The Norwegian hockey team has appeared in the last two Olympics, Vancouver and Sochi, but they don't have a win in either tournament, registering an overtime loss to the Swiss in Vancouver, as their best result in those two appearances.
You would have to look awfully close, but the only player on the team with any sort of NHL experience is forward Patrick Thoresen, who spent some time with the Oilers and the Flyers back in the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
Only one player on the team was drafted to an NHL squad and it wasn't the Thoresen, it was defenseman Jonas Holos, who was drafted in the 6th round in 2008 by the Colorado Avalanche, even suiting up for 39 games for the Avs and registering 6 assists.
Norway has played in the top tier of the World Championships since the 2006 tournament, so they should be a good bunch, in terms of overall chemistry and they are playing in Group C, with Finland, Sweden and Germany, so it will be a tough slog through the group stage, for sure.
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