Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Jussi Jokinen and defenseman Olli Maatta have reportedly been named as representatives for Team Finland in the upcoming Winter Games – according to the Pens’ website.
Jokinen will be performing in his second Olympics. In his first go-round with Team Finland, Jokinen helped his home country win the silver medal at the 2006 Turino Games.
In 44 games with Pittsburgh this season, Jokinen has compiled 30 points (12G, 18A) and skated to a minus-1 rating.
Maatta, who we all got to remember is still only 19-years-old, will be making his first Olympic appearance. However, he’s no stranger to international play, because he’s been apart of three World Junior Championships for Finland.
In 43 contests so far for Pittsburgh, Maatta has collected 13 points (3G, 10A) and skated to a plus-3 rating.