Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; A general view of Michigan Stadium during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Team USA Men’s Hockey Roster for Sochi Announced


Ever since the start of the 2013-14 National Hockey League season, there has been speculation on which of our favorite players would be taking the ice when the Olympics start in February. Today, the speculation has come to an end. At the conclusion of the 2014 Bridgestone Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Hockey announced the official roster for Team USA Men’s Hockey team that will represent the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

There were a few names on the list that come as no surprise.

Patrick Kane, who plays for the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, was a no-brainer for the roster. Players like Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel and Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown were also names that everyone knew would make the list.

Here is a look at the Complete Roster for the 2014 Team USA Men’s Hockey Team courtesy of USA Hockey.

Forwards
Name Birthdate Hometown Current Team
David Backes 05/01/1984 Minneapolis, Minnesota St. Louis Blues
Dustin Brown 11/04/1984 Ithaca, New York Los Angeles Kings
Ryan Callahan 03/21/1985 Rochester, New York New York Rangers
Patrick Kane 11/19/1988 Buffalo, New York Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Kesler 08/31/1984 Livonia, Michigan Vancouver Canucks
Phil Kessel 10/02/1987 Madison, Wisconsin Toronto Maple Leafs
T.J. Oshie 12/23/1986 Warroad, Minnesota St. Louis Blues
Max Pacioretty 11/20/1988 New Canaan, Connecticut Montreal Canadiens
Zach Parise 07/28/1984 Minneapolis, Minnesota Minnesota Wild
Joe Pavelski 07/11/1984 Plover, Wisconsin San Jose Sharks
Paul Stastny 12/27/1985 St. Louis, Missouri Colorado Avalanche
Derek Stepan 06/18/1990 Hastings, Minnesota New York Rangers
James van Riemsdyk 05/04/1989 Middletown, New Jersey Toronto Maple Leafs
Blake Wheeler 08/31/1986 Robbinsdale, Minnesota Winnipeg Jets

 

Defensemen
Name Birthdate Hometown Current Team
John Carlson 10/01/1990 Colonia, New Jersey Washington Capitals
Justin Faulk 03/20/1992 South St. Paul, Minnesota Carolina Hurricanes
Cam Fowler 03/05/1991 Farmington Hills, Michigan Anaheim Ducks
Paul Martin 03/05/1981 Elk River, Minnesota Pittsburgh Penguins
Ryan McDonagh 06/13/1989 St. Paul Minnesota New York Rangers
Brooks Orpik 09/26/1980 Amherst, New York Pittsburgh Penguins
Kevin Shattenkirk 01/29/1989 Greenwich, Connecticut St. Louis Blues
Ryan Suter 01/21/1985 Madison, Wisconsin Minnesota Wild

 

Goaltenders
Name Birthdate Hometown Current Team
Jimmy Howard 03/26/1984 Syracuse, New York Detroit Red Wings
Ryan Miller 07/17/2980 East Lansing, Michigan Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Quick 01/21/1986 Milford, Connecticut Los Angeles Kings

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