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To help celebrate Hockey Day in America, I created an all-time United States Hockey Team with a goalie, two defensemen and three forwards for RLD Hockey.
You can click here to check it out or continue below. Feel free to chime in on whether you agree, whether you disagree, whether you think I left someone yet, etc.
RLD All-Time American Lineup
By Patrick Hoffman
To celebrate Hockey Day in America here at RLD Hockey, I am proud to present you puckheads an historic/ultimate All-American hockey lineup.
The team has three forwards, two defensemen and of course, a goaltender. In naming this team, I looked at how they did both internationally and in the NHL. While you may not agree with my picks, I feel that the players mentioned below are worthy of being on our All-American hockey team.
Goaltender - Mike Richter (NYR)
This was an absolute no brainer.
In talking about former Rangers netminder Mike Richter, you are talking about a goaltender that won All-Star Game MVP (1994), a Stanley Cup (1994), a World Cup and World Cup MVP (1996), a silver medal (2002 Winter Olympics). He is a 300-game winner in the NHL and a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Richter is the all-time leader in wins for the Rangers and was a winner in every sense of the term.
If things ended today, Richter should go down as the best American-born goaltender in hockey.