The Sochi Olympics are going to be here before we even know it. They’re already only six months away. Set to kick of on February 7th, the countries who will be playing for medals in hockey have begun to build their teams. Invites have been sent out to players and teams will be selected shortly after camps have taken place. Sweden is no stranger to winning medals when it comes to hockey, Sweden won the gold medal in 1994 and 2006.
Sweden’s camp roster is without a few big names that they had when they were last playing in the Olympics in Vancouver during the 2010 tournament. Swedish defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has retired, forward Daniel Alfredsson wasn’t invited, and Peter Forsberg will no longer be playing. Making way for the new comers, Sweden has invited a total of 35 players.
Sweden has a strong roster of players that are capable of high levels of play. A lot of young players will be playing this year, but any team with a roster built like this that has Henrik Lundqvist in net has to be a contender for the gold. Sweden has always been a team to watch and I expect them to do well this next year in the Olympics. The players below were all invited to the camp for a chance to make the team this year.
Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres.
Viktor Fasth of the Anaheim Ducks.
Robin Lehner of the Ottawa Senators.
Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.
Jonas Brodin of the Minnesota Wild.
Alexander Edler of the Vancouver Canucks.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Jonathan Ericsson of the Detroit Red Wings.
Nicklas Grossmann of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Erik Gustafsson of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Niklas Hjalmarsson of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators.
Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings.
Douglas Murray of the Pittsburgh Pengins.
Johnny Oduya of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Henrik Tallinder of the New Jersey Devils
Patrik Berglund of the St. Louis Blues.
Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals.
Jimmie Ericsson of Skelleftea AIK.
Loui Eriksson of the Boston Bruins.
Johan Franzen of the Detroit Red Wings.
Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers.
Patric Hornqvist of the Nashville Predators.
Marcus Kruger of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche.
Oscar Lindberg of the Skelleftea AIK.
Joel Lundqvist of the Frolunda HC.
Gustav Nyquist of the Detroit Red Wings.
Niklas Persson of the CSKA Moscow.
Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks.
Herik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks.
Alex Steen of the St. Louis Blues.
Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings.
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