In one of the greatest honors any Canadian hockey player can earn, Mike Richards, Simon Gagne, Jeff Carter and Chris Pronger have all been selected to the team of 46 players invited to tryout at the Canadian Olympic orientation camp held in Calgary, August 24-27.
Other invites were sent out to
Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo, Marc-André Fleury, Steve Mason and Cam Ward.
Jay Bouwmeester, Dan Boyle, Scott Niedermayer, Robyn Regehr, Dion Phaneuf, Marc Staal, Shea Weber, François Beauchemin, Brent Burns, Drew Doughty, Stéphane Robidas, Mike Green, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.
Sidney Crosby, Shane Doan, Dany Heatley, Jarome Iginla, Rick Nash, Joe Sakic, Martin St-Louis, Eric Staal, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Ryan Getzlaf, Milan Lucic, Patrick Marleau, Andy McDonald, Brenden Morrow, Corey Perry, Derek Roy, Patrick Sharp, Ryan Smyth, Jordan Staal and Jonathan Toews.