Most recently, the 37-year-old, who has 123 NHL goals and 166 assists, signed a tryout contract with Belleville of the AHL.Derek Roy played 738 NHL games for Buffalo, Dallas, Vancouver, St.I could never have imagined that I would be so lucky one year later." Wolski suffered two broken cervical vertebrae, spinal cord trauma and a concussion when he crashed headfirst into the boards in October 2016 in a KHL game in Russia. It's about guys that have received a 'No' but found a way to make a 'Yes,"' said head coach Willie Desjardins."Their determination and their heart is incredible." In the absence of stars from the NHL, Team Canada will ice a hockey team long on heart at the Pyeongchang Olympics.The top four teams -- the group winners and the second-ranked team with the best record --will advance to the quarter-finals while the other teams take part in qualification playoffs to see who joins them. 28 in Latvia, with exhibition games in Riga on Feb. Petersburg, Karjala Cup, Channel One Cup in Russia, and Spengler Cup in Switzerland.
The roster announcement, carried live on several networks, was made at the Hall of Champions at Hockey Canada's office in Calgary.
Washington Capitals winger Wojtek Wolski (17) tries to control the puck as he skates around New York Islanders defenceman Thomas Hickey (14) during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N. Wolski is among the former NHL veterans named to Canada's men's Olympic hockey team.
HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUNDPlayed for Canada at the 2017 Channel One Cup in Russia, finishing fifth … 2013-14: Second in Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod scoring … Other: Set an NHL career high in games played with Colorado in 2008-09 … Won the William Hanley Trophy as OHL most sportsmanlike player in 2005-06 …
The bulk of the NHL experience comes from seven forwards with some familiar names.
Chris Kelly, who won the 2011 Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins, leads the way with 833 regular-season games in the NHL.