Team Sweden: The Sochi, Russia Olympic Preview


As Team Sweden is preparing to take the ice for their first game of the tournament, we bring you the break down of their roster for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Team Sweden is comprised of all NHL players, save one.  10 of the Swedes this year were present at the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver, British Columbia four years ago. Although Henrik Sedin was named to the roster, the rib injury he sustained against the Phoenix Coyotes has left him out of competition readiness. He was replaced with Marcus Johansson. Gustav Nyquist  was selected to replace the injured Johan Franzen.

The roster breaks down this way: (* denotes returning player)

Goal:

Jhonas Enroth (Buffalo Sabres)

Jonas Gustavsson (Detroit Red Wings)*

Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers)*

Defense:

Alexander Edler (Vancouver Canucks)

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Phoenix Coyotes)

Jonathan Ericsson (Detroit Red Wings)

Niklas Hjalmarsson (Chicago Blackhawks)

Erik Karlsson (Ottowa Senators)

Niklas Kronwall (Detroit Red Wings)*

Johnny Oduya (Chicago Blackhawks)*

Henrik Tallinder (Buffalo Sabres)*

Forward:

Right Wing:

Daniel Alfredsson (Detroit Red Wings)*

Gustav Nyquist (Detroit Red Wings)

Jakob Silfverberg (Anaheim Ducks)

Center:

Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals)*

Patrik Berglund (St. Louis Blues)

Marcus Johansson (Washington Capitals)

Marcus Kruger (Chicago Blackhawks)

Captain: Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit Red Wings)*

Left Winger:

Jimmie Ericsson (Skellefteå AIK, SHL)

Loui Eriksson (Boston Bruins)*

Carl Hagelin (New York Rangers)

Alternate Captain: Gabriel Landeskog (Colorado Avalanche)

Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks)*

Alexander Steen (St. Louis Blue)

 

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