Rosters were finalized yesterday for the Sochi Olympics, and the Chicago Blackhawks will send a representative to every national hockey team. A total of 31 members from the Hawks will compete for all 12 teams. The previous record was 16, held by the Buffalo Sabers in 1998. However, this record was overthrown when it was found that Dominik Hasek was in fact one man, and not 10, after his performance in Nagano.
The Blackhawks have recently been looked at as one of the best teams in the NHL, and they will now have an opportunity to showcase their talent next month. All Hawks players will be participating, including Nikolai Khabibulin, who will represent the U.S.S.R. for his 11th Olympic games. Eight minor league Blackhawks will join in the action, including top prospect Teuvo Teräväinen, who will represent the country of Umlaut, and Jimmy Blanchard of the Wheaton U-12 Blackhawks, who happens to be licensed to wear the Blackhawks logo.