United States men's national ice hockey team
|Nickname(s)||Team U.S.A., Ice Yanks|
|General Manager||Jim Johannson|
|Head coach||Joe Sacco|
|Most games||Buzz Schneider (126)|
|Most points||Pat LaFontaine (140)|
|IIHF ranking||6 1|
|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||20 (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)|
|Gold||1960 Squaw Valley||Team|
|Gold||1980 Lake Placid||Team|
|Silver||1932 Lake Placid||Team|
|Silver||1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo||Team|
|Silver||2002 Salt Lake City||Team|
|Silver||1950 Great Britain||USA|
|Bronze||2004 Czech Republic||USA|
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. Because of the United States' fourth-place performance in the 2009 World Championships, the team moved up one spot – passing the Czech Republic – to 5th in the IIHF World Rankings. The United States won silver medals at the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics and the gold medal at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. The team's most recent medal at the World Championships came with a bronze in 2004, and they won the tournament in 1933 and 1960 (from 1920 to 1968, the Olympic gold medallist was also crowned the world champion for that year). At the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, the United States was unable to defend its title, losing to Finland in the semifinals. Most recently, the team finished 7th in the 2012 IIHF World Championship. Its current head coach is Ron Wilson. 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 seven the 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.
2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships roster 
|30||Ben Bishop||L||6' 7"||215 lbs.||Nov. 21, 1986||Tampa Bay Lightning||Denver, CO|
|35||John Gibson||L||6' 2"||201 lbs.||Jul. 14, 1993||Kitchener Rangers||Pittsburgh, PA|
|39||Cal Heeter||L||6' 4"||195 lbs.||Nov. 2, 1988||Adirondack Phantoms||St. Louis, MO|
|2||Jeff Petry||R||6' 3"||200 lbs.||Dec. 9, 1987||Edmonton Oilers||Ann Arbor, MI|
|4||Jamie McBain||R||6' 2"||197 lbs.||Feb. 25, 1988||Carolina Hurricanes||Edina, MN|
|6||Erik Johnson||R||6' 4"||235 lbs.||Mar. 21, 1988||Colorado Avalanche||Bloomington, MN|
|8||Jacob Trouba||R||6' 3"||195 lbs.||Feb. 26, 1994||Winnipeg Jets||Rochester, MI|
|22||Matt Hunwick||L||5' 11"||190 lbs.||May 21, 1985||Colorado Avalanche||Warren, MI|
|25||Matt Carle||L||6' 0"||205 lbs.||Sep. 25, 1984||Tampa Bay Lightning||Anchorage, AK|
|27||Justin Faulk||R||6' 0"||215 lbs.||Mar. 20, 1992||Carolina Hurricanes||South St. Paul, MN|
|34||Chris Butler||R||6' 1"||203 lbs.||Oct. 27, 1986||Calgary Flames||St. Louis, MO|
|7||Danny Kristo||R||5' 11"||188 lbs.||Jun. 18, 1990||Hamilton Bulldogs||Eden Prairie, MN|
|11||Stephen Gionta||R||5' 7"||185 lbs.||Oct. 9, 1983||New Jersey Devils||Rochester, NY|
|12||Bobby Butler||R||6' 0"||185 lbs.||Apr. 26, 1987||Nashville Predators||Marlborough, MA|
|15||Craig Smith||R||6' 1"||197 lbs.||Sep. 5, 1989||Nashville Predators||Madison, WI|
|17||Aaron Palushaj||R||5' 11"||190 lbs.||Sep. 7, 1989||Colorado Avalanche||Livonia, MI|
|18||David Moss||R||6' 3"||200 lbs.||Dec. 28, 1981||Phoenix Coyotes||Livonia, MI|
|19||Tim Stapleton||R||5' 9"||180 lbs.||Jul. 19, 1982||HC Dinamo Minsk||La Grange, IL|
|20||Ryan Carter||L||6' 2"||200 lbs.||Sep. 3, 1983||New Jersey Devils||White Bear Lake, MN|
|21||Drew LeBlanc||L||6' 0"||195 lbs.||Jun. 29, 1989||Chicago Blackhawks||Duluth, MN|
|26||Paul Stastny||L||6' 0"||205 lbs||Dec. 27, 1985||Colorado Avalanche||Quebec City, QC|
|27||Nick Bjugstad||R||6' 6"||215 lbs.||Jul. 17, 1992||Florida Panthers||Minneapolis, MN|
|32||Alex Galchenyuk||L||6' 1"||198 lbs.||Feb. 12, 1994||Montreal Canadiens||Milwaukee, WI|
|44||Nate Thompson||L||6' 0"||206 lbs.||Oct. 5, 1984||Tampa Bay Lightning||Anchorage, AK|
|74||T. J. Oshie||R||5' 11"||194 lbs.||Dec. 23, 1986||St. Louis Blues||Mt. Vernon, WA|
^ – Most recent team before the 2013 World Championship
2010 Olympic roster 
The following is the American roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
|39||G||Ryan Miller||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)||75 kg (170 lb)||July 17, 1980||East Lansing, MI||Buffalo Sabres (NHL)|
|29||G||Jonathan Quick||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)||91 kg (200 lb)||January 21, 1986||Hamden, CT||Los Angeles Kings (NHL)|
|30||G||Tim Thomas||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)||91 kg (200 lb)||April 15, 1974||Davison, MI||Boston Bruins (NHL)|
|4||D||Tim Gleason||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)||98 kg (220 lb)||January 29, 1983||Clawson, MI||Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)|
|6||D||Erik Johnson||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)||107 kg (240 lb)||March 21, 1988||Bloomington, MN||St. Louis Blues (NHL)|
|3||D||Jack Johnson||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)||102 kg (220 lb)||January 13, 1987||Indianapolis, IN||Los Angeles Kings (NHL)|
|44||D||Brooks Orpik||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)||99 kg (220 lb)||September 26, 1980||San Francisco, CA||Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)|
|28||D||Brian Rafalski – A||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)||87 kg (190 lb)||September 28, 1973||Dearborn, MI||Detroit Red Wings (NHL)|
|20||D||Ryan Suter – A||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)||88 kg (190 lb)||January 21, 1985||Madison, WI||Nashville Predators (NHL)|
|19||D||Ryan Whitney||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)||95 kg (210 lb)||February 19, 1983||Scituate, MA||Anaheim Ducks (NHL)|
|42||F||David Backes||191 cm (6 ft 3 in)||102 kg (220 lb)||May 1, 1984||Blaine, MN||St. Louis Blues (NHL)|
|32||F||Dustin Brown – A||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)||94 kg (210 lb)||November 4, 1984||Ithaca, NY||Los Angeles Kings (NHL)|
|24||F||Ryan Callahan||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)||84 kg (190 lb)||March 21, 1985||Rochester, NY||New York Rangers (NHL)|
|23||F||Chris Drury||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||August 20, 1976||Trumbull, CT||New York Rangers (NHL)|
|88||F||Patrick Kane||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)||81 kg (180 lb)||November 19, 1988||Buffalo, NY||Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)|
|17||F||Ryan Kesler||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)||92 kg (200 lb)||August 31, 1984||Livonia, MI||Vancouver Canucks (NHL)|
|81||F||Phil Kessel||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)||82 kg (180 lb)||October 2, 1987||Madison, WI||Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)|
|15||F||Jamie Langenbrunner – C||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)||91 kg (200 lb)||July 24, 1975||Cloquet, MN||New Jersey Devils (NHL)|
|12||F||Ryan Malone||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)||102 kg (220 lb)||December 1, 1979||Pittsburgh, PA||Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)|
|9||F||Zach Parise – A||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||July 28, 1984||Prior Lake, MN||New Jersey Devils (NHL)|
|16||F||Joe Pavelski||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)||88 kg (190 lb)||July 11, 1984||Plover, WI||San Jose Sharks (NHL)|
|54||F||Bobby Ryan||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)||97 kg (210 lb)||March 17, 1987||Cherry Hill, NJ||Anaheim Ducks (NHL)|
|26||F||Paul Stastny||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)||93 kg (210 lb)||December 27, 1985||Quebec City, QC, Canada||Colorado Avalanche (NHL)|
Olympic record 
|1928||did not participate|
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 
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.
|Year||Division||Group play||Playoff finish|
|Group Finish||Overall Finish||GP||Wins||OTW||OTL||Ties||Loss||GF||GA||DIF||Pts||Result||Place|
|2012||Championship||2nd, Group H||4th||7||4||2||0||--||1||32||17||+15||16||Lost in quarterfinals, 2–3 (Finland)||7th|
|2013||Championship||3rd, Group H||5th||7||5||0||0||--||2||24||16||+8||15||Won in quarterfinals, 8–3 (Russia)
Lost in semifinals, 0–3 (Switzerland)
Won third place game, 3–2 (Finland)
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.
See also 
- List of United States national hockey team rosters
- United States at the team sports international competitions
- World Ranking
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- 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
- "Men's Ice Hockey: Team United States Tournamement Standings and Statistics". International Olympic Committee.
- Roarke, Shawn P. (14 February 2010). "Miller the linchpin for inexperienced Americans". National Hockey League.
- 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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