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US, Sweden Name Olympic Ice Hockey Squads - 2001-12-23


Veteran defenseman Phil Housley of the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers' forward Mike York are among six players named the U.S. Olympic ice hockey team for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Also added to the roster of Team USA were Los Angeles Kings players Adam Deadmarsh and Aaron Miller, Brian Rolston of the Boston Bruins and Tom Poti of the Edmonton Oilers. The Salt Lake Games will be Housley's first time competing on the Olympic team.

The team is loaded with NHL players including Chicago's Tony Amonte, Brett Hull and Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars, John LeClaire and Jeremy Roenick of Philadelphia and goalkeeper Mike Richter of the New York Rangers.

Meanwhile, the Swedish ice hockey team has named Toronto Maple Leafs Mats Sundin as its captain for the Salt Lake City Olympics in February.

Sweden announced a 23-member team Saturday and named Sundin as the captain. Sundin is one of 20 National ice Hockey League players on the Swedish national team.

Also selected to the team were goalkeepers Johan Hedberg of Pittsburgh and Mikael Tellqvist of Toronto to backup Tommy Salo of the Edmonton Oilers.

There are still concerns over Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg, who has been taking some time off the ice since September.

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