But blame the NHL for that and don't hold it against the group of 25 that were, to a man, thrilled at getting the call from Burke. In 49 games with Minsk Dynamo of the KHL, he has 29 points.
Goalies Justin Peters, Kevin Poulin and Scrivens have 277 NHL games between them, spread between eight teams.
The NHL is not allowing its players to suit up for the Olympics.
"I have to thank (Hockey Canada) for the geography lesson and the air miles", said Burke, joking at a press conference Thursday.
And then there's forward Wojtek Wolski, who a year ago was recovering in hospital from a broken neck. Mat Robinson and Chris Lee are the only players on Team Canada without previous NHL experience.
Andrew Ebbett, 35, of Vernon is on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team. He played two pre-Spengler Cup events with Team Canada, pocketing no points in two games as Canada went 1-2 at the Karjala Cup in Finland in November.
Canada's head coach Willie Desjardins also hails from Climax, Sask.
Team Canada Releases Olympic Hockey Roster Full Of Names You Forgot Played In The NHL
"Whoever can't make it I'm sure will be rooting from afar", he said.
"When we go to these Olympics, this team will make Canada proud". It was for David Leggio. "It's a man's game".
"There were so many people that were lined up", Kent said Monday.
The Canadian way, regardless of the names on their backs.
"We'll have a hard-working, competitive team", said Hockey Canada VP Scott Salmond, who helped Burke and assistant GM Martin Brodeur pick the roster along with assistants Dave King, Scott Walker and Craig Woodcroft. He also played for the United States in November in an Olympic tuneup called the Deutschland Cup.
It came one day after the NHL released its all-star squad.
"This is a big priority for us", Canadian Tire senior vice president Jeffrey Orridge said on Monday. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.
"As a coaching staff, we can really get down to working on our systems and having everything in place".