A Michigan Thing: Ryan Miller and Brian Rafalski Among Locals Leading US in Olympic Competition

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A Michigan Thing: Ryan Miller and Brian Rafalski Among Locals Leading US in Olympic Competition

No state has more ties to US Olympic hockey than Michigan.

Always well-represented, high-level area talents like Mike Modano, Doug Weight, and Pat LaFontaine donned the red, white, and blue in previous Games.

In Vancouver, Michigan sent another accomplished crop of icers.

40 percent of the squad claims a connection to the Mitten, including the country's two standout participants so far, goaltender Ryan Miller and defenseman Brian Rafalski.

Some grew up there, while others played advanced levels of hockey within the state.

Let meet these 10 Americans rooted in the state of Michigan:

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