Six Detroit Red Wings on Sweden's Sochi hockey roster
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden will go to the Sochi Olympics with a roster almost entirely made up of NHL players, including six from the Detroit Red Wings.
Goalie Jonas Gustavsson, defenders Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson, and forwards Johan Franzen, Daniel Alfredsson and Henrik Zetterberg lead the list.
Sweden coach Per Marts also picked brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks, Niclas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals and Henrik Tallinder of the Buffalo Sabres.
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers will be competing in his third Olympics.
Forward Jimmie Ericsson of Swedish Hockey League team Skelleftea was the only non-NHL player in the 25-man roster announced Tuesday.
Sweden won the gold medal at the 2006 Olympics but was knocked out in the quarterfinals four years later in Vancouver.
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers), Jhonas Enroth (Buffalo Sabres), Jonas Gustavsson (Detroit Red Wings)
Defensemen: Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Phoenix Coyotes), Niklas Hjalmarsson (Chicago Blackhawks), Henrik Tallinder (Buffalo Sabres), Alex Edler (Vancouver Canucks), Johnny Oduya (Chicago Blackhawks), Jonathan Ericsson (Detroit Red Wings), Niklas Kronwall (Detroit Red Wings), Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators)
Forwards: Daniel Alfredsson (Detroit Red Wings), Patrik Berglund (St. Louis Blues), Marcus Krüger (Chicago Blackhawks), Jakob Silfverberg (Anaheim Ducks), Nicklas Bäckström (Washington Capitals), Alex Steen (St. Louis Blues), Loui Eriksson (Boston Bruins), Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks), Henrik Sedin (Vancouver Canucks), Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit Red Wings), Jimmie Ericsson (Skelleftea AIK, Swedish league) Carl Hagelin (New York Rangers), Gabriel Landeskog (Colorado Avalanche), Johan Franzen (Detroit Red Wings)
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