Linden Vey from Wakaw, Sask. will get to wear the maple leaf at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Hockey Canada named its Olympic men’s hockey team Thursday and the 26-year-old, who currently plays for Barys Astana in the KHL, made the cut.
Linden will join a number of other Canadians who play in the KHL and in pro teams across Europe as the NHL did not allow its players to participate in the 2018 Games.
Vey was a member of the Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames before landing with his KHL team in Kazakhstan.
Vey is the only player on the team from Saskatchewan, but head coach Willie Desjardins is from Climax, Sask., and went to the University of Saskatchewan.
North Battleford’s Morris Boyer will also go to the Games as the team’s athletic therapist.
Other familiar names to make the team include former Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens and former Calgary Flame Rene Bourque.
Moose Jaw Warriors fans may recognize Quinton Howden as the brother of their star forward Brett Howden.
The Winter Olympics begin on Feb. 9 and run through to Feb. 25.
The men’s hockey tournament begins on Feb. 14.