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Finland’s 2014 Olympic Roster
Finland's 2014 Olympic roster has been announced and will prepare to compete for the gold in Sochi. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Finland’s 2014 Olympic Roster

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi just around the corner, teams are now announcing their official rosters and preparing to battle it out for the gold.

Finland’s roster looked just as it was expected to look, minus a couple expected players.

Name Position Team
Kari Lehtonen Goalie Dallas Stars
Antti Niemi Goalie San Jose Sharks
Tuukka Rask Goalie Boston Bruins
Lasse Kukkonen Defenseman Kärpät Oulu
Juuso Hietanen Defenseman Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod
Sami Lepistö Defenseman Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Olli Määttä Defenseman Pittsburgh Penguins
Sami Salo Defenseman Tampa Bay Lightning
Kimmo Timonen Defenseman Philadelphia Flyers
Ossi Väänänen Defenseman Jokerit Helsinki
Sami Vatanen Defenseman Anaheim Ducks
Juhamatti Aaltonen Forward Kärpät Oulu
Aleksander Barkov Forward Florida Panthers
Valtteri Filppula Forward Tampa Bay Lightning
Mikael Granlund Forward Minnesota Wild
Jussi Jokinen Forward Pittsburgh Penguins
Olli Jokinen Forward Winnipeg Jets
Mikko Koivu Forward Minnesota Wild
Leo Komarov Forward Dynamo Moscow
Petri Kontiola Forward Traktor Chelyabinsk
Lauri Korpikoski Forward Phoenix Coyotes
Jori Lehterä Forward Sibir Novosibirsk
Antti Pihlström Forward Salavat Yulayev Ufahttp://www.hookedonhockeymagazine.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
Tuomo Ruutu Forward Carolina Hurricanes
Teemu Selänne Forward Anaheim Ducks

Missing from the list are names like Pekka Rinne and Saku Koivu.

While Rinne did not make the team due to inury, Koivu chose to withdraw himself from the team. Koivu was on the list until just days before the announcement but withdrew citing that he was not happy with his recovery from the concussion he sustained in October while facing the Columbus Blue Jackets.

“I feel that in my case dreams and reality are conflicting,” Koivu stated, ‘I would prefer to be replaced by a better-prepared player.”

Overall the team is looking strong and preparing for competition in Sochi.

Brendon Carlton

Brendon Carlton

20 year old aspiring film director/producer, writer, and lifelong fan of hockey and the Dallas Stars. Dallas Stars contributor for Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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