Hockey Canada sets camp roster
Hockey Canada has announced the list of 47 players invited to a summer orientation camp Aug. 25-28 in Calgary. The camp begins the process of selecting the 25 players who will make the Olympic team.
Canada opens the games Feb. 13 against Norway.
Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews are among 15 invitees who helped Canada win gold in Vancouver. The newcomers include defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and P.K. Subban and forwards Steven Stamkos, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, John Tavares, Claude Giroux and Brad Marchand.
Notable players not invited include 41-year-old goalie Martin Brodeur and Jarome Iginla.
The full list of invited forwards are Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins), Jeff Carter (Los Angeles Kings), Logan Couture (San Jose Sharks), Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins), Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche), Eberle (Edmonton Oilers), Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks), Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers), Hall (Oilers), Chris Kunitz (Penguins), Andrew Ladd (Winnipeg Jets), Milan Lucic (Bruins), Marchand (Bruins), Rick Nash (New York Rangers), James Neal (Penguins), Corey Perry (Ducks), Mike Richards (Kings), Patrick Sharp (Chicago Blackhawks), Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes), Jordan Staal (Hurricanes), Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay Lightning), Stamkos (Lightning), Tavares (New York Islanders), Joe Thornton (Sharks) and Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks).
The defensemen invited by Hockey Canada are Karl Alzner (Washington Capitals), Jay Bouwmeester (St. Louis Blues), Dan Boyle (Sharks), Drew Doughty (Kings), Mike Green (Capitals), Dan Hamhuis (Vancouver Canucks), Travis Hamonic (Islanders), Duncan Keith (Blackhawks), Kris Letang (Penguins), Marc Methot (Ottawa Senators), Dion Phaneuf (Toronto Maple Leafs), Pietrangelo (Blues), Brent Seabrook (Blackhawks), Marc Staal (Rangers), Subban (Montreal Canadiens), Marc-Édouard Vlasic (Sharks), Shea Weber (Nashville Predators).