and Germany by a combined 90-60, but were outscored 12-4 to finish the tournament 0-3. "We're excited at the depth".

"Not knowing the complete rosters of all the other teams, I love our team", Gionta said.

McFeniex @Feniex17: "It (the Olympic hockey team) just shows the enormous wealth of hockey talent this great nation of ours has".

Team USA's Olympic schedule is set for PyeongChang.

Wojtek Wolski, who thought his hockey career was over a year to due to a neck injury, played in 451 games for five teams.

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