United States men's national ice hockey team
|Nickname(s)||Team U.S.A., Ice Yanks|
|General Manager||Ray Shero|
|Head coach||Peter Laviolette|
|Most games||Mark Johnson (151)|
|Most points||Mark Johnson (146)|
|Highest IIHF ranking||5 (first in 2003)|
|Lowest IIHF ranking||7 (first in 2006)|
| United States 29–0 Switzerland
(Antwerp, Belgium; April 23, 1920)
| United States 31–1 Italy
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; February 1, 1948)
Soviet Union 17–2 United States
(Stockholm, Sweden; March 15, 1969)
|IIHF World Championships|
|Appearances||70 (first in 1930)|
|Best result||Gold: 2 – 1933 – 1960|
|Appearances||21 (first in 1920)|
|Medals|| Gold: 2 – 1960, 1980
Silver: 8 – 1920, 1924, 1932, 1952, 1956, 1972, 2002, 2010
Bronze: 1 – 1936
|International record (W–L–T)|
The United States men's national ice hockey team is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with its U18 and U17 development program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The team is controlled by USA Hockey, the governing body for amateur and Olympic ice hockey in the United States. The US team is ranked 6th in the IIHF World Rankings. The United States won gold medals at the 1960 and 1980 Winter Olympics and more recently, silver medals at the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics. The United States won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey but was unable to defend its title at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, losing to Finland in the semifinals. The team's most recent medal at the World Championships came with a bronze in 2013. They won the tournament in 1933. Its current head coach is Dan Bylsma. As of 2007, the United States has a total of 480,038 registered ice hockey players (0.20% of its population). The United States is a member of the so-called "Big Seven", the unofficial group of the seven strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, and Sweden.
The American ice hockey team's greatest success was the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York when they defeated the heavily favored Soviet Union on the way to a gold medal. Though hockey is not a universally popular sport in the United States, the "Miracle" is often listed as one of the greatest achievements in the history of American sports. The United States also won the gold medal in the 1960 Games at Squaw Valley, California, defeating the Soviet Union, Canada, Czechoslovakia, and Sweden along the way. However, since this victory is not as well known as the 1980 win, it has come to be known as the "Forgotten Miracle".
U.S. hockey experienced a spike in talent in the 1980s and 1990s, with future National Hockey League (NHL) stars including Tony Amonte, Tom Barrasso, Chris Chelios, Brett Hull, Pat LaFontaine, John LeClair, Brian Leetch, Mike Modano, Mike Richter, Jeremy Roenick, Kevin Stevens, Keith Tkachuk, and Doug Weight. Although the United States finished no higher than fourth in any World or Olympic event from 1981 through 1994, the Americans did win the 1996 World Cup with a squad of NHL players. Six years later, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and NHL arranged to allow NHL players to participate in the Olympic Games, the United States earned a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics with a roster that included NHL stars Adam Deadmarsh, Chris Drury, Scott Gomez, Jamie Langenbrunner, and Brian Rafalski. But by 2006, many of these NHL All-Stars had retired or lost their skill with age. Though the 2006 Olympic team finished a disappointing 8th, it was more of a transitional team, featuring young NHL players like Rick DiPietro, John-Michael Liles, and Jordan Leopold.
The 2010 U.S. Olympic team was composed of much younger and faster players than teams of previous years, including David Backes, Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson, Patrick Kane, Phil Kessel, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Bobby Ryan, Paul Stastny, and Ryan Suter. The team also had a solid group of veterans that included top NHL goalie Ryan Miller top defenseman Brian Rafalski and U.S. Olympic Team Captain Jamie Langenbrunner. The U.S. team upset team Canada 5–3 in the round-robin phase of the tournament and went into the single elimination phase of the tournament as the number-one seeded team. After beating Finland 6–1 the United States advanced to the gold medal game, where they lost in overtime 3–2 to Canada to claim the silver medal. The gold medal game between Canada and the United States was watched by an estimated 27.6 million U.S. households. This was the most watched hockey game in America since the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" game, including any Stanley Cup Final or NHL Winter Classic broadcast.
However, several months later at the IIHF World Championship, the U.S. team posted the worst record in its history by losing all three of its games in the preliminary round. The losses eliminated the United States from medal contention and dropped them below 12th place. Only three wins in the relegation round, including a shootout win over Italy, prevented the United States from being relegated to Division I and gave Team USA a chance to play for the IIHF World Championship in 2011.
2014 Olympic roster
|3||D||Fowler, CamCam Fowler||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||196 lb (89 kg)||5 December 1991||Windsor, ON||Anaheim Ducks (NHL)|
|4||D||Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)||212 lb (96 kg)||10 January 1990||Colonia, NJ||Washington Capitals (NHL)|
|7||D||Paul Martin||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||200 lb (91 kg)||5 March 1981||Elk River, MN||Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)|
|8||F||Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||190 lb (86 kg)||11 July 1984||Plover, WI||San Jose Sharks (NHL)|
|9||F||Parise, ZachZach Parise – C||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||190 lb (86 kg)||28 July 1984||Prior Lake, MN||Minnesota Wild (NHL)|
|12||F||Stepan, DerekDerek Stepan||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||196 lb (89 kg)||18 June 1990||Hastings, MN||New York Rangers (NHL)|
|17||F||Kesler, RyanRyan Kesler||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)||202 lb (92 kg)||31 August 1984||Livonia, MI||Vancouver Canucks (NHL)|
|20||D||Suter, RyanRyan Suter – A||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||198 lb (90 kg)||21 January 1985||Madison, WI||Minnesota Wild (NHL)|
|21||F||van Riemsdyk, JamesJames van Riemsdyk||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)||200 lb (91 kg)||4 May 1989||Middletown, NJ||Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)|
|22||D||Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||207 lb (94 kg)||29 January 1989||Greenwich, CT||St. Louis Blues (NHL)|
|23||F||Brown, DustinDustin Brown – A||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||212 lb (96 kg)||4 November 1984||Ithaca, NY||Los Angeles Kings (NHL)|
|24||F||Callahan, RyanRyan Callahan||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||180 lb (82 kg)||21 March 1985||Rochester, NY||New York Rangers (NHL)|
|26||F||Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||205 lb (93 kg)||27 December 1985||Quebec City, QC||Colorado Avalanche (NHL)|
|27||D||McDonagh, RyanRyan McDonagh||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||213 lb (97 kg)||13 June 1989||St. Paul, MN||New York Rangers (NHL)|
|28||F||Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)||205 lb (93 kg)||31 August 1986||Robbinsdale, MN||Winnipeg Jets (NHL)|
|32||G||Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||218 lb (99 kg)||21 January 1986||Milford, CT||Los Angeles Kings (NHL)|
|35||G||Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)||218 lb (99 kg)||26 March 1984||Syracuse, NY||Detroit Red Wings (NHL)|
|39||G||Miller, RyanRyan Miller||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)||175 lb (79 kg)||17 July 1980||East Lansing, MI||Buffalo Sabres (NHL)|
|42||F||Backes, DavidDavid Backes||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)||221 lb (100 kg)||1 May 1984||Minneapolis, MN||St. Louis Blues (NHL)|
|44||D||Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)||219 lb (99 kg)||26 September 1980||San Francisco, CA||Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)|
|67||F||Pacioretty, MaxMax Pacioretty||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)||219 lb (99 kg)||20 November 1988||New Canaan, CT||Montreal Canadiens (NHL)|
|72||D||Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)||215 lb (98 kg)||20 March 1992||S. St. Paul, MN||Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)|
|74||F||Oshie, T. J.T. J. Oshie||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||189 lb (86 kg)||23 December 1986||Everett, WA||St. Louis Blues (NHL)|
|81||F||Kessel, PhilPhil Kessel||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||202 lb (92 kg)||2 October 1987||Madison, WI||Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)|
|88||F||Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||181 lb (82 kg)||19 November 1988||Buffalo, NY||Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)|
2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships roster
|30||Tim Thomas||L||5' 11"||201 lbs.||Apr. 15, 1974||Dallas Stars||Flint, MI|
|33||David Leggio||L||6' 0"||187 lbs.||Jul. 31, 1984||Hershey Bears||Williamsville, NY|
|37||Connor Hellebuyck||L||6' 4"||200 lbs.||May 19, 1993||UMass Lowell River Hawks||Commerce, MI|
|2||Jeff Petry||R||6' 3"||195 lbs.||Dec. 9, 1987||Edmonton Oilers||Ann Arbor, MI|
|3||Seth Jones||R||6' 4"||206 lbs.||Oct. 3, 1994||Nashville Predators||Plano, TX|
|8||Jacob Trouba||R||6' 1"||196 lbs.||Feb. 26, 1994||Winnipeg Jets||Rochester, MI|
|29||Jake McCabe||L||6' 0"||195 lbs.||Oct. 12, 1993||Buffalo Sabres||Eau Claire, WI|
|46||Matt Donovan||L||6' 0"||195 lbs.||May 9, 1990||New York Islanders||Edmond, OK|
|51||Jake Gardiner||L||6' 2"||184 lbs.||Jul. 4, 1990||Toronto Maple Leafs||Minnetonka, MN|
|55||Connor Murphy||R||6' 3"||190 lbs.||Mar. 26, 1993||Phoenix Coyotes||Dublin, OH|
|65||Danny DeKeyser||L||6' 3"||198 lbs.||Mar. 7, 1990||Detroit Red Wings||Clay Township, MI|
|9||Tyler Johnson||R||5' 9"||182 lbs.||Jul. 29, 1990||Tampa Bay Lightning||Spokane, WA|
|10||Jimmy Hayes||R||6' 6"||221 lbs.||Nov. 21, 1989||Florida Panthers||Dorchester, MA|
|11||Brock Nelson||L||6' 3"||196 lbs.||Oct. 15, 1991||New York Islanders||Warroad, MN|
|12||Kevin Hayes||L||6' 4"||216 lbs.||May 8, 1992||Boston College Eagles||Dorchester, MA|
|13||Colin McDonald||R||6' 2"||214 lbs.||Sep. 30, 1984||New York Islanders||Wethersfield, CT|
|15||Craig Smith||R||6' 1"||202 lbs.||Sep. 5, 1989||Nashville Predators||Madison, WI|
|19||Tim Stapleton||R||5' 9"||180 lbs.||Jul. 19, 1982||Ak Bars Kazan||La Grange, IL|
|21||Vincent Trocheck||R||5' 10"||182 lbs.||Jul. 11, 1993||Florida Panthers||Pittsburgh, PA|
|23||Drew Shore||R||6' 3"||205 lbs.||Jan. 29, 1991||Florida Panthers||Denver, CO|
|53||Johnny Gaudreau||L||5' 8"||159 lbs||Aug. 13, 1993||Calgary Flames||Carneys Point, NJ|
|57||Tommy Wingels||R||6' 0"||192 lbs.||Apr. 12, 1988||San Jose Sharks||Evanston, IL|
|79||Andy Miele||L||5' 9"||175 lbs.||Apr. 15, 1988||Phoenix Coyotes||Grosse Pointe Woods, MI|
|88||Peter Mueller||R||6' 2"||209 lbs.||Apr. 14, 1988||Kloten Flyers||Bloomington, MN|
|89||Justin Abdelkader||L||6' 1"||219 lbs.||Feb. 25, 1987||Detroit Red Wings||Muskegon, MI|
^ – Most recent team before the 2014 World Championship
|1928||did not participate|
World Championship record
- See: Ice Hockey World Championships and List of IIHF World Championship medalists
- Note: Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also considered the World Championship for that year.
Canada Cup record
- 1976 – Finished in 5th place
- 1981 – Finished in 4th place, lost semi-final
- 1984 – Finished in 4th place, lost semi-final
- 1987 – Finished in 5th place
- 1991 – Finished in 2nd place, lost final
World Cup record
IIHF World Championship directorate awards
The IIHF has given awards for each year's championship tournament to the top goalie, defenseman, and forward (all since 1954), and most valuable player (since 2004). The following USA team members have won awards.
- List of United States national hockey team rosters
- United States at the team sports international competitions
- World Ranking
- Darren Eliot (2002-02-15). "Final round wide open with six teams in the hunt". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
- Burnside, Scott (2010-02-08). "Hockey's miracle before the 'Miracle'". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
- "The Morning Skate: The Forgotten Miracle of 1960". New York Times. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
- "Hockey Game Seen by 27.6 Million" New York Times, 1 March 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010
- "2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team Announced". USAHockey.com.
- "Roster Men's Team". USAHockey.com.
- Team Roster United States
- See: Ice Hockey World Championships.
- See Ice Hockey World Championships#1930–1953: Canadian dominance. World War II forced the cancellation of the 1940 and 1944 Winter Olympics and the world championships from 1941 to 1946. "International hockey timeline". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2009-03-10. (ed.) Carl Diem (January 1940). "The Fifth Olympic Winter Games Will Not Be Held" (PDF). Olympic Review (Berlin: International Olympic Institute) (8): 8–10. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
- See: 1972 World Ice Hockey Championships. For the first time, a separate tournament is held for both the World Championships and the Winter Olympics. Previously, the Winter Olympics tournament was held in lieu of a world championships, with the winner being declared world champion for that year. It also marked the first time in international ice hockey that all goaltenders were required to wear face masks.
- No championships were held during the Olympic years 1980, 1984, and 1988. See: Ice Hockey World Championships#1976–1987: First years of open competition and List of IIHF World Championship medalists.
- USA Hockey Deutschland Cup Archives
- 2003&2004 Deutschland Cup
- 2005 Deutschland Cup
- USA Hockey Deutschland/TUI Cup results
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