Sweden, Slovakia, & Russia Pick Blues For Olympics
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - More St. Louis Blues have been selected to take part in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Team Sweden announced Tuesday that forwards Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund will represent their country on international ice, next month.
The 29-year-old Steen will wear Swedish colors for the fourth time overall and first at the Olympics. Previously, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native and Swedish citizen appeared at the 2002 U-18 World Juniors, the 2003 and 2004 World Juniors and the 2007 World Championships.
The 25-year-old Berglund will be representing Sweden for the fifth time overall and first at the Olympics. Previously, the Vesteras native appeared at the 2007 and 2008 World Juniors as well as the 2009 and 2011 World Championships.
Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak has made the roster for the Slovakian Olympic team.
The 28-year-old Halak will be representing Slovakia for the ninth time overall and the second time at the Olympics. Previously, the Bratislava native appeared at the 2002 and 2003 U-18 World Juniors, 2004 and 2005 World Juniors, 2007, 2009 and 2011 World Championships as well as the 2010 Olympics.
And, wearing the colors of the Russian Olympic squad will be Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko.
Tarasenko will be making his first appearance in the Olympic games. The Yaroslavl native has previously represented his country four times: in the 2009 and 2010 World Junior Championships and in the 2011 World Championships, where he served as captain of the Russian team.