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Selanne, goalies headline Finnish Olympic camp roster

Jul 22, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

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Earlier on Monday, the American, Canadian and Russian Olympic orientation camp rosters were revealed. NHL.com also shared Finland’s group, which includes 18 returning members of the team that won the bronze in 2010.

The two biggest questions that come to mind are:

1) Will Teemu Selanne hang up his skates before the 2014 Winter Olympics?

2) Which goalie will stand out in a distinguished group of netminders to become the No. 1 guy?

Here’s the full camp roster:

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 (Anaheim), 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 and *Teemu Selanne.

Defensemen: 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 and Ossi Vaananen.

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

* – means that player was part of the 2010 squad.

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Jul 22, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Finland got some good goalies

  2. kaptaanamerica - Jul 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Fins will do damage based on its goalchies alone.

  3. kfrase99 - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Tuukka and Rinne is probably the best 1-1a punch there is in Sochi, however you rank them.

  4. hines86for6 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Pekka Rinne is better than Tuka Raask and has been doing it for wayyy longer.

    He is the best goalie on that roster and should start.

    • ibieiniid - Jul 23, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      wowwww how’d that get so many thumbs downs? i swear the people on this site have the shortest memories. Tuukka had a good (full) season… keyword being “a.” Rinne’s been the man for years and despite how the Preds play in front of him, he IS better than Rask.

  5. girouxed - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Beasts in between the pipes

  6. girouxed - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Good luck scoring on Finland

  7. worldseriestiger - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    should trade a few of those goalies to Canada for some defense. is that not how olympic rosters work?

  8. 19to77 - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    I hope they name Selanne the captain this year. I know the brothers Koivu are back and all, but this is definitely Selanne’s last run at the Olympics if he chooses to suit up, and it would be pretty cool to see him honoured for what he’s done.

    • valoisvipers - Jul 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

      Yes Selanne would be a great choice to wear the C.

  9. mathieug79 - Jul 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    OMG I wish Canada would have that many good goalies!

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