Captain Saku Koivu of the Montreal Canadiens and veteran winger Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks highlight Finland’s 23-man Olympic team announced Thursday.
Forwards Jere Lehtinen of the Dallas Stars, Olli Jokinen of the Florida Panthers and Jarkko Ruutu of the Vancouver Canucks were also named to the roster. Tuomu Ruutu, Jarkko’s younger brother, was also picked despite the fact the Chicago Blackhawks forward has missed most of the season with back problems.
The 32-year-old Koivu’s younger brother, Mikko, a forward for the Minnesota Wild, is also on the roster.
Standout Miikka Kiprusoff of the Calgary Flames will be in goal, along with NHL rookie Kari Lehtonen of the Atlanta Thrashers.
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