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Finland releases Olympic evaluation camp roster

TSN.ca Staff

7/22/2013 7:03:30 PM

Finland has released the long list of names it hopes to draw from to defend its Olympic bronze medal in men's hockey.

The Finns joined Canada, Russia, Sweden and the United States in releasing an invitation roster for its summer Olympic evaluation camp.

Highlighting the list is 42-year-old Anaheim winger Teemu Selanne, who is aiming to participate in his sixth Olympics for Finland. Selanne previously represented his country at the 1992 Albertville Games, as well as the four Olympics that have featured full participation from National Hockey league players: 1998 in Nagano, 2002 in Salt Lake City, 2006 in Torino and 2010 in Vancouver.

Finland's complete invites are as follows:

Forwards: Juhamatti Aaltonen, Aleksander Barkov, Sean Bergenheim, Valtteri Filppula, Mikael Granlund, Niklas Hagman, Teemu Hartikainen, Juha-Pekka Hytonen, Jarkko Immonen, Jesse Joensuu, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Jokinen, Niko Kapanen, Mikko Koivu, Saku Koivu, Leo Komarov, Petri Kontiola, Lauri Korpikoski, Jarno Koskiranta, Jori Lehtera, Ville Leino, Antti Miettinen, Janne Pesonen, Lennart Petrell, Antti Pihlstrom, Jarkko Ruutu, Tuomo Ruutu, Sakari Salminen, Veli-Matti Savinainen, Teemu Selanne.

Defence: Juuso Hietanen, Topi Jaakola, Joonas Jarvinen, Jere Karalahti, Lasse Kukkonen, Teemu Laakso, Sami Lepisto, Toni Lydman, Tuukka Mantyla, Janne Niskala, Petteri Nummelin, Joni Pitkanen, Sami Salo, Kimmo Timonen, Sami Vatanen, Ossi Vaananen.

Goaltenders: Niklas Backstrom, Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi, Antti Raanta, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Karri Ramo, Petri Vehanen.