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 Jim Johanson
Head coach Todd Richards
Assistants Dan Bylsma
Greg Carvel
Captain Matt Hendricks
Most games Mark Johnson (151)
Most points Mark Johnson (146)
IIHF code USA
IIHF ranking 5 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 5 (first in 2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 7 (first in 2003)
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 (1933, 1960)
Olympics
Appearances 21 (first in 1920)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold (1960, 1980)
Silver medal.svg Silver (1920, 1924, 1932, 1952, 1956, 1972, 2002, 2010)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: (1936)
International record (W–L–T)
469–423–80
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1960 Team
Gold medal – first place 1980 Team
Silver medal – second place 1920 Team
Silver medal – second place 1924 Team
Silver medal – second place 1932 Team
Silver medal – second place 1952 Team
Silver medal – second place 1956 Team
Silver medal – second place 1972 Team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Team
Bronze medal – third place 1936 Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1933 Team
Silver medal – second place 1931 Team
Silver medal – second place 1934 Team
Silver medal – second place 1939 Team
Silver medal – second place 1950 Team
Bronze medal – third place 1949 Team
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Team
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Team
Winter Universiade
Bronze medal – third place 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. The current head coach is Todd Richards. 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 Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia 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.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Result
1920  Silver
1924  Silver
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[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.[7]
  • 1920 – Won  Silver medal
  • 1924 – Won  Silver medal
  • 1931 – Won  Silver medal
  • 1932 – Won  Silver medal
  • 1933Won  Gold medal
  • 1934 – Won  Silver medal
  • 1936 – Won  Bronze medal
  • 1938 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1939 – Won  Silver medal
  • 1940–46 – Not held[8]
  • 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
  • 1955 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1956 – Won  Silver medal
  • 1958 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1959 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1960 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")[9]
  • 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[10]
  • 1981 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1982 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1983 – Finished in 9th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1984 – Not held[10]
  • 1985 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1986 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1987 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1988 – Not held[10]
  • 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
  • 2015 – Won  Bronze medal

Canada Cup[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[edit]

Others[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[15]

Head coach: Todd Richards

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Campbell, JackJack Campbell 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1992-01-09) January 9, 1992 (age 23) United States Texas Stars
3 D Jones, SethSeth Jones 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) (1994-10-03) October 3, 1994 (age 20) United States Nashville Predators
5 D Murphy, ConnorConnor Murphy 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) (1993-03-26) March 26, 1993 (age 22) United States Arizona Coyotes
6 D Reilly, MikeMike Reilly 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1993-07-13) July 13, 1993 (age 22) United States Univ. of Minnesota
9 F Eichel, JackJack Eichel 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1996-10-28) October 28, 1996 (age 18) United States Buffalo Sabres
12 F Smith, BenBen Smith 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 27) United States San Jose Sharks
13 F Bonino, NickNick Bonino 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1988-04-20) April 20, 1988 (age 27) Canada Vancouver Canucks
14 F Moses, SteveSteve Moses 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) (1989-08-09) August 9, 1989 (age 25) Finland Jokerit
17 D Moore, JohnJohn Moore 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) (1990-11-19) November 19, 1990 (age 24) United States New Jersey Devils
19 F Vesey, JimmyJimmy Vesey 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) (1993-05-26) May 26, 1993 (age 22) United States Harvard Univ.
21 F Larkin, DylanDylan Larkin 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) (1996-07-30) July 30, 1996 (age 19) United States Univ. of Michigan
22 F Lewis, TrevorTrevor LewisA 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1987-01-08) January 8, 1987 (age 28) United States Los Angeles Kings
23 F Hendricks, MattMatt HendricksC 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) (1981-06-17) June 17, 1981 (age 34) Canada Edmonton Oilers
24 D Redmond, ZachZach Redmond 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) (1988-07-26) July 26, 1988 (age 27) United States Colorado Avalanche
26 F Morin, JeremyJeremy Morin 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1991-04-16) April 16, 1991 (age 24) United States Chicago Blackhawks
27 D Faulk, JustinJustin FaulkA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 (age 23) United States Carolina Hurricanes
29 F Nelson, BrockBrock Nelson 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1991-10-15) October 15, 1991 (age 23) United States New York Islanders
33 F Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) (1992-03-02) March 2, 1992 (age 23) United States Minnesota Wild
34 G Lyon, AlexAlex Lyon 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1992-12-09) December 9, 1992 (age 22) United States Yale Univ.
36 F Arcobello, MarkMark Arcobello 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) (1988-08-12) August 12, 1988 (age 26) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
37 G Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 22) Canada St. John's IceCaps
42 F Sexton, DanDan Sexton 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) (1987-04-29) April 29, 1987 (age 28) Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
47 D Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1991-04-12) April 12, 1991 (age 24) United States Boston Bruins
51 D Gardiner, JakeJake Gardiner 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1990-07-04) July 4, 1990 (age 25) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
90 F Lee, AndersAnders Lee 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) (1990-07-03) July 3, 1990 (age 25) United States New York Islanders

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. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 2015-01-24. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  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. ^ See: Ice Hockey World Championships.
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ USA Hockey Deutschland Cup Archives
  12. ^ 2003&2004 Deutschland Cup
  13. ^ 2005 Deutschland Cup
  14. ^ USA Hockey Deutschland/TUI Cup results
  15. ^ 2015 Roster

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