U.S. men's, women's hockey rosters announced for Pyeongchang Games

U.S. men's, women's hockey rosters announced for Pyeongchang Games

U.S. men's, women's hockey rosters announced for Pyeongchang Games

Following the second period of Monday's NHL Winter Classic at Citi Field between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, U.S.A. Hockey announced the complete rosters for its men's, women's, and paralympic teams for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

If there aren't any late changes, it'll be the first time since 1972 that the US men's Olympic team hasn't featured a current or former Badgers player.

"I think it's a great mix of young talent and veteran plyers with a lot of worldwide experience", said Sanguinetti, who was a first-round pick of the New York Rangers in 2006. A 15-year National Hockey League veteran with the Sabres, Devils, and Canadiens, he'll be the most familiar face to fans at home on Team USA. He was on the United States team at the 2006 Torino Olympics, which lost in the quarterfinals to Finland, and led the team with four goals in six games.

Prior to his NHL and worldwide playing days, Gionta posted four 50-point seasons and won the 2000-01 national championship at BC, in addition to serving as a team captain during his senior season. He was named the team's captain and will turn 39 before the Games begin. Of the 23 players to book their ticket to the Pyeongchang, five are either current or past BC skaters.

Borgen has experience with USA Hockey, as he played for Team USA in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships. Olympic Team roster. Keller-the 2017 Hockey East Player of the Year-is as versatile as it gets.

The NHL also were unhappy with the prospect of a almost three-week interruption to the regular season schedule.

Before this year, 12 Gophers have competed in the Winter Olympic Games, making 20 Olympic appearances for two different countries. The team will be coached by Tony Granato, a former Kings forward.

The 2018 team features numerous players who went to the Deutschland Cup in Germany in October in what amounted to both a trial and their only warm-up games ahead of Pyeongchang. Coupled with Barnes, Keller, and Flanagan, Pfalzer and the Eagles account for more than half of the 2018 Olympic Team's defensemen.

Not only is he one of the most decorated hockey players on the entire roster, but he also has a history of being a captain at the NHL level. "She is the Eagles" second all-time leading scorer (244 points).

The U.S. Women's Olympic Team has participated in every Winter Olympic Games since the first-ever women's ice hockey tournament in 1998.

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