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
AssociationUSA Hockey
General ManagerRay Shero
Head coachPeter Laviolette
AssistantsDon Granato
Phil Housley
Joe Sacco
CaptainJustin Abdelkader
Most gamesMark Johnson (151)
Most pointsMark Johnson (146)
IIHF codeUSA
IIHF ranking6 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking5 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking7 (first in 2006)
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
Appearances70 (first in 1930)
Best resultGold medal.svg Gold: 2 – 1933 – 1960
Olympics
Appearances21 (first in 1920)
MedalsGold medal.svg Gold: 2 – 1960, 1980
Silver medal.svg Silver: 8 – 1920, 1924, 1932, 1952, 1956, 1972, 2002, 2010
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1 – 1936
International record (W–L–T)
461–421–80
 
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"United States men's national hockey team" redirects here. For the field hockey team, see United States men's national field hockey team.
USA Hockey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Team U.S.A., Ice Yanks
AssociationUSA Hockey
General ManagerRay Shero
Head coachPeter Laviolette
AssistantsDon Granato
Phil Housley
Joe Sacco
CaptainJustin Abdelkader
Most gamesMark Johnson (151)
Most pointsMark Johnson (146)
IIHF codeUSA
IIHF ranking6 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking5 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking7 (first in 2006)
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
Appearances70 (first in 1930)
Best resultGold medal.svg Gold: 2 – 1933 – 1960
Olympics
Appearances21 (first in 1920)
MedalsGold medal.svg Gold: 2 – 1960, 1980
Silver medal.svg Silver: 8 – 1920, 1924, 1932, 1952, 1956, 1972, 2002, 2010
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1 – 1936
International record (W–L–T)
461–421–80
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold1960Team
Gold1980Team
Silver1920Team
Silver1924Team
Silver1932Team
Silver1952Team
Silver1956Team
Silver1972Team
Silver2002Team
Silver2010Team
Bronze1936Team
World Championship
Gold1933Team
Silver1931Team
Silver1934Team
Silver1939Team
Silver1950Team
Bronze1949Team
Bronze1962Team
Bronze1996Team
Bronze2004Team
Bronze2013Team
Winter Universiade
Bronze1972Team

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. Its current head coach is Dan Bylsma. 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 Seven", the unofficial group of the seven strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, 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.

2014 Olympic roster[edit]

The following is the American roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[7][8][9] view

No.Pos.NameHeightWeightBirthdateBirthplace2013–14 team
3DFowler, CamCam Fowler6 ft 1 in (185 cm)7002196000000000000196 lb (89 kg)5 December 1991Windsor, ONUnited States Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
4DCarlson, JohnJohn Carlson6 ft 3 in (191 cm)7002212000000000000212 lb (96 kg)10 January 1990Colonia, NJUnited States Washington Capitals (NHL)
7DPaul Martin6 ft 1 in (185 cm)7002200000000000000200 lb (91 kg)5 March 1981Elk River, MNUnited States Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
8FPavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski5 ft 11 in (180 cm)7002190000000000000190 lb (86 kg)11 July 1984Plover, WIUnited States San Jose Sharks (NHL)
9FParise, ZachZach PariseC5 ft 11 in (180 cm)7002190000000000000190 lb (86 kg)28 July 1984Prior Lake, MNUnited States Minnesota Wild (NHL)
12FStepan, DerekDerek Stepan6 ft 1 in (185 cm)7002196000000000000196 lb (89 kg)18 June 1990Hastings, MNUnited States New York Rangers (NHL)
17FKesler, RyanRyan Kesler6 ft 2 in (188 cm)7002202000000000000202 lb (92 kg)31 August 1984Livonia, MICanada Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
20DSuter, RyanRyan SuterA6 ft 1 in (185 cm)7002198000000000000198 lb (90 kg)21 January 1985Madison, WIUnited States Minnesota Wild (NHL)
21Fvan Riemsdyk, JamesJames van Riemsdyk6 ft 3 in (191 cm)7002200000000000000200 lb (91 kg)4 May 1989Middletown, NJCanada Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
22DShattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk5 ft 11 in (180 cm)7002207000000000000207 lb (94 kg)29 January 1989Greenwich, CTUnited States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
23FBrown, DustinDustin BrownA6 ft 1 in (185 cm)7002212000000000000212 lb (96 kg)4 November 1984Ithaca, NYUnited States Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
24FCallahan, RyanRyan Callahan5 ft 11 in (180 cm)7002180000000000000180 lb (82 kg)21 March 1985Rochester, NYUnited States New York Rangers (NHL)
26FStastny, PaulPaul Stastny6 ft 1 in (185 cm)7002205000000000000205 lb (93 kg)27 December 1985Quebec City, QCUnited States Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
27DMcDonagh, RyanRyan McDonagh6 ft 1 in (185 cm)7002213000000000000213 lb (97 kg)13 June 1989St. Paul, MNUnited States New York Rangers (NHL)
28FWheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler6 ft 5 in (196 cm)7002205000000000000205 lb (93 kg)31 August 1986Robbinsdale, MNCanada Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
32GQuick, JonathanJonathan Quick6 ft 1 in (185 cm)7002218000000000000218 lb (99 kg)21 January 1986Milford, CTUnited States Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
35GHoward, JimmyJimmy Howard6 ft 0 in (183 cm)7002218000000000000218 lb (99 kg)26 March 1984Syracuse, NYUnited States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
39GMiller, RyanRyan Miller6 ft 2 in (188 cm)7002175000000000000175 lb (79 kg)17 July 1980East Lansing, MIUnited States Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
42FBackes, DavidDavid Backes6 ft 3 in (191 cm)7002221000000000000221 lb (100 kg)1 May 1984Minneapolis, MNUnited States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
44DOrpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik6 ft 2 in (188 cm)7002219000000000000219 lb (99 kg)26 September 1980San Francisco, CAUnited States Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
67FPacioretty, MaxMax Pacioretty6 ft 2 in (188 cm)7002219000000000000219 lb (99 kg)20 November 1988New Canaan, CTCanada Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
72DFaulk, JustinJustin Faulk6 ft 0 in (183 cm)7002215000000000000215 lb (98 kg)20 March 1992S. St. Paul, MNUnited States Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
74FOshie, T. J.T. J. Oshie5 ft 11 in (180 cm)7002189000000000000189 lb (86 kg)23 December 1986Everett, WAUnited States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
81FKessel, PhilPhil Kessel6 ft 1 in (185 cm)7002202000000000000202 lb (92 kg)2 October 1987Madison, WICanada Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
88FKane, PatrickPatrick Kane5 ft 11 in (180 cm)7002181000000000000181 lb (82 kg)19 November 1988Buffalo, NYUnited States Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships roster[edit]

Goalies
#PlayerCatchesHeightWeightDOBTeam^Birthplace
30Tim ThomasL5' 11"201 lbs.Apr. 15, 1974United States Dallas StarsFlint, MI
33David LeggioL6' 0"187 lbs.Jul. 31, 1984United States Hershey BearsWilliamsville, NY
37Connor HellebuyckL6' 4"200 lbs.May 19, 1993United States UMass Lowell River HawksCommerce, MI
Defensemen
#PlayerShootsHeightWeightDOBTeam^Birthplace
2Jeff PetryR6' 3"195 lbs.Dec. 9, 1987Canada Edmonton OilersAnn Arbor, MI
3Seth JonesR6' 4"206 lbs.Oct. 3, 1994United States Nashville PredatorsPlano, TX
8Jacob TroubaR6' 1"196 lbs.Feb. 26, 1994Canada Winnipeg JetsRochester, MI
29Jake McCabeL6' 0"195 lbs.Oct. 12, 1993United States Buffalo SabresEau Claire, WI
46Matt DonovanL6' 0"195 lbs.May 9, 1990United States New York IslandersEdmond, OK
51Jake GardinerL6' 2"184 lbs.Jul. 4, 1990Canada Toronto Maple LeafsMinnetonka, MN
55Connor MurphyR6' 3"190 lbs.Mar. 26, 1993United States Phoenix CoyotesDublin, OH
65Danny DeKeyserL6' 3"198 lbs.Mar. 7, 1990United States Detroit Red WingsClay Township, MI
Forwards
#PlayerShootsHeightWeightDOBTeam^Birthplace
9Tyler JohnsonR5' 9"182 lbs.Jul. 29, 1990United States Tampa Bay LightningSpokane, WA
10Jimmy HayesR6' 6"221 lbs.Nov. 21, 1989United States Florida PanthersDorchester, MA
11Brock NelsonL6' 3"196 lbs.Oct. 15, 1991United States New York IslandersWarroad, MN
12Kevin HayesL6' 4"216 lbs.May 8, 1992United States Boston College EaglesDorchester, MA
13Colin McDonaldR6' 2"214 lbs.Sep. 30, 1984United States New York IslandersWethersfield, CT
15Craig SmithR6' 1"202 lbs.Sep. 5, 1989United States Nashville PredatorsMadison, WI
19Tim StapletonR5' 9"180 lbs.Jul. 19, 1982Russia Ak Bars KazanLa Grange, IL
21Vincent TrocheckR5' 10"182 lbs.Jul. 11, 1993United States Florida PanthersPittsburgh, PA
23Drew ShoreR6' 3"205 lbs.Jan. 29, 1991United States Florida PanthersDenver, CO
53Johnny GaudreauL5' 8"159 lbsAug. 13, 1993Canada Calgary FlamesCarneys Point, NJ
57Tommy WingelsR6' 0"192 lbs.Apr. 12, 1988United States San Jose SharksEvanston, IL
79Andy MieleL5' 9"175 lbs.Apr. 15, 1988United States Phoenix CoyotesGrosse Pointe Woods, MI
88Peter MuellerR6' 2"209 lbs.Apr. 14, 1988Switzerland Kloten FlyersBloomington, MN
89Justin AbdelkaderL6' 1"219 lbs.Feb. 25, 1987United States Detroit Red WingsMuskegon, MI

^ – Most recent team before the 2014 World Championship

Olympic record[edit]

YearResult
1920 Silver
1924 Silver
1928did not participate
1932 Silver
1936 Bronze
1948disqualified
1952 Silver
1956 Silver
1960 Gold
19645th place
19686th place
1972 Silver
19765th place
1980 Gold
19847th place
19887th place
19924th place
19948th place
19986th place
2002 Silver
20068th place
2010 Silver
20144th place
Totals
GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
2128111

World Championship record[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.[10]
  • 1920 – Won silver medal
  • 1924 – Won silver medal
  • 1928Did not participate
  • 1930Did not participate
  • 1931 – Won silver medal
  • 1932 – Won silver medal
  • 1933Won gold medal
  • 1934 – Won silver medal
  • 1935 – Did not participate
  • 1936 – Won bronze medal
  • 1937 – Did not participate
  • 1938 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1939 – Won silver medal
  • 1940–46 – Not held[11]
  • 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
  • 1953–1954 – Did not participate
  • 1955 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1956 – Won silver medal
  • 1957 – Did not participate
  • 1958 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1959 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1960Won 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")[12]
  • 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[13]
  • 1981 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1982 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1983 – Finished in 9th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1984 – Not held[13]
  • 1985 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1986 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1987 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1988 – Not held[13]
  • 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

Canada Cup record[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Others[edit]

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. ^ Darren Eliot (2002-02-15). "Final round wide open with six teams in the hunt". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  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. ^ "2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team Announced". USAHockey.com. 
  8. ^ "Roster Men's Team". USAHockey.com. 
  9. ^ Team Roster United States
  10. ^ See: Ice Hockey World Championships.
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ USA Hockey Deutschland Cup Archives
  15. ^ 2003&2004 Deutschland Cup
  16. ^ 2005 Deutschland Cup
  17. ^ USA Hockey Deutschland/TUI Cup results

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