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Germany announces roster for 2018 Olympic games

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No ex-Leafs but a few former NHLers are set to play.

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As Olympic rosters are being named, Germany has come out with their list of 25 players. Sadly, no former Maple Leafs are among the names given, but some are familiar:

Goaltenders:
Danny aus den Birken, EHC Red Bull Munich
Dennis Endras, Adler Mannheim
Timo Pielmeier, ERC Ingolstadt

Defence:

Daryl Boyle, EHC Red Bull Munich
Christian Ehrhoff, Kolner Haie
Frank Hordler, Eisbaren Berlin
Bjorn Krupp, Grizzlys Wolfsburg
Jonas Muller, Eisbaren Berlin
Moritz Muller, Kolner Haie
Denis Reul, Adler Mannheim
Yannic Seidenberg, EHC Red Bull Munich

Forwards:
Yasin Ehliz, Nuremberg Ice Tigers
Gerrit Fauser, Grizzlys Wolfsburg
Marcel Goc, Adler Mannheim
Patrick Hager, EHC Red Bull Munich
Dominik Kahun, EHC Red Bull Munich
Marcus Kink, Adler Mannheim
Brooks Macek, EHC Red Bull Munich
Frank Mauer, EHC Red Bull Munich
Marcel Noebels, Eisbaren Berlin
Leonhard Pfoderl, Nuremberg Ice Tigers
Matthias Plachta, Adler Mannheim
Patrick Reimer, Nuremberg Ice Tigers
Felix Schutz, Kolner Haie
David Wolf, Adler Mannheim

Head Coach:
Marco Sturm

The names that plop out for me are Christian Erhoff, who played for the Boston Bruins last season and Marcel Goc who last played in the NHL in 2014-15 with the St. Louis Blues. Marco Sturm is a longtime San Jose Sharks player who was included in the Joe Thornton trade, who had his final NHL season in 2011-12 with the Florida Panthers.

The Germans last competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics, where they finished 11th. They haven’t won a medal since 1976 where they took bronze.