The 2014 Winter Olympics kick off on Feburary 7 in Sochi, Russia, and Chicago will be well represented—at least on the hockey rink!
On Tuesday, Olympic hockey teams from across the globe announced their rosters. Ten Chicago Blackhawks players were recruited to represent their native countries.
Patrick Sharp will join Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith on Team Canada. Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger were selected for Team Sweden. Marian Hossa and Michal Handzus will play for Slovakia. Patrick Kane will represent the United States and Michal Handzus joins the Czech Republic team.
Good luck out there, 'Hawks! Just make sure you come back to the Chi when you're done over there!
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Photo credit: Getty Images
Posted Tuesday, January 7th 2014 @ 11am