National teams add Hawks to Olympic orientation camp rosters

National teams add Hawks to Olympic orientation camp rosters
July 22, 2013, 1:15 pm
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After the NHL announced that players would be allowed to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, national teams all over the world have built pretty impressive Olympic Orientation Camp rosters.

Fully equipped with a healthy dose of Blackhawks, of course.

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Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Nick Leddy were named to Team USA's roster and Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews grace Team Canada's roster.

Sweden also announced who will be on their camp roster adding Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger, while Antti Raanta (who was just signed by the Hawks in June) was named to Finland's.

The Blackhawk players are joined by many familiar faces like Bruins forwards Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron (Canada) and Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (USA).

Being a part of Canada's national team isn't anything new for Seabrook, Keith and Toews as they helped Canada win gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics defeating Kane and Team USA. Oduya was also a part of the 2010 Olympics as a defenseman for Sweden's national team.

However, this will be Saad, Hjalmarsson, Kruger, Leddy, Crawford, Raanta and Sharp's first shot at an Olympic medal.

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Dan Bylsma has been named as Team USA's head coach, while Detroit's Mike Babcock will be the head coach for Team Canada and will be assisted by Ken Hitchcock (St. Louis Blues), Claude Julien (Boston Bruins) and Lindy Ruff (Dallas Stars).

Check out Canada's, USA's, Finland's and Sweden's full rosters.