2014 Paralympic Event: Sled hockey
DOB: May 25, 1998
Birthplace: Melrose Park, Ill.
Hometown: Northlake, Ill.
Current Residence: Northlake, Ill.
High School: West Leyden High School (Northlake, Ill.) ‘16
Club Team: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Blackhawks
- Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, gold
- 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, silver
- Helped Team USA win two of three games vs. Canada in Indian Trail, N.C. (Jan. 2014)
- U.S. National Sled Hockey Team member, 2013-14
- U.S. National Development Sled Hockey Team member, 2012-13
At just 15 years old, Brody Roybal is the youngest member of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. He started playing sled hockey at age eight, and by 12 he was attending USA Hockey’s player development camps with dreams of Paralympic gold. Roybal has been a member of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Blackhawks club team since the 2011-12 season, skating with the team at both the 2011 and 2012 USA Hockey Sled Classic Championships. He is making his debut with the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team this season, having played on the Development Team for the 2012-13 season.
Roybal is a congenital bilateral amputee, born without femurs in either leg. He is currently a sophomore at West Leyden High School in Northlake, Ill., and he hopes to study finance in college. Off the ice, Roybal enjoys handcycling, wakeboarding and gaming.
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