This will be the second Olympic appearance for Greiss. He played for team Germany at the 2006 Olympics where he was the youngest goaltender (20) in the tournament. His only appearance in 2006 was a 5-1 loss to Canada where he made 35 saves on 40 shots.
Greiss also represented Germany at the 2004 (Group B), 2005 and 2006 (Group B) World Junior Championships.
I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.
— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday