Three NHL goalies on Finland's roster

Updated: December 30, 2009, 12:34 PM ET
Associated Press

HELSINKI -- Veteran forward Teemu Selanne has been selected to play for Finland's hockey team at his fifth Olympics in Vancouver in February.

The 23-member roster announced Wednesday includes 15 players from the squad that won silver at the 2006 Turin Games.

Selanne has twice been the top scorer at the Olympics and was chosen as the best player in Turin. He won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007.

Among the 15 NHL players on the squad are Selanne's Anaheim teammate Saku Koivu and Dallas' Jere Lehtinen.

Finland is deep in goal with 2006 Vezina Trophy winner Miikka Kiprusoff of Calgary; 2007 NHL statistical leader Niklas Backstrom of Minnesota; and Antero Niittymaki of Tampa Bay, who was brilliant in Turin.


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