Canada has announced its men's hockey roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.

Pittsburgh Penguins star and 2010 Olympic hero Sidney Crosby will lead Team Canada as it tries to defend its gold medal in Russia this February.

Notable inclusions include Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos, who is coming off a serious leg injury. Notable players left off the team include Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux and Martin St. Louis, Stamkos' linemate from Tampa Bay. Sharks center Joe Thornton will also not be travelling to Sochi despite a league-leading 43 assists this season.

San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture will not be heading to Russia after his team announced that he'll be out for three-four weeks with a hand injury.

Team Canada GM Steve Yzerman said that 11 players are returning from that 2010 Olympic squad. Yzerman also would not say which teams would be Canada's main rivals at the Olympics. "We're worried about everyone," he said.

Canada should have a relatively easy start of the tournament. It will start the group round facing off against Norway (Feb. 13), Austria (Feb. 14) and Finland (Feb. 16) in Group B. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Feb. 19, the semi-finals for Feb. 21 and the gold medal game for Feb. 23.

What do you think about the picks for Team Canada? Who should've made the team? Who should've stayed home?

The full roster is below:

FULL ROSTER:

GOALTENDERS
Carey Price, Roberto Luongo and Mike Smith

DEFENCE
Jay Bouwmeester, Drew Doughty, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, P.K. Subban, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Shea Weber

FORWARDS
Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Sidney Crosby, Matt Duchene, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, Patrick Marleau, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Jonathan Toews.

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  • But the length of the press conference preamble ahead of announcing the 25 players on the team frustrated many fans sitting on the edge of their seat.

  • EVENTUALLY, the roster was revealed and the nation breathed a sigh of relief

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    A picture taken in Moscow on October 6, 2013, shows Russia's President Vladimir Putin lighting a torch during a ceremony to mark the start of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay across Russia. (ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A cauldron with Olympic flame, on stage center, at Moscow's Red Square on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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  • Anastasia Davydova

    Five-time synchronized swimming Olympic Gold medalist, Anastasia Davydova (L), and three-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion in gymnastics, Svetlana Khorkina (R), hold the Olympic torches in front of St.Basil's cathedral just outside the Red Square in Moscow, on October 7, 2013, during a ceremony to kick off the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay across Russia. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former Olympic champion Svetlana Masterkova of Russia holds up an Olympic torch in front of the Moscow State University during the torch relay in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

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    Russian Olympic gold medalists, synchronized swimmer Anastasya Davydova, left, and former artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, right, join their torches during a relay of the Olympic flame in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The St. Bazil's Cathedral is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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    Police officers stand guard the area near the St. Bazil's Cathedral, left, and the Kremlin, right, during a torch relay of the Olympic flame in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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    A torch bearer carries an Olympic torch in a park during a relay in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The relay for the Sochi Winter Games, which began Monday in Moscow, will pass through many cities that showcase the historical, cultural and ethnic richness of Russia. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

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  • Svetlana Khorkina

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    Russian gold medalist, former artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina holds a torch during a relay of the Olympic flame in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The St. Bazil's Cathedral is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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    Russian Olympic gold medalists, synchronized swimmer Anastasya Davydova, left, and former artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, right, join their torches during a relay of the Olympic flame in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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    Three-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion in gymnastics, Svetlana Khorkina, carries the Olympic torch in front of St.Basil's cathedral just outside the Red Square in Moscow, on October 7, 2013, during a ceremony to kick off the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay across Russia. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    In this frame grab provided by APTN, a security officer lights an Olympic torch for former swimming champion Savarsh Karapetyan after the flame was blown out, in Moscow, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin ceremoniously lit the Olympic flame on Red Square on Sunday, but the four-month relay to Sochi for the Winter Games got off to a rocky start when one of the torches went out. (AP Photo/APTN)

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    Young Russian figure skaters Lina Fedorova and Maxim Moroshkin carry the Olympic torch, at Moscow's Red Square on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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    Young Russian figure skaters Lina Fedorova, right, and Maxim Moroshkin carry the Olympic torch at the Red Square on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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    The last torch bearer, Greek figure skater Panagiotis Markouizos, lights the cauldron with the Olympic Flame during a handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame in Athens' Panathinaiko Stadium, on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

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    Greek figure skating champion Panagiotis Markouizos lights the cauldron during the Olympic Torch Handover Ceremony, on October 05, 2013 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Michalis Karagiannis/Getty Images)

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    Second torchbearer Alexander Ovechkin of Russia, right, professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals, receives the flame from the first torchbearer Greek champion skier Yiannis Antoniou outside the monument of Pierre de Coubertin during the torch relay after the ceremony of lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia, in west southern Greece on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis/pool)

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    Russian ice hockey player, Alexander Ovechkin, runs with the Olympic flame in ancient Olympia during the lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 B.C. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The first torch runner Greek champion skier Giannis Antoniou runs with the Olympic flame during a ceremony in Ancient Olympia stadium, west southern Greece on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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    The first torch runner Greek champion skier Giannis Antoniou raises the Olympic Flame in front of priestesses during the ceremony in Ancient Olympia, west southern Greece on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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    The first torch runner Greek champion skier Giannis Antoniou runs with the Olympic flame during a ceremony in Ancient Olympia stadium, west southern Greece on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Ino Menegaki, Giannis Antoniou

    Actress Ino Menegaki as high priestess, left, gives an olive branch to the first torch runner Greek champion skier Giannis Antoniou during the ceremony for lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, west southern Greece on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, smiles as he lights the Olympic flame with a torch, at the Red Square, Moscow, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin ceremoniously lit the Olympic flame on Red Square on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • Vladimir Putin

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin, a girl and a boy light an Olympic flame with a torch at Moscow's Red Square on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin has lit the Olympic flame on Red Square for the 123-day relay to Sochi for the Winter Games. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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    A cauldron with Olympic flame, on stage center, at Moscow's Red Square on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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    One of the Olympic torches rises in front of a poster with the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic logo just outside the Red Square in Moscow, on October 7, 2013, during a ceremony to kick off the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay across Russia. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Anastasia Davydova

    Five-time synchronized swimming Olympic Gold medalist, Anastasia Davydova, carries the Olympic torch in front of the Kremlin Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower just outside the Red Square in Moscow, on October 7, 2013, during a ceremony to kick off the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay across Russia. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Five-time synchronized swimming Olympic Gold medalist, Anastasia Davydova (L), and three-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion in gymnastics, Svetlana Khorkina (R), hold the Olympic torches in front of St.Basil's cathedral just outside the Red Square in Moscow, on October 7, 2013, during a ceremony to kick off the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay across Russia. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former Olympic champion Svetlana Masterkova of Russia holds up an Olympic torch in front of the Moscow State University during the torch relay in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

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    Russian Olympic gold medalists, synchronized swimmer Anastasya Davydova, left, and former artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, right, join their torches during a relay of the Olympic flame in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The St. Bazil's Cathedral is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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    Police officers stand guard the area near the St. Bazil's Cathedral, left, and the Kremlin, right, during a torch relay of the Olympic flame in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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    The great Russian artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina holds a torch during a relay for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The St. Bazil's Cathedral, and the Kremlin, left are at the background. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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    Russian gold medalist, former artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina runs with a torch during a relay of the Olympic flame in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The St. Bazil's Cathedral, right, and the Kremlin, left, are seen in the background. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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    Russian Olympic gold medalists, synchronized swimmer Anastasya Davydova, left, and former artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, right, join their torches during a relay of the Olympic flame in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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    Three-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion in gymnastics, Svetlana Khorkina, carries the Olympic torch in front of St.Basil's cathedral just outside the Red Square in Moscow, on October 7, 2013, during a ceremony to kick off the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay across Russia. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Three-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion in gymnastics, Svetlana Khorkina, carries the Olympic torch just outside the Red Square in Moscow, on October 7, 2013, during a ceremony to kick off the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay across Russia. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    In this frame grab provided by APTN, a security officer lights an Olympic torch for former swimming champion Savarsh Karapetyan after the flame was blown out, in Moscow, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin ceremoniously lit the Olympic flame on Red Square on Sunday, but the four-month relay to Sochi for the Winter Games got off to a rocky start when one of the torches went out. (AP Photo/APTN)

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    Young Russian figure skaters Lina Fedorova and Maxim Moroshkin carry the Olympic torch, at Moscow's Red Square on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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    Young Russian figure skaters Lina Fedorova, right, and Maxim Moroshkin carry the Olympic torch at the Red Square on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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    The last torch bearer, Greek figure skater Panagiotis Markouizos, lights the cauldron with the Olympic Flame during a handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame in Athens' Panathinaiko Stadium, on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

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    Greek figure skating champion Panagiotis Markouizos lights the cauldron during the Olympic Torch Handover Ceremony, on October 05, 2013 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Michalis Karagiannis/Getty Images)

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  • Alexander Ovechkin

    Second torchbearer Alexander Ovechkin of Russia, front, professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals, leaves the monument of Pierre de Coubertin during the torch relay after the ceremony of lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia, in west southern Greece on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis/pool)

  • Alexander Ovechkin

    Russian ice hockey player, Alexander Ovechkin, runs with the Olympic flame in ancient Olympia during the lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 B.C. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The first torch runner Greek champion skier Giannis Antoniou runs with the Olympic flame during a ceremony in Ancient Olympia stadium, west southern Greece on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Giannis Antoniou

    The first torch runner Greek champion skier Giannis Antoniou raises the Olympic Flame in front of priestesses during the ceremony in Ancient Olympia, west southern Greece on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Giannis Antoniou

    The first torch runner Greek champion skier Giannis Antoniou runs with the Olympic flame during a ceremony in Ancient Olympia stadium, west southern Greece on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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    Actress Ino Menegaki as high priestess, left, gives an olive branch to the first torch runner Greek champion skier Giannis Antoniou during the ceremony for lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, west southern Greece on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)