Most notable on Korea's roster is defenseman Alex Plante, a former Calgary Hitmen player in the WHL and a former 1st round pick of the Edmonton Oilers, back in 2007.
The Koreans might not be too bad, as they had to get through a group with Kazakhstan, Hungary and Poland, all three have made appearances in the World Juniors or the World Championships in recent years, so they will certainly be interesting to watch.
|Kye Hoon Park||G|
|Jin Hui Ahn||F|
|Won Jung Kim||F|
|Young Jun Lee||F|
|Jin Kyu Park||F|
|Hyung Gon Cho||D|
|Don Ku Lee||D|
We all know that Slovenia's top hockey export in the world is Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar and he has done well to raise the awareness of Slovenia in the modern hockey world. They have indeed qualified for the Winter Olympics and they have been making some noise on the world scene in recent years, appearing in the last Olympics, where they placed 7th with two wins to their name, and they have appeared in four of the last eight World Championships as well.
Their team captain, Jan Mursak, does have some NHL experience and might do well enough to be worthy of a selection in the hockey pool. Mursak played a combined 46 games for the Red Wings over three seasons and had 2 goals and 4 points, but he is a staple for the Slovenian side and with the three pools in the tournament, there could be some room for scoring in there.