According to Rogers Sportsnet, Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils plans to play through the 2013-2014 National Hockey League regular season, and if asked will play for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Brodeur, who is 40 years of age, was the number one goaltender for Team Canada's gold medal winning team at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. He was also Canada's number one goaltender at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino and their backup goaltender at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
However, there is no guarantee Brodeur will be on the Olympic team a year from now. Firstly, the National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players' Association, International Ice Hockey Federation and International Olympic Committee have yet to agree on NHL player participation next year. Secondly, at the age of 41, Brodeur may be passed over by Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes and Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes as Canada's backups. It appears Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens is the favourite for the number one job at the moment.
Canada is in a pool with Finland, Norway and Austria.