Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson (11) skates back to the bench after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second period during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Sweden Releases 2014 Olympic Men’s Hockey Roster – Daniel Alfredsson to Play in Fifth Olympic Games

Earlier today, Finland announced the 25 players that will represent their country in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

The squad is very NHL-heavy, including some absolute greats of the sport of hockey.

Detroit Red Wings forward Daniel Alfredsson leads the pack in what will be his fifth, and possibly final Winter Olympic Games. He has plenty of Olympic experience. He won the Gold Medal with Sweden at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino. He also scored 3 goals in 4 games with Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Alfredsson will have quite a few of his teammates with him as well. Talk about your recipe for team chemistry. I would definitely keep my eye on this Swedish team when the Olympic Games kick off.

Here is a look at the complete roster for the Sweden Men’s Ice Hockey Team courtesy of NHL.com.

Name Birthdate Hometown Current Team
Daniel Alfredsson 12/11/1972 Gothenburg, Sweden Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Nicklas Backstrom 11/23/1987 Gävle, Sweden Washington Capitals (NHL)
Patrik Berglund 06/02/1988 Vesteras, Sweden St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Jimmie Ericsson 02/22/1980 Skellefteå, Sweden Skelleftea AIK (SWE)
Loui Eriksson 07/17/1985 Goteborg, Sweden Boston Bruins (NHL)
Johan Franzen 12/23/1979 Vetlanda, Sweden Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Carl Hagelin 08/23/1988 Sodertalje, Sweden New York Rangers (NHL)
Marcus Kruger 05/27/1990 Stockholm, Sweden Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Gabriel Landeskog 11/23/1992 Stockholm, Sweden Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Daniel Sedin 09/26/1980 Ornskoldsvik, Sweden Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Henrik Sedin 09/26/1980 Ornskoldsvik, Sweden Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Jakob Silfverberg 10/13/1990 Gävle, Sweden Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Alexander Steen 03/01/1984 Winnipeg, MB, Canada St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Henrik Zetterberg 10/09/1980 Njurunda, Sweden Detroit Red Wings (NHL)


Name Birthdate Hometown Current Team
Alexander Edler 04/21/1986 Ostersund, Sweden Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson 07/17/1991 Karlskrona, Sweden Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Jonathan Ericsson 03/02/1984 Karlskrona, Sweden Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Niklas Hjalmarsson 06/06/1987 Eksjo, Sweden Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Erik Karlsson 05/31/1990 Landsbro, Sweden Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Niklas Kronwall 01/12/1981 Stockholm, Sweden Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Johnny Oduya 10/01/1981 Stockholm, Sweden Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Henrik Tallinder 01/10/1979 Stockholm, Sweden Buffalo Sabres (NHL)


Name Birthdate Hometown Current Team
Jhonas Enroth 06/25/1988 Stockholm, Sweden Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Jonas Gustavsson 0/24/1984 Danderyd, Sweden Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Henrik Lundqvist 03/02/982 Are, Sweden New York Rangers (NHL)

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