They will take the place of National Hockey League stars who are not permitted to play in the Olympics for the first time since 1994.
Linden Vey from Wakaw, Sask. made the team, along with former Moose Jaw Warrior Quinton Howden.
"In David Leggio, we've got a guy that's been a great teammate everywhere he's been, and also has been a very steady performer", Johannson said.
Canada's head coach Willie Desjardins also hails from Climax, Sask.
That could very well be the consensus thought in hockey circles Thursday morning, as Hockey Canada released its 25-man roster ahead of next month's winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. "They'll accept any role for this tournament and that's what gives us a chance". That gives you a clue why Scrivens, Poulin and Peters have spent a collective 19 seasons in the National Hockey League and started a combined 242 games.
As for some other names who played for Canada at recent tournaments during the decision-making process, there's no Simon Despres, Max Talbot, Teddy Purcell or P.A. Parenteau, among others. Unlike the US which chose several college players, Canada did not choose anyone from the NCAA ranks. Players on the Olympic roster are comprised mostly of athletes playing in Russia, Switzerland and various other European countries.
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According to video from the press conference, it was ended as a person offscreen says, "If you don't have any further questions". He said Hoekstra also was expected to visit various Dutch communities over the weekend, including Muslim communities.
Hockey Canada vice-president Scott Salmond said the team selection process had lasted 14 months, involving seven tournaments and more than 100 players.
"Hockey Canada has once again left no stone unturned in putting this talented group of players together", said Chris Overholt, CEO and secretary general of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
At least one player on the world juniors team, defenseman Cale Makar, reportedly declined an invitation to represent Canada at the Olympics.
Worldwide data analytics company Gracenote predicted gold for Canada in men's hockey as part of a 33-medal haul in Pyeongchang.
Genoway, 31, spent five years playing college hockey down the highway at the University of North Dakota where he graduated as the fourth-highest scoring defencemen in school history.