CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was tabbed on Monday to lead Canada's hockey team at a second straight Winter Olympics.
Hockey Canada appointed Yzerman to be executive director of the defending Olympic gold medalists. Yzerman assembled the squad that won it all at the 2010 Vancouver Games, and he will go for the repeat at the Sochi Games in 2014.
"Given the opportunity to go to Russia and compete in the Olympics again, that's too good an opportunity to pass up," said Yzerman, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame after a standout NHL playing career. "It's just too great a challenge, and these are things I really enjoy doing. Going into Russia trying to win a gold medal will be an incredibly awesome challenge and exciting for all of us."
Yzerman will be assisted by a group that includes Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, Edmonton Oilers President Kevin Lowe, St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong and Hockey Canada staffers Bob Nichol...