With the announcement that NHL players will participate in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, several countries announced the selection of players for orientation camps which will be taking place in late August.
Five Leafs players have been invited to camp by their respective countries. Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was one of 47 players that will attend a Hockey Canada national team orientation camp from Aug. 25-28 in Calgary. Phaneuf was also named to the selection camp for the 2010 Olympics.
The Leafs will be well represented at the Team USA camp with three players taking part in the camp being held in Arlington, VA from August 26-27. Defenceman Jake Gardiner along with forwards Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk.
Nikolai Kulemin was named to Russia’s camp which will be held in Sochi on August 23-24.