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Assistant Captains Named for Canada's Men's Olympic Hockey Team
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February 8, 2002
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The coaching staff of Canada's Men's Olympic Hockey team named the assistant captains for Canada's Olympic team for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The assistant captains for Canada's Men's Olympic Hockey team are:

Michael Peca

Chris Pronger

Joe Sakic

Steve Yzerman

* These four players are all captains of their NHL teams.

"The coaching staff is pleased to make this announcement today, as we are fortunate to have an abundance of leaders on our team," said Head Coach of Team Canada, Pat Quinn. "We are confident that these four players, who are all captains of their NHL teams, will bring us the necessary leadership in our dressing room, and will work well under the leadership of our captain Mario Lemieux."

For each of Canada's games, only two assistant captains will wear a letter on their jersey. The four assistant captains named today will rotate wearing an assistant captain letter through each game Canada plays at the Winter Olympic Games.

Team Canada Executive Director, Wayne Gretzky, along with Assistant Executive Director, Kevin Lowe, named Mario Lemieux the captain of Team Canada on when Canada named their first eight players to their roster. Of the original eight players named, six of them are captains of their NHL teams.

Of the 20 skaters on Canada's Men's Olympic team roster, seven of them are captains of their NHL teams and nine of them are assistant captains.

Canada's first game will be played on at the E-Center in Salt Lake City versus Sweden.


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