The official announcement has been made, and Team USA is poised to attack in the Sochi Olympics in February with a much stronger
roster than it did forming a team for the 2010 games in Vancouver.
Team USA will take 25 skaters to the Sochi Olympics, thirteen of them have prior Olympic experience. The last Team USA roster to skate on Olympic ice only had three men who had previously seen Olympic competition.
“We went through a very thorough process to get to today and could not be happier with the team we’ve selected,…”
Said David Poile, general manager of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
Leading the pack for Team USA is Ryan Miller from the Buffalo Sabres and Patrick Kane from the Chicago Blackhawks. Miller was the Olympic MVP in 2010, and Kane is the reigning Conn Smythe winner.
The average age of Team USA 2014 is 27 years old, and also includes other players such as Jonathan Quick (Stanley Cup Champion and Conn Smythe winner).
The full roster can be seen here.
Also announced today was the Team USA women’s roster headed to the Sochi Olympics. You can read about the womens roster selections and see the roster here. Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics are scheduled for February 7th. Team USA (Mens) first game is February 13th.
Let us hear it readers – who was left off the roster that you think would help bring home gold for USA?