My Team Canada - Graham DeLaet

Graham DeLaet was born in Weyburn, Sask., with a passion for hockey, fishing and, of course, golf. Known to be one of the game’s best ball strikers, DeLaet had a milestone year on the PGA Tour in 2013, recording seven top 10 finishes and finishing 21st on the PGA Tour money list. He placed eighth in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and capped off the year with a breakthrough performance in his first appearance with the International team at the President’s Cup. Starting off the new PGA Tour season, Graham has already recorded two top 10 finishes in three events.

DeLaet attended Boise State University, and is very passionate about BSU Broncos football. He is also a huge hockey fan. He played minor hockey through Midget, even getting into one Junior A game, and is an avid Calgary Flames supporter.

Each year, DeLaet hosts the annual Graham DeLaet Charity Golf Tournament in support of junior golf in Saskatchewan and the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation.

Goaltenders
Corey Crawford
Josh Harding
Mike Smith

WHY?: I tried to go with the guys who are playing great hockey right now. The guys I selected don’t have a huge depth of experience, but at some point the torch has to be passed on. I really wanted to put Martin Brodeur on the list, because he is still playing at such a high level.

Defencemen
Jay Bouwmeester
Drew Doughty
Mike Green
Duncan Keith
Kris Letang
Brent Seabrook
P.K. Subban
Shea Weber

WHY?: Apart from a few of the obvious selections, I went with a couple guys who are great skaters and offensive minded, guys like Subban, Letang and Bouwmeester.

Forwards
Patrice Bergeron
Sidney Crosby
Matt Duchene
Jordan Eberle
Ryan Getzlaf
Taylor Hall
Chris Kunitz
Rick Nash
James Neal
Corey Perry
Eric Staal
Steven Stamkos
John Tavares
Jonathan Toews

WHY?: This is where it gets so difficult to choose 14 guys. Going down the list of potential players is superstar after superstar. In all honesty, I chose the guys who I enjoy watching play the most, and threw in a few Sasky guys. I’m a proud Sasky and would love to see these guys wearing the Team Canada maple leaf on their chest. These are tough decisions to make for me, so I couldn't imagine making the actual picks with an entire nation waiting in anticipation. There are so many deserving players and I felt like we could send two highly competitive teams. However, this is a great problem to have.
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2014 OLY: Gold medal front pages (M)
Feb 24, 2014
Newspaper cover pages from Feb. 24, the day after Canada won gold in Sochi.
2014 OLY: CAN 3 - SWE 0 (Gold)
Feb 23, 2014
Toews, Crosby and Kunitz scored to help Canada to another Olympic gold.
2014 OLY: Men's Gold Celeb
Feb 23, 2014
Canada celebrates its third men’s hockey gold medal in the past four Olympic Winter Games.
2014 OLY: CAN 1 - USA 0
Feb 21, 2014
Carey Price made 31 saves for the shutout to lead Canada to the gold medal game.
2014 OLY: CAN 2 - LAT 1
Feb 19, 2014
Shea Weber had the winner with 6:54 left to send Canada to the semifinals.
2014 OLY: CAN 2 - FIN 1 (OT)
Feb 16, 2014
Drew Doughty’s second goal of the game was the overtime winner.
2014 OLY: CAN 6 - AUT 0
Feb 14, 2014
Jeff Carter’s hat trick led Canada to its second win in as many days in Sochi.
2014 OLY: CAN 3 - NOR 1
Feb 13, 2014
Drew Doughty’s multi-point night helped Canada to its first win in Sochi.
2014 OLY: Men’s team player desktops
Jan 08, 2014
Get ready for Sochi 2014 and download your favourite player now!
2014 OLY: Men’s players nominated for Sochi
Jan 07, 2014
The 25-player roster includes 11 gold medallists from Vancouver 2010.
2014 OLY: Sochi 2014 jerseys unveiled
Oct 08, 2013
Check out Canada’s new look for the 2014 Games.
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