Chris Kunitz makes Team Canada!

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

Pittsburgh Penguin Chris Kunitz has been named to Team Canada.

We made the case for him here, and the honchos at Hockey Canada agreed, because Chris Kunitz has been named to Canada's 2014 Olympic team! He'll join Sidney Crosby, as widely expected as part of the defending gold medal team. Per twitter and a million people, here's the rest of the forwards.

Benn, Bergeron, Carter, Crosby, Duchene, Getzlaf, Kunitz, Marleau, Nash, Perry, Sharp, Stamkos, Tavares, Toews.

One name you don't see there is James Neal, who despite carrying the second best points/game rate in the league (1.42 to Crosby's 1.43) the suspensions and injury history just didn't allow him enough time to prove his case. Canada also left behind Martin St. Louis, Logan Couture (injured), Claude Giroux and Eric Staal, because with players so deep as their country has to chose from, that was bound to happen. You'd have to think Neal would be in the running as an injury replacement, especially if Steven Stamkos' leg doesn't heal in time and Canada is looking for a pure sniper of a winger.

Kunitz is currently sixth in the league in points and fourth in the league in scoring. His case was also boosted by playing well in the past with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in Anaheim who also made Team Canada.

Here is the rest of the Canadian roster:

GOALTENDERS: Roberto Luongo, Carey Price, Mike Smith

DEFENSEMEN: Jay Bouwmeester, Drew Doughty, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, P.K. Subban, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Shea Weber

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