Team Canada officially unveiled their roster for the upcoming Winter Olympics, and some notable omissions were expected due to the depth existing in the players’ pool.
Even though Canada won’t bring their best players to the tournament – as GM Steve Yzerman said he wanted to bring the guys who were better fits for what he is trying to do – there is one name that won’t be at Sochi but should’ve been included in the 25-man-roster: Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin.
The former Boston Bruins’ star has enjoyed a reborn season with the Stars. Despite being only 21-years-old, he has already emerged as the leader of a team that also features the likes of Kari Lehtonen and Jamie Benn, two of the three players – the other is Russian rookie Valeri Nichushkin – that will represent the Stars at the Olympic Tournament.
As of Jan. 8, Seguin leads the Stars in points, goals and he is also one of the leaders of the team in the plus-minus category. He has also been one of the most promising young players in the NHL this season, and the fact that Benn made the team could’ve been great for both the team and the duo as they have enough chemistry to add something to the squad.
Sadly for Seguin, he won’t be able to take part in the upcoming Olympics. He had enough merits to be a part of the team, but if he keeps producing like this in the next few years – something expected since he’s nowhere near his peak yet – he should have plenty more Olympic chances in the future.