Semin added to Russian Olympic team

calexander@newsobserver.comJanuary 21, 2014 

Alexander Semin will be competing for Russia in the 2014 Winter Games, giving the Carolina Hurricances a fourth Olympian in Sochi, Russia.

It was announced Tuesday that the forward had been added to the Russian roster for the Olympics. Semin will join Canes teammates Justin Faulk (USA), Andrej Sekera (Slovakia) and Tuomo Ruutu (Finland) at the Winter Games.

Many were surprised when the Russian team was announced and Semin not included on the initial roster for Sochi. A native of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, he has represented his country in nine major international tournaments, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Semin, 29, helped Russia win gold at the 2008 and 2012 IIHF World Championships and also won medals at the 2002 U-18 World Junior Championship (silver), 2005 IIHF World Championship (bronze) and 2010 IIHF World Championship (silver).

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