(HockeySTL)-- The team rosters for the 2014 Olympic Games have been submitted and the St. Louis Blues have fared well in the results.
The Blues will have ten players representing six countries in the 2014 Olympics, which will be held in Sochi, Russia in February, just a little over a month from now. The National Hockey League will shut down for more than two weeks for the Olympic Games, but a large portion of the League’s competitors will still be playing hockey.
For the Blues, 10 of their 23 players –nearly half of the team’s roster—will be joining in on the excitement of the 2014 Games.
The Blues have players from every position traveling to Sochi after six more players were named to Olympic rosters on Tuesday morning.
Alexander Steen (Sweden), Patrik Berglund (Sweden), Alex Pietrangelo (Canada), Jay Bouwmeester (Canada), Vladimir Tarasenko (Russia) and Jaroslav Halak (Slovakia) were among the players named to teams on the final day allotted to submitting rosters. Those players joined David Backes (U.S.), T.J. Oshie (U.S.), Kevin Shattenkirk (U.S.) and Vladimir Sobotka (Czech Republic), who had already been named to their respective teams before Tuesday’s deadline. Backes, Oshie and Shattenkirk were the first of the Blues players selected to compete.
With ten players headed to Sochi, the Blues are tied with the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks for the most Olympic participants. The Blues were expected to have 11 players selected but Roman Polak was snubbed from the Czech Republic team when the team’s roster was announced on Monday. Had Polak been selected, the Blues would have had the most Olympians out of all 30 NHL teams.