, and Ducks forwards
and Corey Perry were named to Team Canada’s roster for the
on Tuesday, giving both Southern California teams strong representation at next month’s Winter Games.
As expected, Ducks winger
According to a Ducks spokesman, Koivu felt it was not in his best interests to play at the Olympics given his age (39) and the fact he had missed time this season because of injuries.
The roster for defending champion Canada included several surprise names, and a few notable omissions.
Carter’s name was a mild surprise, though his goal-scoring ability apparently got him the nod over other candidates, His Kings teammate and frequent linemate,
Forwards: Jamie Benn, Dallas;