Men's National Ice Hockey Team Orientation Camp Roster SetPaul Stastny (second from left) celebrates with teammates after scoring Team USA's first goal in stunning 8-3 victory over Russia in the IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World Championship quarterfinals.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced that 48 players, representing 24 National Hockey League teams, have been invited to the U.S. Men's National Team Orientation Camp from Aug. 26-27, at Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Va.
The camp is designed to assist in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, set for Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
Of the 48 players invited to the camp, 16 have previous Olympic experience, including Dustin Brown (Ithaca, N.Y./Los Angeles Kings), Zach Parise (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Wild) and Ryan Suter (Madison, Wis./Minnesota Wild), three of the alternate captains on the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that captured the silver medal.
Also highlighting the roster are forward Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y./Chicago Blackhawks) and goaltender Jonathan Quick (Milford, Conn./Los Angeles Kings), the two most recent Conn Smythe Award winners as most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs; Phil Kessel (Madison, Wis./Toronto Maple Leafs), who finished second behind Kane among U.S.-born skaters with 20 goals and 52 points during the 2012-13 season; and goaltender Jimmy Howard (Syracuse, N.Y./Detroit Red Wings), who tied for the NHL regular-season lead in shutouts with five.
Nine players on the orientation camp roster played for the bronze-medal winning U.S. Men's National Team at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, including goaltender John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Norfolk Admirals); forwards Nick Bjugstad (Minneapolis, Minn./Florida Panthers), Alex Galchenyuk (Milwaukee, Wis./Montreal Canadiens), T.J. Oshie (Warroad, Minn./St. Louis Blues), Craig Smith (Madison, Wis./Nashville Predators) and Paul Stastny (St. Louis, Mo./Colorado Avalanche); and defensemen Justin Faulk (South St. Paul, Minn./Carolina Hurricanes), Erik Johnson (Bloomington, Minn./Colorado Avalanche) and Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich./Winnipeg Jets).
The 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team is under the direction of David Poile, general manager, Ray Shero, associate general manager, Brian Burke, director of player personnel, and Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. The orientation camp includes 30 first-round NHL draft picks, including two first-overall selections. Fifteen players invited to the camp have been part of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. A total of 33 players on the orientation camp roster have played U.S. college hockey. The 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team will be coached by Dan Bylsma. USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. National Teams.
|Craig Anderson||Ottawa Senators|
|John Gibson||Norfolk Admirals (AHL)|
|Jimmy Howard||Detroit Red Wings|
|Ryan Miller||Buffalo Sabres|
|Jonathan Quick||Los Angeles Kings|
|Cory Schneider||New Jersey Devils|
|Zach Bogosian||Winnipeg Jets|
|Dustin Byfuglien||Winnipeg Jets|
|John Carlson||Washington Capitals|
|Dan DeKeyser||Detroit Red Wings|
|Justin Faulk||Carolina Hurricanes|
|Cam Fowler||Anaheim Ducks|
|Jake Gardiner||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Erik Johnson||Colorado Avalanche|
|Jack Johnson||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Seth Jones||Nashville Predators|
|Nick Leddy||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Paul Martin||Pittsburg Penguins|
|Ryan McDonagh||New York Rangers|
|Brooks Orpik||Pittsburg Penguins|
|Kevin Shattenkirk||St. Louis Blues|
|Ryan Suter||Minnesota Wild|
|Jacob Trouba||Winnipeg Jets|
|Keith Yandle||Phoenix Coyotes|
|Justin Abdelkader||Detroit Red Wings|
|David Backes||St. Louis Blues|
|Beau Bennett||Pittsburg Penguins|
|Nick Bjugstad||Florida Panthers|
|Dustin Brown||Los Angeles Kings|
|Ryan Callahan||New York Rangers|
|Alex Galchenyuk||Montreal Canadiens|
|Patrick Kane||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Ryan Kesler||Vancouver Canucks|
|Phil Kessel||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Trevor Lewis||Los Angeles Kings|
|Kyle Okposo||New York Islanders|
|T.J. Oshie||St. Louis Blues|
|Max Pacioretty||Montreal Canadiens|
|Kyle Palmieri||Anaheim Ducks|
|Zach Parise||Minnesota Wild|
|Joe Pavelski||San Jose Sharks|
|Bobby Ryan||Ottawa Senators|
|Brandon Saad||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Craig Smith||Nashville Predators|
|Paul Stastny||Colorado Avalanche|
|Derek Stepan||New York Rangers|
|James van Riemsdyk||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Blake Wheeler||Winnipeg Jets|