Team Canada announced its
Spengler Cup roster today for the Winter Olympics that are set to begin next month in PeyongChang, South Korea. Since NHL players aren’t allowed to play in the tournament, the roster is, uh, predictably loaded with names you wouldn’t expect to see representing Canada on the biggest stage.
But here we are! Canada’s roster is loaded with former Canucks, as Maxime Lapierre, Mason Raymond, Linden Vey, Derek Roy, Marc-Andre Gragnani, and Andrew Ebbett cracked the team.
Former #Canucks Mason Raymond, Max Lapierre, Derek Roy, Linden Vey, Andrew Ebbett and Marc-Andre Gragnani make Canada’s Olympic Roster ???— Vanessa Jang (@vanessajang) January 11, 2018
Raymond is clearly the most memorable former Canucks on the roster. Raymond was once a very solid player, recording 25 goals in 2009-10 before his career got derailed by injuries. He and Lapierre, who was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks at the trade deadline in 2011, were a part of Vancouver’s run to the Stanley Cup Final.
Gragnani only played 14 games with the Canucks in 2011-12, Ebbett, from Vernon, BC, played 46 games between 2011-13, and Roy played 12 games in 2013 after his glory days in Buffalo. Linden Vey was acquired from the L.A. Kings in 2014 and played 116 games with the Canucks.