After Saturday night’s game against the Canucks, the next time six of the Blackhawks are in Vancouver will be the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Patrick Kane will represent the United States in the games, while Marian Hossa and Tomas Kopecky will play for a darkhorse medal contender in Slovakia. Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook will all play for the host nation, Canada, as part of a team that is favored by many to win gold.
The Red Wings, Ducks and Canucks will all have seven players representing their countries in the Olympics, while the most represented team in the Western Conference will be the San Jose Sharks with nine players having been selected. Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler will be a teammate of Kane’s for the USA, while goaltender Roberto Luongo will play with Toews, Keith and Seabrook for Canada.