USA Hockey Announces Orientation Camp Roster for 2014 Winter Olympics

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IJuly 22, 2013

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 28:  Back-up goaltender Jonathan Quick, goaltender Tim Thomas #30, Dustin Brown #32, goaltender Ryan Miller #39, David Backes #47, Brooks Orpik #44 and Bobby Ryan #54 of USA look on dejectedly after receiving their silver medals following their 3-2 overtime defeat in the ice hockey men's gold medal game between USA and Canada on day 17 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 28, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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In preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, USA Hockey has invited 48 players to the U.S. Men's National Team Orientation Camp.

The camp will be on Aug. 26 and 27 at Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Va.

USA Hockey announced the invitees via its official website.

Of the 48 players invited, 16 have previous Olympic experience. Also, nine of the invitees were a part of the Men's National Team that took home the bronze medal at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation. 

It will be exciting to see who emerges from this group for the 2014 Olympics, as coach Dan Bylsma is going to have some nice talent to work with.    

The invitees hail from 24 different NHL teams, and 30 of the 48 were former first-round draft picks.

Among the invitees are the past two Conn Smythe Trophy winners in forward Patrick Kane and goaltender Jonathan Quick.

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Kane's inclusion was an obvious must. He led all U.S.-born players in scoring last year as he notched 23 goals and 32 assists. With 52 points this past season, Phil Kessel was right behind Kane. Not surprisingly, he is also among the invitees.

Also, Bylsma is set to have solid on-ice leadership. Dustin Brown, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are among the list of invitees, and all three were alternate captains on the 2010 Olympic squad that brought home the silver medal.

The Sochi Games will be held from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23, 2014, and the U.S. looks ready to contend for the gold. 

List of Invitees (via Olympics.USAHockey.com)


Date of Birth
Current Team
Craig Anderson6-2 (188)180 (82)1981-05-21LPark Ridge, Ill.Ottawa Senators (NHL)
John Gibson6-3 (191)209 (95)1993-07-14LPittsburgh, Pa.Norfolk Admirals (AHL)
Jimmy Howard6-0 (183)218 (99)1984-03-26LSyracuse, N.Y.Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Ryan Miller6-2 (188)175 (79)1980-07-17LEast Lansing, Mich.Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Jonathan Quick6-1 (185)218 (99)1986-01-21LMilford, Conn.Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Cory Schneider6-2 (188)195 (88)1986-03-18LMarblehead, Mass.New Jersey Devils (NHL)


Date of Birth
Current Team
Zach Bogosian6-3 (191)215 (98)1990-07-15RMassena, N.Y.Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Dustin Byfuglien6-5 (198)265 (120)1985-03-27RRoseau, Minn.Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
John Carlson6-3 (191)212 (96)1990-01-10RColonia, N.J.Washington Capitals (NHL)
Dan DeKeyser6-3 (191)198 (90)1990-03-07LClay Township, Mich.Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Justin Faulk6-0 (183)215 (98)1992-03-20RSouth St. Paul, Minn.Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Cam Fowler6-1 (185)196 (89)1991-03-05LFarmington Hills, Mich.Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Jake Gardiner6-2 (188)184 (83)1990-07-04LMinnetonka, Minn.Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Erik Johnson6-4 (195)232 (105)1988-03-21RBloomington, Minn.Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Jack Johnson6-1 (185)231 (105)1987-01-13LAnn Arbor, Mich.Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
Seth Jones6-4 (195)206 (93)1994-10-03RPlano, TexasNashville Predators (NHL)
Nick Leddy6-0 (183)191 (87)1991-03-20LEden Prairie, Minn.Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Paul Martin6-1 (185)200 (91)1981-03-05LMinneapolis, Minn.Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Ryan McDonagh6-1 (185)213 (97)1989-06-13LSt. Paul, Minn.New York Rangers (NHL)
Brooks Orpik6-2 (188)219 (99)1980-09-26LSan Francisco, Calif.Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Kevin Shattenkirk5-11 (180)207 (94)1989-01-29RGreenwich, Conn.St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Ryan Suter6-1 (185)198 (90)1985-01-21LMadison, Wis.Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Jacob Trouba6-1 (185)196 (89)1994-02-26RRochester, Mich.Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Keith Yandle6-1 (185)190 (86)1986-09-09LBoston, Mass.Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)


Date of Birth
Current Team
Justin Abdelkader6-1 (185)219 (99)1987-02-25LMuskegon, Mich.Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
David Backes6-3 (191)221 (100)1984-05-01RMinneapolis, Minn.St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Beau Bennett6-2 (188)207 (94)1991-11-27RGardena, Calif.Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Nick Bjugstad6-6 (198)215 (98)1992-07-17RMinneapolis, Minn.Florida Panthers (NHL)
Dustin Brown6-0 (183)212 (96)1984-11-04LIthaca, N.Y.Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Ryan Callahan5-11 (180)180 (82)1985-03-21RRochester, N.Y.New York Rangers (NHL)
Alex Galchenyuk6-1 (185)196 (89)1994-02-12LMilwaukee, Wis.Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Patrick Kane5-11 (180)181 (82)1988-11-19LBuffalo, N.Y.Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Ryan Kesler6-2 (188)202 (92)1984-08-31RLivonia, Mich.Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Phil Kessel6-0 (183)202 (92)1987-10-02RMadison, Wis.Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Trevor Lewis6-1 (185)199 (90)1987-01-08RSalt Lake City, UtahLos Angeles Kings (NHL)
Kyle Okposo6-0 (183)212 (96)1988-03-16RSt. Paul, Minn.New York Islanders (NHL)
T.J. Oshie5-11 (180)189 (86)1986-12-23RWarroad, Minn.St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Max Pacioretty6-2 (188)219 (99)1988-11-20LNew Canaan, Conn.Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Kyle Palmieri5-11 (180)197 (90)1991-02-01RSmithtown, N.Y.Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Zach Parise5-11 (180)190 (86)1984-07-28LMinneapolis, Minn.Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Joe Pavelski5-11 (180)190 (86)1984-07-11RPlover, Wis.San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Bobby Ryan6-2 (188)200 (91)1987-03-17RCherry Hills, N.J.Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Brandon Saad6-1 (185)202 (92)1992-10-27LGibsonia, Pa.Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Craig Smith6-1 (185)202 (92)1989-09-05RMadison, Wis.Nashville Predators (NHL)
Paul Stastny6-0 (183)205 (93)1985-12-27LSt. Louis, Mo.Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Derek Stepan6-0 (183)196 (90)1990-06-18RHastings, Minn.New York Rangers (NHL)
James van Riemsdyk6-3 (191)200 (91)1989-05-04LMiddletown, N.J.Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Blake Wheeler6-5 (198)205 (93)1986-08-31RRobbinsdale, Minn.Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

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