Sidney Crosby leads loaded Canada Olympic roster

Sidney Crosby celebrates his second-period goal against the

Sidney Crosby celebrates his second-period goal against the Calgary Flames in Pittsburgh. (Dec. 21, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Sid the Kid is going to have plenty of help when Canada goes for gold at the Sochi Games.

Hockey Canada announced its 25-man hockey roster -- loaded with NHL stars -- for the Winter Olympics on Tuesday.

Superstar Sidney Crosby, who scored the gold-medal winning goal in 2010 against the U.S., will be joined up front by Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Matt Duchene, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, Patrick Marleau, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Jonathan Toews.

Jay Bouwmeester, Drew Doughty, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, P.K. Subban, Marc-Édouard Vlasic and Shea Weber will be on defense. The goaltenders are: Roberto Luongo, Carey Price and Mike Smith.

Stamkos has not played in nearly two months because of a broken right leg.

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