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Six NHL players named to Germany's Olympic hockey team

January 21, 2010 |  8:16 am

Jochen Six NHL players, including Buffalo Sabres play maker Jochen Hecht, have been named to Germany's Olympic hockey team today.

Former NHL veteran defenseman Uwe Krupp, who will be coaching the team, announced Hecht's addition to the team today. Boston's Marco Sturm, Vancouver's Christian Ehrhoff, Florida's Dennis Seidenberg, Nashville's Marcel Goc and San Jose's Thomas Greiss have already been selected to the team.

AHL player Alexander Sulzer, a Nashville Predators prospect, also made the team.

Germany, which is ranked No. 11 in the world by the IIHF, opens up Olympic competition against defending Olympic gold medalist Sweden on Feb. 17.

FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post stated the team was announced Thursday. Only Hecht's addition was announced. The team's roster was announced Dec. 30.

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Jochen Hecht. Credit: Kevin Hoffman / US Presswire