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Jul 22 Men's National Ice Hockey Team Orientation Camp Roster Set

By USA Hockey | July 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Paul 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.

GOALTENDERS  
Name Current Team
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
   
DEFENSEMEN  
Name Current Team
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
   
FORWARDS  
Name Current Team
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
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