This was there 2010 Roster, should be similar imo. If LA gets eliminated in the 1st round Kopitar would play I would think.
Pos. No. Player DoB (Age) Team
GK 1 Andrej Hočevar November 21, 1984 (age 26) SG Pontebba
GK 29 Ale Sila June 18, 1987 (age 23) HDD Tilia Olimpija
GK 30 Robert Kristan November 21, 1984 (age 26) KHL Medvečak
D 4 Andrej Tavelj March 14, 1984 (age 27) SG Cortina
D 6 Bla Gregorc January 18, 1990 (age 21) Södertälje SK
D 15 Klemen Pretnar June 30, 1986 (age 24) HK Acroni Jesenice
D 17 iga Pavlin April 30, 1985 (age 25) Sportverein Ritten-Renon
D 18 Greg Kuznik June 12, 1978 (age 32) EC VSV
D 20 Sabahudin Kovačevič February 26, 1986 (age 25) HK Acroni Jesenice
D 23 Luka Vidmar May 17, 1986 (age 24) University of Alaska Anchorage
D 27 Jakob Milovanovič March 18, 1984 (age 27) Grenoble Brûleurs de Loups
D 28 Ale Krajnc November 21, 1984 (age 26) Vienna Capitals
F 7 Botjan Goličič June 12, 1989 (age 21) HDD Tilia Olimpija
F 8 iga Jeglič February 24, 1988 (age 23) HK Acroni Jesenice
F 9 Toma Razingar April 25, 1979 (age 31) Pustertal-Val Pusteria Wolves
F 10 Mitja ivic October 1, 1979 (age 31) Grenoble Bruleurs de Loups
F 12 David Rodman September 10, 1983 (age 27) Vienna Capitals
F 13 Jan Murak January 20, 1988 (age 23) Grand Rapids Griffins
F 16 Ale Muič June 28, 1982 (age 28) HDD Tilia Olimpija
F 19 iga Pance January 1, 1989 (age 22) HDD Tilia Olimpija
F 21 Andrej Hebar September 7, 1984 (age 26) HK Acroni Jesenice
F 22 Marcel Rodman September 25, 1981 (age 29) Vienna Capitals
F 24 Rok Tičar May 3, 1989 (age 21) HK Acroni Jesenice
F 26 Jan Urbas January 26, 1989 (age 22) Malmö Redhawks
I notice Slovenia has a group of young forwards thats very high in the scoring race in the austrian league. Even though they probably will be relegated they seem to have a future to look forward to! Wonder if we will seemore slovenian guys in sweden. Kopitar, Urbas and Gregorc all have turned out well. Especially Kopitar
As Slovenian I can say that we are very proud of our team and very optimistic regarding staying in group A. First round is probably to heavy for us (Slovakia, Russia and Germany), but then in relegation round I do believe we have chances to stay in group A.
Obviously it would be great to have Kopitar in team and he would come for sure if he would be healty and Kings would lose in round 1. Regarding Mursak it will be decided next week, right now there is a big chance according to coach Matjaz Kopitar that Detroit will let him join our NT. They let him last year, when we played in group B and were very satisfied how he played and he was one of the main reason that this year we play in group A.
Our team is mix of older and younger players. First two attacking lines are forming some of better players of EBEL (Austrian) league, third attacking line is very good young attacking line from Jesenice. Many other young players are playing abroad. Goalie is also very good - Kristan, who would have much better carrer if he wouldn't so much like to enjoy in ordinary life (you know what I mean). He was goalie MVP this season in EBEL with around 95% saves.
Player to watch is Ticar (21 years old). There are rumors in Slovenia that Montreal is interested in signing him.
Probably the bigest strenght is our NT Coach Matjaz Kopitar. He again united the players. Under previous coach there was big possibility that some of our best players wouldn't come to play in following WC.
We'll see. If you take into consideration that whole country has six ice rings under the roof, playing in group A is huge achievment for us.
ANKERST Jaka - Briançon (FRA) - 1989-03-27 Kranj, SLO GOLIČIČ Boštjan - Olimpija - 1989-06-12 Kranj, SLO HEBAR Andrej - Olimpija - 1984-09-07 Ljubljana, SLO HOČEVAR Matej - Olimpija - 1982-04-30 Ljubljana, SLO JEGLIČ Žiga - Jesenice - 1988-02-24 Kranj, SLO PAJIČ Rok - Slovan Usti nad Labem (CZE) - 1985-09-26 Jesenice, SLO PANCE Žiga - Olimpija - 1989-01-01 Ljubljana, SLO RAZINGAR Tomaž - "C" - VSV (AUT) - 1979-04-25 Jesenice, SLO RODMAN David - Vienna Capitals (AUT) - 1983-09-10 Jesenice, SLO RODMAN Marcel - "A" - Vienna Capitals (AUT) - 1981-09-25 Jesenice, SLO SABOLIČ Robert - Jesenice - 1988-09-18 Jesenice, SLO ŠIVIC Mitja - Grenoble (FRA) - 1979-10-01 Brezje, SLO TIČAR Rok - Jesenice - 1989-05-03 Jesenice, SLO
Anže Kopitar (LA Kings, NHL) - injury
Jan Muršak (Detroit, NHL) - season still in progress
Jan Urbas (Mälmo, SWE) - injury
So bascilly one line of forwards is missing. Unfortunatly for Slovenia its the best one with the most fire power.
Things to look for:
Robert Kristan - had a great season in EBEL league (Austria-6, Slovenia-2, Hungary-1, Croatia-1) with 92,3% SVS and 2,90 GAA avarage in 33 games. He was also the sole reason why his team managed to get in the playoffs.
Blaž Gregorc - made a debut this season in Eliteserien and will be interesting in what this young defenceman can do on top international level
JTS line - a group of talented young players from Jesenice that exploded in this season of EBEL league and combined a total of 71G; 110A; 181Pts in regular season (54) and were the main reason why their mediocre team was cometing for the playoff spot right until the very end.
It is always a remarkable and laudable feat when Slovenia appears in the Top Division. This is, after all, a nation with eight indoor rinks and 155 registered senior male players. In other words, about one out of every six of those players is on the national team. So there is little margin for error.