Alexei Emelin and Andrei Markov have both been selected to be a part of Russia’s preliminary Olympic roster for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Markov could be headed to the Olympics for the third time. The 34-year-old previously suited up for the 2006 and 2010 Winter Games, but failed to claim a medal. For his part, Alexei Emelin could potentially be competing in his first Olympics. The rearguard earned podium finishes on six occasions with the Russian national team, including capturing gold at the World Hockey Championship in 2012.
P.K. Subban and Carey Price will participate in Team Canada's orientation camp ahead of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Subban and Price have yet to participate in the Olympics, but they've both put forward standout international performances for Canada. Price captured a gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championship in 2007, while Subban claimed gold in 2008 and 2009.
The American squad also announced that 48 players will take part in its orientation camp ahead of the Olympic Games, including both Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk. Pacioretty has represented his country twice, participating in the World Junior Hockey Championship in 2008 and the World Hockey Championship in 2012, but has yet to claim a medal. Galchenyuk, meanwhile, won gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship in 2013, before picking up a bronze medal at the World Hockey Championship a few months later.