Columbus standouts among 81 players on 'long list' released by Hockey Canada today
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Columbus' Nash and Foote on Hockey Canada's Initial List of Players For 2006 Olympic Team
Columbus standouts among 81 players on 'long list' released by Hockey Canada today

Wednesday, 10.19.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Rick Nash and defenseman Adam Foote are among 81 potential players for Canada's men's hockey team that will compete at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. Team Canada Executive Director Wayne Gretzky along with Head Coach Pat Quinn and Team Canada's management and coaching staff, announced the list today.

Nash, 21, has appeared in just one game with the Blue Jackets this season due to an ankle injury. He won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2005 World Championships, leading the tournament in goals and ranking second in points with 9-6-15 in nine games. He won the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy in 2003-04 and at age 19 became the youngest player in NHL history to lead the league in goals as he notched 41-16-57 in 80 games with Columbus. The Brampton, Ontario native also made his All-Star Game debut that season.

Foote, 34, has represented Canada at the past two Winter Olympic Games in 1998 and 2002, winning a gold medal at the latter in the Salt Lake City. He also won gold and silver medals at the World Cup of Hockey Tournaments in 2004 and 1996, respectively. He has tallied 0-2-2 and 10 penalty minutes in six games this season, his first with the Blue Jackets after spending 13 seasons with the Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques organization. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Foote has logged 805 career NHL games with 55-181-236 and 1,150 penalty minutes and won two Stanley Cup championships in 1996 and 2001.

During the IIHF Olympic Meetings in Portugal on September 15, 2005, the IOC, IIHF, NHL, NHLPA and all participating men's hockey countries came to an agreement, which determined that each country had until October 24th to submit a long list of players to the IIHF, NHL and NHLPA. All participating countries are required to select their final men's hockey rosters of 23 players on or before December 22nd. Canada's long list of 81 Canadian NHL players submitted on Wednesday includes nine goaltenders, 23 defensemen and 49 forwards.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Friday at Nationwide Arena, hosting the San Jose Sharks at 7 p.m. Television coverage of Friday's game on FSN Ohio begins with the IceBreaker pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game also will be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 the Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 3 3 1 1 4
B. Dubinsky 3 0 4 0 4
M. Calvert 3 2 1 3 3
R. Johansen 3 1 2 0 3
B. Jenner 3 1 2 -1 3
D. Savard 3 0 3 1 3
C. Atkinson 3 1 1 1 2
D. MacKenzie 3 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 3 1 0 0 1
J. Skille 3 0 1 -1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 2 0 .904 3.32
 
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