Lundqvist, Backstrom earn invites to Sweden camp

Monday, 07.22.2013 / 6:08 PM
Adam Kimelman  - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and Vancouver Canucks teammates Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin are among the 35 players invited to take part in Sweden's Olympic team evaluation camp.

The camp will be held Aug. 12-14 in Stockholm.

Lundqvist, who started three of Sweden's four games at the 2010 Olympics, went 2-1 with two shutouts, a 1.34 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in three games for Sweden, which finished fifth in Vancouver.

Backstrom was the team's leading scorer in 2010, finishing with six points in four games.

Twelve players from the 2010 team were invited to try out for the 2014 Olympic team -- Lundqvist; defensemen Niklas Kronwall (Detroit Red Wings), Douglas Murray (free agent), Johnny Oduya (Chicago Blackhawks) and Henrik Tallinder (Buffalo Sabres); and forwards Backstrom, the Sedins, Loui Eriksson (Boston Bruins), Johan Franzen (Red Wings), Patric Hornqvist (Nashville Predators), and Henrik Zetterberg (Red Wings).

Joining Lundqvist in goal is Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres, the Anaheim Ducks' Viktor Fasth and Robin Lehner of the Ottawa Senators.

Defense could be a strong suit for the Swedes, as among those invited to the camp are a group emerging NHL stars -- Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators, the 2012 Norris Trophy winner; Jonas Brodin of the Minnesota Wild; Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning; and Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Phoenix Coyotes.

The 2014 Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament will run Feb. 12-24.

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SWEDEN OLYMPIC CAMP ROSTER

GOALTENDERS: Jhonas Enroth, Buffalo; Viktor Fasth, Anaheim; Robin Lehner, Ottawa; *Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers

DEFENSEMEN: Jonas Brodin, Minnesota; Alexander Edler, Vancouver; Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Phoenix; Jonathan Ericsson, Detroit; Nicklas Grossmann, Philadelphia; Erik Gustafsson, Philadelphia; Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay; Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago; Erik Karlsson, Ottawa; *Niklas Kronwall, Detroit; *Douglas Murray, free agent; *Johnny Oduya, Chicago; *Henrik Tallinder, New Jersey

FORWARDS: Patrik Berglund, St. Louis; *Nicklas Backstrom, Washington; Jimmie Ericsson, Skelleftea (SHL); *Loui Eriksson, Boston; *Johan Franzen, Detroit; Carl Hagelin, N.Y. Rangers; *Patric Hornqvist, Nashville; Marcus Johansson, Washington; Marcus Kruger, Chicago; Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado; Oscar Lindberg, N.Y. Rangers; Joel Lundqvist, Frolunda (SHL); Gustav Nyquist, Detroit; Niklas Persson, Rapperswil (Switzerland); *Daniel Sedin, Vancouver; *Henrik Sedin, Vancouver; Alexander Steen, St. Louis; *Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit)

* - played on 2010 Olympic team

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