Semin will be representing his country for the sixth time at the 2010 Olympics. He won a gold medal at the 2008 World Championship, finishing third overall with 13 points (6-7-13), including two goals and an assist in the 5-4 overtime defeat of Canada in the gold medal.
He played each of his first two international competitions in Helsinki, Finland competing at the 2003 World Championship and the 2004 World Junior Championship.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff