Hockey Canada announces 2018 men's Olympic roster

Canadian goalie Ben Scrivens and forward Gilbert Brule track the puck against Switzerland at the Karjala Cup on Nov. 8

Thirteen players are from the Russian KHL, three from Sweden, three from the American Hockey League, one from Austria, one from Germany and four from the Swiss league.

While Canadians continue to try getting over the disappointment of not having NHLers defending the gold medal Canada has won three of the last four Games, the thrill of representing their country on the grandest of stages will be a strong motivator for the National Hockey League castoffs making up the roster.

Before an National Hockey League career that included stints in Toronto, Los Angeles, Edmonton and Montreal, Scrivens was named ECAC Goalie of the Year his senior season, in which he also earned first team All-America honors.

Morden's Chay Genoway, left, is in his fourth season of playing in the KHL and is now with the Tolyatti Lada team.

"I said, 'that's going to be easy, because we all have the same goal.' And we have it again". The organization announced on Thursday that Europe-based professionals Leggio and Maxwell will join Ryan Zapolski as Team USA's netminders in PyeongChang.

Alan Smithee @oiler_country: "I do not care who's on it, as long as they represent who we are: Canadians". "It's about guys who have received a no but found a way to make a yes".

Training camp starts January 28 in Latvia for the Canadians.

Former Winnipeg Jets forward Jim Slater was recently named to the United States men's Olympic team.

The Olympics will take place February 9-25.

Hockey Canada vice-president Scott Salmond said the team selection process had lasted 14 months, involving seven tournaments and more than 100 players.

"We have removed all 19 of the projected OAR medallists from this version of the virtual medal table", Gracenote said in the statement. I think people can relate to our team and that we'll be part of the Canadian fabric. Like the US, which released its roster on January 1, Canada has drawn heavily on players who are playing for KHL teams. Canada starts Olympic play in a group with the Czech Republic, Switzerland and host South Korea. He competed for Canada at the Karjala and Spengler Cup tournaments, which were used as an evaluation for the Olympic roster.

The women's national team was announced December 22. The Canadian men have won three of the last four hockey golds, including the last two in Sochi and Vancouver. Rene Bourque (a three-time 20-goal man in the NHL), who's now in the Swedish Hockey League.

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