Morning Skate: Olympic Edition – Feb. 11, 2014 147 NHLers set to compete

NEW YORK – The NH2014 Sochi Olympics logoL has retargeted its Morning Skate for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. We will have added commentary beginning Wednesday but for now here is a rundown of rostered NHL players.

2014 OLYMPIC GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
The 2014 Olympic Winter Games Interactive Information Guide is available for download via the NHL’s Media site. The 150-page guide provides the breakdown on participants by their NHL team and by their National team, plus tournament format, international rule differences, a history of men’s ice hockey at the Olympics and a variety of links to other helpful information.
 
NHL NETWORK ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE OLYMPIC PROGRAM
From Feb. 12 through Feb. 23, NHL Network will air a new half-hour live program during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games titled, “NHL Tonight: 2014 Sochi Edition presented by McDonald’s.” The show will chronicle the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament through interviews, game analysis, news and highlights. Hosted by Kathryn Tappen live from Sochi, it will air at approximately 3:00 p.m. ET on game days, following the completion of the day’s slate of men’s hockey games, with re-airs scheduled until 7:00 p.m. ET in Canada and 8:00 p.m. ET in the U.S.
 
THREE PLAYERS TO APPEAR ON “TODAY” SHOW
Team USA players Patrick Kane, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter will join NBC’s “TODAY” show live from Sochi on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. ET.
 
147 NHL PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN OLYMPICS
A total of 147 NHL players will compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Each of the 12 men’s ice hockey teams features at least one NHL player and every NHL club has at least two representatives.
 
Anaheim Ducks (7)
D Cam Fowler (USA), F Ryan Getzlaf (Canada), G Jonas Hiller (Switzerland), F Corey Perry (Canada), F Teemu Selanne (Finland), F Jakob Silfverberg (Sweden), D Sami Vatanen (Finland)
 
Boston Bruins (5)
F Patrice Bergeron (Canada), D Zdeno Chara (Slovakia), F Loui Eriksson (Sweden), F David Krejci (Czech Republic), G Tuukka Rask (Finland)
 
Buffalo Sabres (4)
G Jhonas Enroth (Sweden), F Zemgus Girgensons (Latvia), G Ryan Miller (USA), D Henrik Tallinder (Sweden)
 
Calgary Flames (2)
G Reto Berra (Switzerland), D Ladislav Smid (Czech Republic)
 
Carolina Hurricanes (4)
D Justin Faulk (USA), F Tuomo Ruutu (Finland), D Andrej Sekera (Slovakia), F Alexander Semin (Russia)
 
Chicago Blackhawks (10)
F Michal Handzus (Slovakia), D Niklas Hjalmarsson (Sweden), F Marian Hossa (Slovakia), F Patrick Kane (USA), D Duncan Keith (Canada), F Marcus Kruger (Sweden), D Johnny Oduya (Sweden), D Michal Rozsival (Czech Republic), F Patrick Sharp (Canada), F Jonathan Toews (Canada)
 
Colorado Avalanche (4)
F Matt Duchene (Canada), F Gabriel Landeskog (Sweden), F Paul Stastny (USA), G Semyon Varlamov (Russia)
 
Columbus Blue Jackets (4)
Artem Anisimov (Russia), G Sergei Bobrovsky (Russia), D Nikita Nikitin (Russia), D Fedor Tyutin (Russia)
 
Dallas Stars (3)
F Jamie Benn (Canada), G Kari Lehtonen (Finland), F Valeri Nichushkin (Russia)
 
Detroit Red Wings (10)
F Daniel Alfredsson (Sweden), F Pavel Datsyuk (Russia), D Jonathan Ericsson (Sweden), G Jonas Gustavsson (Sweden), G Jimmy Howard (USA), F Tomas Jurco (Slovakia), D Niklas Kronwall (Sweden), F Gustav Nyquist (Sweden), F Tomas Tatar (Slovakia), F Henrik Zetterberg (Sweden)
 
Edmonton Oilers (3)
D Anton Belov (Russia), F Ales Hemsky (Czech Republic), D Martin Marincin (Slovakia)
 
Florida Panthers (2)
F Aleksander Barkov (Finland), F Tomas Kopecky (Slovakia)
 
Los Angeles Kings (6)
F Dustin Brown (USA), F Jeff Carter (Canada), D Drew Doughty (Canada), F Anze Kopitar (Slovenia), G Jonathan Quick (USA), D Slava Voynov (Russia)
 
Minnesota Wild (4)
F Mikael Granlund (Finland), F Nino Niederreiter (Switzerland), F Zach Parise (USA), D Ryan Suter (USA)
 
Montreal Canadiens (7)
G Peter Budaj (Slovakia), D Alexei Emelin (Russia), D Andrei Markov (Russia), F Max Pacioretty (USA), F Tomas Plekanec (Czech Republic), G Carey Price (Canada), D P.K. Subban (Canada)
 
Nashville Predators (2)
D Roman Josi (Switzerland), D Shea Weber (Canada)
 
New Jersey Devils (4)
F Damien Brunner (Switzerland), F Patrik Elias (Czech Republic), F Jaromir Jagr (Czech Republic), D Marek Zidlicky (Czech Republic)
 
New York Islanders (3)
F Michael Grabner (Austria), F John Tavares (Canada), F Thomas Vanek (Austria)
 
New York Rangers (7)
F Ryan Callahan (USA), F Carl Hagelin (Sweden), G Henrik Lundqvist (Sweden), D Ryan McDonagh (USA), F Rick Nash (Canada), F Derek Stepan (USA), F Mats Zuccarello (Norway)
 
Ottawa Senators (2)
D Erik Karlsson (Sweden), F Milan Michalek (Czech Republic)
 
Philadelphia Flyers (5)
D Andrej Meszaros (Slovakia), F Michael Raffl (Austria), D Mark Streit (Switzerland), D Kimmo Timonen (Finland), F Jakub Voracek (Czech Republic)
 
Phoenix Coyotes (5)
D Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Sweden), F Martin Hanzal (Czech Republic), F Lauri Korpikoski (Finland), D Zbynek Michalek (Czech Republic), G Mike Smith (Canada)
 
Pittsburgh Penguins (7)
F Sidney Crosby (Canada), F Jussi Jokinen (Finland), F Chris Kunitz (Canada), D Olli Maatta (Finland), F Evgeni Malkin (Russia), D Paul Martin (USA), D Brooks Orpik (USA)
 
San Jose Sharks (4)
F Patrick Marleau (Canada), G Antti Niemi (Finland), F Joe Pavelski (USA), D Marc‑Edouard Vlasic (Canada)
 
St. Louis Blues (9)
F David Backes (USA), F Patrik Berglund (Sweden), D Jay Bouwmeester (Canada), G Jaroslav Halak (Slovakia), F T.J. Oshie (USA), D Alex Pietrangelo (Canada), D Kevin Shattenkirk (USA), F Alexander Steen (Sweden), F Vladimir Tarasenko (Russia)
 
Tampa Bay Lightning (5)
D Radko Gudas (Czech Republic), F Ondrej Palat (Czech Republic), F Richard Panik (Slovakia), D Sami Salo (Finland), F Martin St. Louis (Canada)
 
Toronto Maple Leafs (3)
F Phil Kessel (USA), F Nikolai Kulemin (Russia), F James van Riemsdyk (USA)
 
Vancouver Canucks (7)
D Raphael Diaz (Switzerland), D Alexander Edler (Sweden), D Dan Hamhuis (Canada), F Ryan Kesler (USA), G Roberto Luongo (Canada), F Daniel Sedin (Sweden), D Yannick Weber (Switzerland)
 
Washington Capitals (5)
F Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), D John Carlson (USA), F Martin Erat (Czech Republic), F Marcus Johansson (Sweden), F Alex Ovechkin (Russia)
 
Winnipeg Jets (4)
F Michael Frolik (Czech Republic), F Olli Jokinen (Finland), G Ondrej Pavelec (Czech Republic), F Blake Wheeler (USA)
 
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Several NHL players expressed their excitement for the tournament upon arriving in Sochi:
   

SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY’S ACTION
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CZECH REPUBLIC vs. SWEDEN, 12:00 P.M., USA NETWORK, SPORTSNET 1
* A combined 41 NHLers make up the Czech and Swedish rosters:
 
Czech Republic (17)
F Patrik Elias (New Jersey Devils), F Martin Erat (Washington Capitals), F Michael Frolik (Winnipeg Jets), D Radko Gudas (Tampa Bay Lightning), F Martin Hanzal (Phoenix Coyotes), F Ales Hemsky (Edmonton Oilers), F Jaromir Jagr (New Jersey Devils), F David Krejci (Boston Bruins), F Milan Michalek (Ottawa Senators), D Zbynek Michalek (Phoenix Coyotes), F Ondrej Palat (Tampa Bay Lightning), G Ondrej Pavelec (Winnipeg Jets), F Tomas Plekanec (Montreal Canadiens), D Michal Rozsival (Chicago Blackhawks), D Ladislav Smid (Calgary Flames), F Jakub Voracek (Philadelphia Flyers), D Marek Zidlicky (New Jersey Devils)
 
Sweden (24)
F Daniel Alfredsson (Detroit Red Wings), F Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals), F Patrik Berglund (St. Louis Blues), D Alexander Edler (Vancouver Canucks), D Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Phoenix Coyotes), G Jhonas Enroth (Buffalo Sabres), D Jonathan Ericsson (Detroit Red Wings), F Loui Eriksson (Boston Bruins), G Jonas Gustavsson (Detroit Red Wings), F Carl Hagelin (New York Rangers), F Niklas Hjalmarsson (Chicago Blackhawks), F Marcus Johansson (Washington Capitals), D Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators), D Niklas Kronwall (Detroit Red Wings), F Marcus Kruger (Chicago Blackhawks), F Gabriel Landeskog (Colorado Avalanche), G Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers), F Gustav Nyquist (Detroit Red Wings), D Johnny Oduya (Chicago Blackhawks), F Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks), F Jakob Silfverberg (Anaheim Ducks), F Alexander Steen (St. Louis Blues), D Henrik Tallinder (Buffalo Sabres), F Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit Red Wings)
 
* The Detroit Red Wings have six players on the Swedish roster, the most of any NHL club on one Olympic team.
 
LATVIA vs. SWITZERLAND, 12:00 P.M., MSNBC
* A combined nine NHLers make up the Latvian and Swiss rosters:
 
Latvia (1)
F Zemgus Girgensons (Buffalo Sabres)
 
Switzerland (8)
G Reto Berra (Calgary Flames), F Damien Brunner (New Jersey Devils), D Raphael Diaz (Vancouver Canucks), G Jonas Hiller (Anaheim Ducks), D Roman Josi (Nashville Predators), F Nino Niederreiter (Minnesota Wild), D Mark Streit (Philadelphia Flyers), D Yannick Weber (Vancouver Canucks)
 
* Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan also is the head coach of the Latvian team.

 

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