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Former Badger Heatley Makes Olympic Team


MADISON, Wis. – Former Wisconsin men's hockey All-American forward Dany Heatley, who currently skates for the NHL's San Jose Sharks, has been named to his second Canadian Olympic Team. Hockey Canada announced its full roster for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Wednesday morning.

Heatley, who also skated with Team Canada during its fifth-place finish at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy, has been an international star for his home country. He holds the Canadian record for most career points at the IIHF World Championship (52), most career goals (42), most goals at one IIHF World Championship (12), and shares the record for most points at one IIHF World Championship (20), a record he shares with Canada's Olympic Team General Manager Steve Yzerman.

The Calgary, Alberta native owns gold medals from the 2003 and 2004 IIHF World Championships, a silver medal from the 2005 and 2008 IIHF World Championships. Named Top Forward and MVP at both the 2004 and 2008 Worlds, he also played for Canada at the 2002 event. Heatley also skated for Canada at the 2000 and 2001 IIHF World Junior Championships, winning the bronze in appearances.

Heatley, an eight-year NHL veteran, is in his first season with the San Jose Sharks, where his 23 goals are tied for fourth in the league and his 44 points rank seventh. Heatley's Sharks sit atop the Western Conference's Pacific Division with 55 points, a total that also shares the top spot in the NHL.

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games run Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. The men's hockey tournament runs Feb. 16-28.


Courtesy: UW Press Release

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