Most surprisingly, the roster does not include a single player from the NCAA or Canadian major juniors ranks with Hockey Canada opting for a veteran-heavy roster. They've stuck with it, they won't give up. That's what our team is about. "There are some tremendous stories here, guys who have had adversity through some phase of their careers".
Canadian forward Chris Kelly battles for the puck against Mountfield at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland, on December 26, 2017.
The bulk of the National Hockey League experience comes from seven forwards with some familiar names.
"They have a dream of representing their countries - for some guys that's the only reason they're playing this year".
The Toronto, Ontario native has nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 23 games with the Penguins this season.
The NHL declined to send its players to the Olympics this time around.
A year ago, Canadian forward Wojtek Wolski was in a hospital bed recovering from surgery on a broken neck. That's Canada's team, playing Canada's game. Peters plays in Germany, Scrivens in the KHL and Poulin for a Croatian team that plays in the Austrian league.
He earned All-America honors twice while at UND and now plays in Finland in the KHL. The organization announced on Thursday that Europe-based professionals Leggio and Maxwell will join Ryan Zapolski as Team USA's netminders in PyeongChang.
Training camp starts January 28 in Latvia.
The 12-country men's hockey tournament at the 2018 Games goes from February 14-25 at the Gangneung Hockey Centre and the Kwandong Hockey Centre. Not the best of the best, but all major hockey nations dealing with the best of the rest, & the minnows with more of a fighting chance than usual... "I don't think you could say we missed anybody". "Everybody was given an opportunity".
There will be no Newfoundlanders pulling on a Canadian Hockey Jersey when the Winter Olympics kick off next month in South Korea.
Overholt called the Games a "life-changing global sports event".
All three played for Team USA at November's Deutschland Cup in Germany, the lone pre-Olympic tournament for the US men's national team.
NHLers may be missing, but the passion is still there. She has competed for the USA since 2013 when she helped the team to a silver medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Women's World Championship.
Gracenote predicted gold for bobsledder Kaillie Humphries, the Kevin Koe and Rachel Homan curling teams, figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond, moguls skier Mikael Kingsbury, snowboarder Max Parrot and the men's hockey team.
Gracenote has been increasingly bullish on Canada's medal prospects in Pyeongchang, predicting 29 a year ago and upping that to 31 in November. After the National Hockey League club didn't qualify him last summer, he became an unrestricted free agent once again.
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