United States men's national ice hockey team

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USA Hockey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Team U.S.A., Ice Yanks
Association USA Hockey
General Manager Ray Shero
Head coach Peter Laviolette
Assistants Don Granato
Phil Housley
Joe Sacco
Captain Justin Abdelkader
Most games Mark Johnson (151)
Most points Mark Johnson (146)
IIHF code USA
IIHF ranking 6 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 5 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 7 (first in 2006)
Team colors               
USA national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international
 United States 29–0 Switzerland  
(Antwerp, Belgium; April 23, 1920)
Biggest win
 United States 31–1 Italy 
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; February 1, 1948)
Biggest defeat

 Sweden 17–2 United States 
(Stockholm, Sweden; March 12, 1963)

 Soviet Union 17–2 United States 
(Stockholm, Sweden; March 15, 1969)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 70 (first in 1930)
Best result Gold medal.svg Gold: 2 – 1933 – 1960
Olympics
Appearances 21 (first in 1920)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold: 2 – 1960, 1980
Silver medal.svg Silver: 8 – 1920, 1924, 1932, 1952, 1956, 1972, 2002, 2010
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1 – 1936
International record (W–L–T)
461–421–80
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1960 Team
Gold 1980 Team
Silver 1920 Team
Silver 1924 Team
Silver 1932 Team
Silver 1952 Team
Silver 1956 Team
Silver 1972 Team
Silver 2002 Team
Silver 2010 Team
Bronze 1936 Team
World Championship
Gold 1933 Team
Silver 1931 Team
Silver 1934 Team
Silver 1939 Team
Silver 1950 Team
Bronze 1949 Team
Bronze 1962 Team
Bronze 1996 Team
Bronze 2004 Team
Bronze 2013 Team
Winter Universiade
Bronze 1972 Team

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.[1] 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).[2] 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.[3]

History[edit]

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".[4][5]

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.[6]

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[edit]

The following is the American roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[7][8][9] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
3 D Fowler, CamCam Fowler 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 7002196000000000000196 lb (89 kg) 5 December 1991 Windsor, ON United States Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
4 D Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 7002212000000000000212 lb (96 kg) 10 January 1990 Colonia, NJ United States Washington Capitals (NHL)
7 D Paul Martin 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 7002200000000000000200 lb (91 kg) 5 March 1981 Elk River, MN United States Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
8 F Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 7002190000000000000190 lb (86 kg) 11 July 1984 Plover, WI United States San Jose Sharks (NHL)
9 F Parise, ZachZach PariseC 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 7002190000000000000190 lb (86 kg) 28 July 1984 Prior Lake, MN United States Minnesota Wild (NHL)
12 F Stepan, DerekDerek Stepan 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 7002196000000000000196 lb (89 kg) 18 June 1990 Hastings, MN United States New York Rangers (NHL)
17 F Kesler, RyanRyan Kesler 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 7002202000000000000202 lb (92 kg) 31 August 1984 Livonia, MI Canada Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
20 D Suter, RyanRyan SuterA 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 7002198000000000000198 lb (90 kg) 21 January 1985 Madison, WI United States Minnesota Wild (NHL)
21 F van Riemsdyk, JamesJames van Riemsdyk 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 7002200000000000000200 lb (91 kg) 4 May 1989 Middletown, NJ Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
22 D Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 7002207000000000000207 lb (94 kg) 29 January 1989 Greenwich, CT United States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
23 F Brown, DustinDustin BrownA 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 7002212000000000000212 lb (96 kg) 4 November 1984 Ithaca, NY United States Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
24 F Callahan, RyanRyan Callahan 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 7002180000000000000180 lb (82 kg) 21 March 1985 Rochester, NY United States New York Rangers (NHL)
26 F Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 7002205000000000000205 lb (93 kg) 27 December 1985 Quebec City, QC United States Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
27 D McDonagh, RyanRyan McDonagh 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 7002213000000000000213 lb (97 kg) 13 June 1989 St. Paul, MN United States New York Rangers (NHL)
28 F Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 7002205000000000000205 lb (93 kg) 31 August 1986 Robbinsdale, MN Canada Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
32 G Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 7002218000000000000218 lb (99 kg) 21 January 1986 Milford, CT United States Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
35 G Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 7002218000000000000218 lb (99 kg) 26 March 1984 Syracuse, NY United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
39 G Miller, RyanRyan Miller 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 7002175000000000000175 lb (79 kg) 17 July 1980 East Lansing, MI United States Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
42 F Backes, DavidDavid Backes 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 7002221000000000000221 lb (100 kg) 1 May 1984 Minneapolis, MN United States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
44 D Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 7002219000000000000219 lb (99 kg) 26 September 1980 San Francisco, CA United States Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
67 F Pacioretty, MaxMax Pacioretty 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 7002219000000000000219 lb (99 kg) 20 November 1988 New Canaan, CT Canada Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
72 D Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 7002215000000000000215 lb (98 kg) 20 March 1992 S. St. Paul, MN United States Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
74 F Oshie, T. J.T. J. Oshie 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 7002189000000000000189 lb (86 kg) 23 December 1986 Everett, WA United States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
81 F Kessel, PhilPhil Kessel 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 7002202000000000000202 lb (92 kg) 2 October 1987 Madison, WI Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
88 F Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 7002181000000000000181 lb (82 kg) 19 November 1988 Buffalo, NY United States Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships roster[edit]

Goalies
# Player Catches Height Weight DOB Team^ Birthplace
30 Tim Thomas L 5' 11" 201 lbs. Apr. 15, 1974 United States Dallas Stars Flint, MI
33 David Leggio L 6' 0" 187 lbs. Jul. 31, 1984 United States Hershey Bears Williamsville, NY
37 Connor Hellebuyck L 6' 4" 200 lbs. May 19, 1993 United States UMass Lowell River Hawks Commerce, MI
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight DOB Team^ Birthplace
2 Jeff Petry R 6' 3" 195 lbs. Dec. 9, 1987 Canada Edmonton Oilers Ann Arbor, MI
3 Seth Jones R 6' 4" 206 lbs. Oct. 3, 1994 United States Nashville Predators Plano, TX
8 Jacob Trouba R 6' 1" 196 lbs. Feb. 26, 1994 Canada Winnipeg Jets Rochester, MI
29 Jake McCabe L 6' 0" 195 lbs. Oct. 12, 1993 United States Buffalo Sabres Eau Claire, WI
46 Matt Donovan L 6' 0" 195 lbs. May 9, 1990 United States New York Islanders Edmond, OK
51 Jake Gardiner L 6' 2" 184 lbs. Jul. 4, 1990 Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Minnetonka, MN
55 Connor Murphy R 6' 3" 190 lbs. Mar. 26, 1993 United States Phoenix Coyotes Dublin, OH
65 Danny DeKeyser L 6' 3" 198 lbs. Mar. 7, 1990 United States Detroit Red Wings Clay Township, MI
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight DOB Team^ Birthplace
9 Tyler Johnson R 5' 9" 182 lbs. Jul. 29, 1990 United States Tampa Bay Lightning Spokane, WA
10 Jimmy Hayes R 6' 6" 221 lbs. Nov. 21, 1989 United States Florida Panthers Dorchester, MA
11 Brock Nelson L 6' 3" 196 lbs. Oct. 15, 1991 United States New York Islanders Warroad, MN
12 Kevin Hayes L 6' 4" 216 lbs. May 8, 1992 United States Boston College Eagles Dorchester, MA
13 Colin McDonald R 6' 2" 214 lbs. Sep. 30, 1984 United States New York Islanders Wethersfield, CT
15 Craig Smith R 6' 1" 202 lbs. Sep. 5, 1989 United States Nashville Predators Madison, WI
19 Tim Stapleton R 5' 9" 180 lbs. Jul. 19, 1982 Russia Ak Bars Kazan La Grange, IL
21 Vincent Trocheck R 5' 10" 182 lbs. Jul. 11, 1993 United States Florida Panthers Pittsburgh, PA
23 Drew Shore R 6' 3" 205 lbs. Jan. 29, 1991 United States Florida Panthers Denver, CO
53 Johnny Gaudreau L 5' 8" 159 lbs Aug. 13, 1993 Canada Calgary Flames Carneys Point, NJ
57 Tommy Wingels R 6' 0" 192 lbs. Apr. 12, 1988 United States San Jose Sharks Evanston, IL
79 Andy Miele L 5' 9" 175 lbs. Apr. 15, 1988 United States Phoenix Coyotes Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
88 Peter Mueller R 6' 2" 209 lbs. Apr. 14, 1988 Switzerland Kloten Flyers Bloomington, MN
89 Justin Abdelkader L 6' 1" 219 lbs. Feb. 25, 1987 United States Detroit Red Wings Muskegon, MI

^ – Most recent team before the 2014 World Championship

Olympic record[edit]

Year Result
1920  Silver
1924  Silver
1928 did not participate
1932  Silver
1936  Bronze
1948 disqualified
1952  Silver
1956  Silver
1960  Gold
1964 5th place
1968 6th place
1972  Silver
1976 5th place
1980  Gold
1984 7th place
1988 7th place
1992 4th place
1994 8th place
1998 6th place
2002  Silver
2006 8th place
2010  Silver
2014 4th place
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
21 2 8 1 11

World Championship record[edit]

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.[10]
  • 1920 – Won silver medal
  • 1924 – Won silver medal
  • 1928Did not participate
  • 1930Did not participate
  • 1931 – Won silver medal
  • 1932 – Won silver medal
  • 1933Won gold medal
  • 1934 – Won silver medal
  • 1935 – Did not participate
  • 1936 – Won bronze medal
  • 1937 – Did not participate
  • 1938 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1939 – Won silver medal
  • 1940–46 – Not held[11]
  • 1947 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1948 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1949 – Won bronze medal
  • 1950 – Won silver medal
  • 1951 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1952 – Won silver medal
  • 1953–1954 – Did not participate
  • 1955 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1956 – Won silver medal
  • 1957 – Did not participate
  • 1958 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1959 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1960Won gold medal
  • 1961 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1962 – Won bronze medal
  • 1963 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1964 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1965 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1966 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1967 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1968 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1969 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1970 – Finished in 7th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1971 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1972 – Finished in 8th place (2nd in "Pool B")[12]
  • 1973 – Finished in 8th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1974 – Finished in 7th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1975 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1976 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1977 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1978 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1979 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1980 – Not held[13]
  • 1981 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1982 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1983 – Finished in 9th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1984 – Not held[13]
  • 1985 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1986 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1987 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1988 – Not held[13]
  • 1989 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1990 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1991 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1996 – Won bronze medal
  • 1997 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2004 – Won bronze medal
  • 2005 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2013 – Won bronze medal
  • 2014 – Finished in 6th place

Canada Cup record[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Others[edit]

IIHF World Championship directorate awards[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Ranking
  2. ^ http://www.usahockey.com/uploadedFiles/USAHockey/Menu_About_USA_Hockey/AnnualGuide0708(6).pdf
  3. ^ Darren Eliot (2002-02-15). "Final round wide open with six teams in the hunt". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ Burnside, Scott (2010-02-08). "Hockey's miracle before the 'Miracle'". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  5. ^ "The Morning Skate: The Forgotten Miracle of 1960". New York Times. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  6. ^ "Hockey Game Seen by 27.6 Million" New York Times, 1 March 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010
  7. ^ "2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team Announced". USAHockey.com. 
  8. ^ "Roster Men's Team". USAHockey.com. 
  9. ^ Team Roster United States
  10. ^ See: Ice Hockey World Championships.
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ a b c 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.
  14. ^ USA Hockey Deutschland Cup Archives
  15. ^ 2003&2004 Deutschland Cup
  16. ^ 2005 Deutschland Cup
  17. ^ USA Hockey Deutschland/TUI Cup results

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