Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards are going camping with Team Canada. They have been invited to an Olympic orientation camp Aug. 25-28 in Calgary. Doughty and Richards were among 15 players who represented Canada for the 2010 Vancouver Games, winning gold. Team Canada sent out 47 invitations. Steve Yzerman, a former Detroit Red Wings great, is the executive director the Olympic team. Mike Babcock, the Red Wings’ coach, was named Monday as the Canadian coach.
The Kings have three players selected to attend the camp. Only the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, with five, and the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks, with four each, have more players selected. The Kings, Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals each have three players on the Canadian preliminary roster.