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Bouwmeester, Pietrangelo to Play for Canada

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

Blues defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester are interviewed in Edmonton after being selected to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Blues defensemen Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo are headed to Sochi to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Hockey Canada announced its complete roster on Tuesday.

Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock will serve as an Assistant Coach for Canada, while GM Doug Armstrong will serve as the Associate Director of Player Personnel.

Bouwmeester, 30, will be representing Canada for the 10th time in his career and the second time at the Olympics. Previously, the Edmonton, Alberta native appeared at the 2006 Winter Olympics in addition to four World Championship appearances (2003, 2004, 2008, 2012), one World Cup (2005) appearances and three World Junior tournaments (2000, 2001, 2002).

This season, the 6-foot-4, 212-pound defenseman has 27 points (three goals, 24 assists) in 41 games.

Pietrangelo, 23, will be representing Canada for the fourth time in his career and first at the Olympic games. Previously, the King City, Ontario native appeared at the 2009 and 2010 World Juniors as well as the 2011 World Championships.

This season, the 6foot-3, 201-pound defenseman has 28 points (five goals, 23 assists) in 41 games.

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