UrFU student, Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk to lead Russian national hockey team to Olympics
Head coach Zinetulla Bilyaletdinov personally selected Datsyuk for the job.
"Our whole team is looking forward to the opportunity to represent our country at the home Olympics in Sochi," Datsyuk said on his Twitter feed. "It is a great honor and a great responsibility for all of us, so we will do everything to win."
Datsyuk helped push the Red Wings to the Stanley Cup in 2002 and 2008.
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