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Kings' Kopitar only NHL player on Slovenian roster

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

As expected, Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar headlines the 25-man Olympic roster, which was announced Monday.

Kopitar is the only Slovenian playing in the NHL. The national team is coached by his father, Matjaz. Anze Kopitar's brother, Gasper, did not make the Olympic team.

The rest of the team is comprised of players that play throughout Europe and the majority of the roster named to the Olympics is identical to the one that helped the country qualify for the Olympics for the first time.

Slovenia is in Group A at the Olympics, playing round-robin games against Russia, United States and Slovakia.

Here is the full team:

Goalies: Luka Gracnar, Red Bull Salzburg (AUT), Andrej Hocevar, Epinal Dauphins (FRA), Robert Kristan, HK Nitra (SVK).

Defensemen: Blaz Gregorc, HC Pardubice (CZE), Sabahudin Kovacevic, Sary-Arka Karaganda (KAZ/RUS2), Ales Kranjc, Kölner Haie (GER), Ziga Pavlin, IF Troja-Ljungby (SWE2), Matic Podlipnik, Dukla Jihlava (CZE2), Klemen Pretnar, VSV Villach (AUT), Mitja Robar, Krefeld Pinguine (GER), Andrelj Tavzelj, Rouen Dragons (FRA).

Forwards: Bostjan Golicic, Briançon Diables Rouges (FRA), Ziga Jeglic, ERC Ingolstadt (GER), Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Anze Kuralt, Epinal Dauphins (FRA), Jan Mursak, CSKA Moscow (RUS), Ales Music, Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO), Ziga Pance, Bolzano Foxes (ITA), Tomaz Razingar, IF Troja-Ljungby (SWE2), David Rodman, IK Oskarshamn (SWE2), Marcel Rodman, Schwenninger ERC (GER), Robert Sabolic, ERC Ingolstadt, Rok Ticar, Kölner Haie (GER), Jan Urbas, Red Bull München (GER), Miha Verlic, Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO)

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