Ten Red Wings packing for the Winter Olympics
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:21:41 GMT —
One of the most respected franchises in professional hockey will be well represented at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi next month.
The Detroit Red Wings will send ten different players to Russia along with their head coach.
The biggest red and white supporter? Team Sweden is bringing with them six Wings including forwards Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Alfredsson and Johan Franzen along with defensemen Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson and goalie Jonas Gustavsson.
No surprise forward Pavel Datsyuk was selected by the host nation Russia. Also official Tuesday, forward Tomas Tatar was selected by Slovakia along with prospect Tomas Jurco.
It was announced last week that goalie Jimmy Howard would represent Team USA and of course Mike Babcock is back as head coach of Team Canada who took home the gold medal in the 2010 games.
The Olympic hockey tournament will run February 12th through the 23rd.