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Brian Rolston

Hockey

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The Short List

  • Member of the 2002 U.S. Olympic silver medal team
  • Leading goal scorer (7 goals) for 1994 U.S. Olympic team in Lillehammer
  • Earned a gold medal for Team USA at the 1996 World Cup championship
  • Member of 1995 Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils

Did You Know?

  • In 2000-01, he established career season highs in assists (39) and points (58) and tied for second in the NHL with four short-handed assists. Rolston also reached the 100-goal milestone on Dec. 30, 2000
  • Tied with Olympic teammate Mike Modano for second in U.S. National Junior Team career scoring with 20 points (10-10), and is the all-time U.S. leader in games played with 22
  • Before joining the 1994 U.S. Olympic Team, Rolston played two years at Lake Superior State, winning the 1992 NCAA Championship in his first season
  • Admired Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers while growing up in Michigan
  • Rolston's nickname is "Rolly."
  • Plays the drums and guitar in his spare time
  • Owns two dogs, Vern and Maggie, which are both Newfoundlands

It's Every Day
Rolston is one of three current U.S. Olympians that have won both the NCAA championship and Stanley Cup. He accomplished the feat as a member of the Lake Superior State 1992 NCAA Champions and the 1995 Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils. Only Chris Drury (Boston University and Colorado) and Chris Chelios (University of Wisconsin and Montreal) have achieved the same honor.

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About being named to the U.S. Olympic team: "It feels great. But you're playing so many games you really can't think about it much. Right now, now it's just basically sinking in."