ZOH 2022 | Veteran Eric Staal and talent Power are in Canada’s Olympics nomination

Staal, 37, won the 2007 World Cup with Canada in Moscow and joined the Triple Gold Club three years later after triumphing at the home Olympics in Vancouver when he won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in the 2005-06 season. He also played 1,293 total NHL games for the New York Rangers, Minnesota, Buffalo and Montreal, recording 1,034 points for 441 goals and 593 assists. In the playoffs he has 83 tackles and 59 points (23+36).

Last year he played with the Canadies in the Stanley Cup Finals. Still, he remained unsigned after a two-year, $6.5 million contract and in January agreed to a Minnesota farm in Iowa, for which he won four duels in the AHL and recorded five points for two goals and three assists.

The 19-year-old University of Michigan NCAA resident Power picked last year’s NHL draft from Buffalo and won gold at the World Championships in Riga in June. However, the Olympic team’s Benjamin will not be Power, but 18-year-old forward Mason MacTavish, who currently works in Hamilton with OHL.

Last year he was picked for the treble by Anaheim, for which he played nine games this year and recorded three points for two goals and one assist. Last year’s winner of the U18 World Championship also played three games for San Diego in the OHL and, like Power, took part in the Unfinished World Twenties Championship in Edmonton at the end of last calendar year.

Kazan defender Jason Demers has silver medals from the 2017 World Cup. Other players including McTavish have a big international event ahead of them.

Demers, who had 699 regular-season games and another 61 in the playoffs for San Jose, Dallas, Florida and Arizona, also has plenty of NHL experience and forward Daniel Winnik. The current Geneva player has 798 NHL starts and 251 points (82+169) for Phoenix, Colorado, San Jose, Anaheim, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Washington and Minnesota and has added four assists in 64 Stanley Cup fights. Another forward, David Desharnais from Fribourg, played nearly 600 games for Montreal, Edmonton and Rangers.

The NHL also included goalie Edward Pasquale from Tampa Bay, defenseman Mark Barberio from Kazan (Tampa Bay, Montreal and Colorado), Brandon Gormley from Yaroslavl (Phoenix/Arizona and Colorado), Tyler Wotherspoon from the AHL Utica Comets (Calgary), Alex Grant the Jokerit Helsinki (Anaheim and Arizona) and Noreau (Minnesota).

By forwards Jordan Weal of Kazan (Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Arizona, Montreal), Adam Cracknell of Bakersfield of the AHL (St. Louis, Columbus, Vancouver, Edmonton, Dallas, New York Rangers and Anaheim), Daniel Carr of Lugano ( Montreal), Vegas, Nashville and Washington), Ben Street from Munich (Calgary, Colorado, Detroit, Anaheim and New Jersey), Landon Ferraro from Cologne (Detroit, Boston and Minnesota), Corban Knight from Omsk (Calgary, Florida and Philadelphia) . ) and O’Dell (Winnipeg).

General Manager Shane Doan selected Cologne teammate Justin Pogge, Eisbären Berlin defender Morgan Ellis and CSKA Moscow’s John Gilmour, and Friborg forward Chris DiDomenic, University of Michigan’s Kent Johnson and Max as six substitutes for the team of coaches by Claude Julien Veronneau of Leksand.

Canada enter the Olympic tournament against Germany on Tuesday 10 February, followed by the USA in Basic Group A two days later and China on Sunday 13 February.

Nomination of Ice Hockey Players of Canada

to the Olympic tournament in Beijing (February 9-20)

Goalkeeper: Devon Levi (Northeastern University / NCAA), Edward Pasquale (Yaroslavl / KHL), Matthew Tomkins (Frölunda / Švéd.).
Defender: Mark Barberio, Jason Demers (beide Kazan/KHL), Brandon Gormley (Jaroslawl/KHL), Alex Grant (Jokerit Helsinki/KHL), Maxim Noreau (Zürich/Schweiz), Owen Power (University of Michigan/NCAA), Mat Robinson ( St. Petersburg / KHL), Tyler Wotherspoon (Utica / AHL).
Attacker: David Desharnais (Fribourg-Gottéron/Switzerland), Daniel Carr (Lugano/Switzerland), Adam Cracknell (Bakersfield/AHL), Landon Ferraro (Cologne/Germany), Josh Ho-Sang (Toronto Marlies/AHL), Corban Knight (Omsk/ KHL), Jack McBain (Boston College/NCAA), Mason McTavish (Hamilton/OHL), Erik O’Dell (Dynamo Moscow/KHL), Eric Staal (Iowa/AHL), Ben Street (EHC Munich/Germany), Adam Tambellini (Rögle/Sweden), Jordan Weal (Kazan/KHL), Daniel Winnik (Geneva/Switzerland).


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