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2014 Finnish Olympic Men’s Hockey Team Announced

About 24 hours removed from celebrating their World Junior Gold at home the 2014 Finnish Olympic Team was announced:

Miesten maajoukkue // Sotshi 2014 from Leijonat TV on Vimeo.

From the IIHF Website:

ZURICH – On the heels of its World Juniors triumph, Finland has announced its roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

As expected, Finland’s team will feature the NHL goaltending trio of Antti Niemi, Tukka Rask, and Kari Lehtonen, considered to be among the world’s top netminders.

In all, 16 NHLers will be on the Finnish team, although Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu’s status has been thrown into question after the forward sustained a broken ankle during a game on 4 January against the Washington Capitals. Teemu Selänne will become only the second ice hockey player ever to have participated in six Olympics, joining another Finn with the same attendance record, Raimo Helminen.

Finland

Goalkeepers:

Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars (NHL) Antti Niemi, San Jose Sharks (NHL) Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins (NHL)

Defencemen:

Lasse Kukkonen, Kärpät Oulu (FIN) Juuso Hietanen, Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod (RUS) Sami Lepistö, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (RUS) Olli Määttä, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) Sami Salo, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) Ossi Väänänen, Jokerit Helsinki (FIN) Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

Forwards: Juhamatti Aaltonen, Kärpät Oulu (FIN) Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers (NHL) Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild (NHL) Jussi Jokinen, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) Olli Jokinen, Winnipeg Jets (NHL) Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild (NHL) Leo Komarov, Dynamo Moscow (RUS) Petri Kontiola, Traktor Chelyabinsk (RUS) Lauri Korpikoski, Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) Jori Lehterä, Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS) Antti Pihlström, Salavat Yulayev Ufa (RUS) Tuomo Ruutu, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) Teemu Selänne, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

The 2014 Sochi Olympics will mark Selanne's sixth Olympiad while Maatta will be making his Olympic debut.

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Dark horse pick. Great goaltending.

Posted by BC two hander on 01/07/14 at 07:52 AM ET

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This may be Finland’s best Olympic team they have produced.Good Luck!

Posted by timbits on 01/07/14 at 09:26 AM ET

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Lots from the KHL on this roster.

Posted by cantskate on 01/07/14 at 11:53 AM ET

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