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Four Olympic rosters named

Four Olympic rosters named

Czechs, Swiss, Slovenes unveil Sochi 2014 teams

Published 07.01.2014 20:58 GMT+4 | Author Adam Steiss
Four Olympic rosters named
2012 Stanley Cup winner Anze Kopitar (right) and 2013 World Championship MVP Roman Josi (left) are among the star players from Slovenia and Switzerland. Czech forward Jaromir Jagr (center) will play in his fifth Olympics. Photo: HHOF-IIHF Images
The Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia have announced their rosters for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games men’s ice hockey tournament on Monday.

The three countries join USA as the earliest nations to officially name their men’s rosters for the Games already on New Year’s Day. Rosters for the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournaments have to be submitted by 7th January.

The Czechs will bring an NHL-heavy roster to Sochi, with 17 players from the league joining the team. Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec was named team captain.

The roster contains a number of veteran players, including 42-year-old ex-NHLer Peter Nedved and 30-year-old Jiri Novotny, both of whom play in the Czech Extraliga, while Jaromir Jagr will play in his fifth Olympics. The 41-year-old forward was on the Czech team that won gold at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano and helped the team claim bronze in Turin 2006.

Slovenia will feature many of the players who helped the team qualify for its first-ever Olympic tournament. A notable, and unsurprising, addition to the team is NHLer Anze Kopitar, considered the country’s best hockey export and who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings. Kopitar will be coached by his father Matjaz on the national team, but will not get to play with his brother Gasper, who did not make the Olympic squad.

On the Swiss side, Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller and Calgary Flames netminder Reto Berra will be the goaltenders going into Sochi. The Swiss defensive corps will be anchored by NHLers Rafael Diaz of the Montreal Canadiens, Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators, Mark Streit from the Philadelphia Flyers and Yannick Weber of the Vancouver Canucks.

All but two Swiss NHLers were nominated. Most of the roster comes from the Swiss National League A. Defenceman Mathias Seger of the ZSC Lions Zurich was named the team’s captain.

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Czech Republic

Jakub Kovar, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (RUS)
Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Alexander Salak, SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)

Michal Barinka, Vitkovice Ostrava (CZE)
Radko Gudas, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Tomas Kaberle, Rytiri Kladno (CZE)
Lukas Krajicek, Dynamo Minsk (BLR/KHL)
Zbynek Michalek, Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Michal Rozsival, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Ladislav Smid, Calgary Flames (NHL)

Roman Cervenka, SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)
Patrik Elias, New Jersey Devils (NHL)
Michael Frolik, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Martin Hanzal, Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Ales Hemsky, Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils (NHL)
David Krejci, Boston Bruins (NHL)
Milan Michalek, Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Petr Nedved, Bili Tygri Liberec (CZE)
Jiri Novotny, Lev Prague (CZE/KHL)
Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Vladimir Sobotka, St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)




Luka Gracnar, Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)

Andrej Hocevar, Epinal Dauphins (FRA)

Robert Kristan, HK Nitra (SVK)



Blaz Gregorc, HC Pardubice (CZE)

Sabahudin Kovacevic, Sary-Arka Karaganda (KAZ/RUS2)

Ales Kranjc, Kölner Haie (GER)

Ziga Pavlin, IF Troja-Ljungby (SWE2)

Matic Podlipnik, Dukla Jihlava (CZE2)

Klemen Pretnar, VSV Villach (AUT)

Mitja Robar, Krefeld Pinguine (GER)

Andrelj Tavzelj, Rouen Dragons (FRA)



Bostjan Golicic, Briançon Diables Rouges (FRA)

Ziga Jeglic, ERC Ingolstadt (GER)

Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings (NHL)

Anze Kuralt, Epinal Dauphins (FRA)

Jan Mursak, CSKA Moscow (RUS)

Ales Music, Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO)

Ziga Pance, Bolzano Foxes (ITA)

Tomaz Razingar, IF Troja-Ljungby (SWE2)

David Rodman, IK Oskarshamn (SWE2)

Marcel Rodman, Schwenninger ERC (GER)

Robert Sabolic, ERC Ingolstadt

Rok Ticar, Kölner Haie (GER)

Jan Urbas, Red Bull München (GER)

Miha Verlic, Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO)





Reto Berra Calgary Flames (NHL)

Jonas Hiller, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

Tobias Stephan, Genève-Servette HC (SUI)



Severin Blindenbacher, ZSC Lions Zurich (SUI)

Rafael Diaz, Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

Philippe Furrer, SC Bern (SUI)

Roman Josi, Nashville Predators (NHL)

Mathias Seger, ZSC Lions Zurich (SUI)

Mark Streit, Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)

Julien Vauclair, HC Lugano (SUI)

Yannick Weber, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)



Andres Ambühl, HC Davos (SUI)

Matthias Bieber, Kloten Flyers (SUI)

Simon Bodenmann, Kloten Flyers (SUI)

Damien Brunner, New Jersey Devils (NHL)

Luca Cunti, ZSC Lions Zurich (SUI)

Ryan Gardner, SC Bern (SUI)

Denis Hollenstein, Genève-Servette HC (SUI)

Simon Moser, Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)

Nino Niederreiter, Minnesota Wild (NHL)

Martin Plüss, SC Bern (SUI)

Kevin Romy, Genève-Servette HC (SUI)

Reto Suri, EV Zug (SUI)

Morris Trachsler, ZSC Lions Zurich (SUI)

Roman Wick, ZSC Lions Zurich (SUI)





Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres (NHL)

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (NHL)



John Carlson, Washington Capitals (NHL)

Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

Cam Fowler, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

Paul Martin, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers (NHL)

Brooks Orpik, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues (NHL)

Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild (NHL)



David Backes, St. Louis Blues (NHL)

Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings (NHL)

Ryan Callahan, New York Rangers (NHL)

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)

Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)

T.J. Oshie, St. Louis Blues (NHL)

Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild (NHL)

Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks (NHL)

Derek Stepan, New York Rangers (NHL)

Paul Stastny, Colorado Avalanche (NHL)

Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

James van Riemsdyk, Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)


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