Sochi Olympics 2014: Finland announces orientation camp roster

Martin Rose

Finland has named 54 players to its orientation camp roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Finland has named its roster for orientation camp ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Head coach Erkka Westerlund has selected 54 players for the camp, 26 of whom play in the NHL.

The NHL and the NHL Players' Association agreed to release players for the Games last week and countries have moved quickly to put together orientation camps since. Russia and Canada have already named their orientation camp rosters and the nine countries playing in the Sochi Games who have yet to organize their camps are expected to do so soon.

Finland's roster is headlined by great goaltenders, with Tuuka Rask expect to battle Pekka Rinne for the starting job and three other NHL starters on the list. There are eight goaltenders on the roster, 16 defensemen and 30 forwards.

Goalies

* Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota Wild
* Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars
* Antti Niemi, San Jose Sharks
* Antti Raanta, Assat (SM-liiga)
* Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins
* Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators
* Karri Ramo, Avangard Omsk (KHL)
* Petri Vehanen, Lukko (SM-liiga)

Defensemen

* Juuso Hietanen, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL)
* Topi Jaakola, Amur Habarovsk (KH)
* Joonas Järvinen, Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
* Jere Karalahti, Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
* Lasse Kukkonen, Rögle (Elitserien)
* Teemu Laakso, Severstal Cherepovets (KHL)
* Sami Lepisto, Lev Prague (KHL)
* Toni Lydman, Anaheim Ducks
* Tuukka Mäntylä, Tappara (SM-liiga)
* Janne Niskala, Atlant Mytishi (KHL)
* Petteri Nummelin, HC Lugano (Switzerland)
* Joni Pitkanen, Carolina Hurricanes
* Sami Salo, Tampa Bay Lightning
* Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia Flyers
* Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks
* Ossi Väänänen, Jokerit (SM-liiga)

Forwards

* Juha Matti Aaltonen, Rögle (Elitserien)
* Aleksander Barkov, Tappara (SM-liiga)
* Sean Bergenheim, Florida Panthers
* Valtteri Filppula, Detroit Red Wings
* Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild
* Niklas Hagman, Lokomotiv Jaroslavl (KHL)
* Teemu Hartikainen, the Edmonton Oilers
* Juha-Pekka Hytönen, Amur Habarovsk (KHL)
* Jarkko Immonen, Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
* Jesse Joensuu, New York Islanders
* Jussi Jokinen, Pittsburgh Penguins
* Olli Jokinen , Winnipeg Jets
* Niko Kapanen, Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
* Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
* Saku Koivu, Anaheim Ducks
* Leo Komarov, the Toronto Maple Leafs
* Petri Kontiola, Traktor Tsheljabinsk (KHL)
* Lauri Korpikoski, Phoenix Coyotes
* Jarno Koskiranta, Tappara (SM-liiga)
* Jori Lehera, Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL),
* Ville Leino, Buffalo Sabres
* Antti Miettinen, Winnipeg Jets
* Janne Pesonen, Ak Bars Kazan (KHL),
* Lennart Petrell , Edmonton Oilers
* Antti Pihlström, Salavat Julajev Ufa (KHL)
* Jarkko Ruutu, Jokerit (SM-liiga),
* Tuomo Ruutu, Carolina Hurricanes
* Sakari Salminen, KalPa (SM-liiga)
* Veli-Matti Savinainen, Assat (SM-liiga)
* Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks

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