Today, with the deadline upon them, Slovakia has released their 2014 Olympic Men’s Hockey Roster.
The veterans will be leading the way this year as Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will serve as captain for the team. He will be joined by players like Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks and Marian Gaborik of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Chara is the second highest scoring defenseman on the Bruins. Honestly, with a slapshot that tops 100 mph, I can understand why. He has 9 goals and 9 assists so far this season for a total of 18 points along with his plus-3 rating.
Hossa is running strong for the defending Stanley Cup Champions. So far this season, he has 15 goals and 20 assists for a total of 35 points to go along with his spectacular plus-22 rating.
Here is a look at the complete roster for the Slovakia Men’s Ice Hockey Team courtesy of NHL.com.
|Milan Bartovic||04/09/1981||Trencin, Slovakia||Slovan Bratislava (KHL)|
|Marian Gaborik||02/14/1982||Trencin, Slovakia||Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL|
|Michal Handzus||03/11/1977||Banska Bystrika, Slovakia||Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)|
|Marcel Hossa||10/12/1981||Ilava, Slovakia||Dinamo Riga (KHL)|
|Marian Hossa||01/12/1979||Stará Lubovna, Slovakia||Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)|
|Tomas Jurco||12/28/1992||Kosice, Slovakia||Detroit Red Wings (NHL)|
|Tomas Kopecky||02/05/1982||Ilava, Slovakia||Florida Panthers (NHL)|
|Tomas Marcinko||04/11/1988||Poprad, Slovakia||HC Kosice (SVK)|
|Michel Miklik||07/31/1982||Piešťany, Slovakia||Slovan Bratislava (KHL)|
|Peter Olvecky||10/11/1985||Nove Zamky, Slovakia||Slovan Bratislava (KHL)|
|Richard Panik||02/07/1991||Martin, Slovakia||Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)|
|Tomas Surovy||09/24/1981||Banska Bystrika, Slovakia||Dynamo Minsk (KHL)|
|Tomas Tatar||12/01/1990||Ilava, Slovakia||Detroit Red Wings (NHL)|
|Tomas Zaborsky||11/14/1987||Banska Bystrika, Slovakia||Salavat Yulayev Ufa (RUS)|
|Ivan Baranka||05/19/1985||Ilava, Slovakia||Avangard Omsk (RUS)|
|Dominik Granak||06/11/1983||Havířov, Czech Republic||Dynamo Moscow (RUS)|
|Zdeno Chara||03/18/1977||Trencin, Slovakia||Boston Bruins (NHL)|
|Martin Marincin||02/18/1992||Kosice, Slovakia||Edmonton Oilers (NHL)|
|Andrej Meszaros||10/13/1985||Považská Bystrica, Slovakia||Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)|
|Andrej Sekera||06/08/1986||Bojnice, Slovakia||Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)|
|Michal Sersen||12/28/1985||Gelnica, Slovakia||Slovan Bratislava (KHL)|
|Lubomir Visnovsky||08/11/1976||Topolcany, Slovakia||New York Islanders (NHL)|
|Peter Budaj||09/08/1982||Banska Bystrika, Slovakia||Montreal Canadiens (NHL)|
|Jaroslav Halak||05/13/1985||Bratislava, Slovakia||St. Louis Blues (NHL)|
|Jan Laco||12/01/1981||Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia||Donbass Donetsk (KHL)|