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.
|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|
|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|
|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|