Thirty-seven-year-old Staal won the 2007 World Cup in Moscow with Canada and joined the Triple Gold Club three years later after his triumph at the Vancouver Home Olympics, as he won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in the 2005/06 season. He also played a total of 1,293 NHL games for the New York Rangers, Minnesota, Buffalo and Montreal, scoring 1,034 points for 441 goals and 593 assists. In the playoffs, he has 83 duels and 59 points (23 + 36).
Last year, he played with the Canadies in the Stanley Cup Final. Nevertheless, after a two-year $ 6.5 million contract, he was left without a contract and agreed in January with a Minnesota farm in Iowa, for which he won four duels in the AHL and scored five points for two goals and three assists.
The 19-year-old NCAA-based Power of the University of Michigan chose Buffalo last year’s NHL draft, winning gold at the World Championships in Riga in June. However, the Benjamin of the Olympic team will not be Power, but 18-year-old striker Mason MacTavish, who currently works in Hamilton at the OHL.
Last year, he was chosen as the triple by Anaheim, for which he played nine matches this year and scored three points for two goals and one assist. Last year’s winner of the Under-18 World Cup also played three matches 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, will have a big international event ahead of them.
Demers, who had 699 games in the regular season and another 61 in the playoffs for San Jose, Dallas, Florida and Arizona, also has a lot of experience from the NHL, 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 battles. Another forward, David Desharnais of Friborg, played nearly 600 games for Montreal, Edmonton and the Rangers.
The NHL also included goalkeeper Edward Pasquale of Tampa Bay, defenders Mark Barberio of Kazan (Tampa Bay, Montreal and Colorado), Brandon Gormley of Yaroslavl (Phoenix / Arizona and Colorado), Tyler Wotherspoon of the AHL Utica Comets ( Calgary), Alex Grant of the Jokerit Helsinki (Anaheim and Arizona) and Noreau (Minnesota).
Of the attackers, 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 of Munich (Calgary, Colorado, Detroit, Anaheim and New Jersey), Landon Ferraro of Cologne (Detroit, Boston and Minnesota), Corban Knight of Omsk (Calgary, Florida and Philadelphia) and O’Dell (Winnipeg).
General manager Shane Doan selected team mate Justin Pogge of Cologne, defender Morgan Ellis of Eisbären Berlin and John Gilmour of CSKA Moscow and strikers Chris DiDomenic of Friborg, Kent Johnson of the University of Michigan of the NCAA and Max as six substitutes for the team of Claude Julien’s coach. Véronneau of Leksand.
Canada will enter the Olympic tournament on Tuesday, February 10 against Germany, two days later in the basic group A the United States will face it and on Sunday, February 13, it will face China.
Nomination of hockey players of Canada
to the Beijing Olympic Tournament (February 9-20)
Goalkeepers: Devon Levi (Northeastern University / NCAA), Edward Pasquale (Yaroslavl / KHL), Matthew Tomkins (Frölunda / Švéd.).