Steven Stamkos and Marty St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning were invited to an orientation camp for the Canadian national team, Hockey Canada announced Monday.
A total of 47 players were invited to the camp, the first step in assembling the team that will represent Canada in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russa. The camp is Aug. 25-28 in Calgary.
Stamkos and St. Louis were among 25 forwards invited. St. Louis played for Canada in the 2006 Olympics.
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Stve Yzerman is Team Canada's executive director.
"I would like to congratulate the players being invited today to our orientation camp," Yzerman said in a statement. "This marks an important step for this program, as it is our only opportunity to be together as a group before Sochi."
The team will be coached by Mike Babcock, coach of the Detroit Red Wings.