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USA Hockey Announces 17 Players For Team USA

from USAHockey,

USA Hockey announced today the first 17 players that will compete for the 2012 U.S. Men’s National Team at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship, May 4-20, in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

The group includes one goaltender, five defensemen and 11 forwards.

Highlighting the roster are six players with U.S. Olympic or U.S. Men’s National Team credentials. Forwards Paul Stastny (St. Louis, Mo./Colorado Avalanche/Univ. of Denver) and Bobby Ryan (Cherry Hill, N.J./Anaheim Ducks) and defenseman Jack Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Columbus Blue Jackets/Univ. of Michigan) each collected silver medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.

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Primis's avatar

Typical Team USA type of team.  A couple really good forwards, a lukewarm-but-young defense so far, and just a lot of good role players…

It’s nice to see guys like Petry, Slater, Dwyer, etc get nods though.  This is a roster that’s going to have to outwork everyone else just to have the chance to win.

Posted by Primis on 04/11/12 at 02:13 PM ET

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