The 2022 US men’s Olympic ice hockey roster was released Thursday, and as expected, it’s packed with college players. Of the 25 players on the roster, 15 play college hockey. Six other American players have played in the NHL.
You won’t find active NHL players on this year’s Olympic team. The league opted not to send them to Beijing because it decided to forgo the Olympic break and make up games postponed due to COVID-19. The NHL also didn’t send players to 2018 games.
With no NHL players on Olympic rosters, this year’s tournament will likely be an introduction for fans to many of the players who will be participating, and a chance for some of the players to become household names before their professional careers end. take off
Here is the roster of the US men’s hockey team ahead of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. The men’s ice hockey competition will begin on February 9.
US Olympic men’s ice hockey roster
Unsurprisingly, college players top the 25-man roster for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Among the biggest names are two first-round picks from the 2020 NHL Draft: Jake Sanderson (fifth overall, Senators ) and Brendan Brisson (29, Golden Knights), and the second overall pick in the 2021 draft, Matty Beniers (Kraken).
Only one player from 2018 is back on the team this year: forward Brian O’Neill. O’Neill, 33, played in 22 NHL games during his career and recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in five games at the 2018 Olympics.
O’Neill, Ken Agostino (86 games), Andy Miele (15 games), Nick Shore (299 games), Steven Kampfer (231 games) and David Warsofsky (55 games) are this year’s team members with experience in the NHL.
|Nick Abruzzese||Ahead||Harvard (NCAA)|
|Ken Agostino||Ahead||Torpedo (KHL)|
|matty beniers||Ahead||Michigan (NCAA)|
|brendan brisson||Ahead||Michigan (NCAA)|
|Noah Cates||Ahead||Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)|
|Sean Farrell||Ahead||Harvard (NCAA)|
|sam hentges||Ahead||St. Cloud State (NCAA)|
|matthew knies||Ahead||Minnesota (NCAA)|
|brand mclaughlin||Ahead||Boston University (NCAA)|
|ben meyers||Ahead||Minnesota (NCAA)|
|andy honey||Ahead||Torpedo (KHL)|
|Brian O’Neill||Ahead||Jokerit (KHL)|
|nick shore||Ahead||Novosibirsk (KHL)|
|Nathan Smith||Ahead||Minnesota State (NCAA)|
|Brian Cooper||Defending||IK Oskarshamn (SHL)|
|brock faber||Defending||Minnesota (NCAA)|
|drew helleson||Defending||Boston University (NCAA)|
|steven kampfer||Defending||Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)|
|Aaron Ness||Defending||Providence (AHL)|
|Nick Perbix||Defending||St. Cloud State (NCAA)|
|jake sanderson||Defending||North Dakota (NCAA)|
|David Warsofsky||Defending||Ingolstadt (DEL)|
|drew commesso||goalkeeper||Boston University (NCAA)|
|strauss mann||goalkeeper||Skelleftea (SHL)|
|pat nagle||goalkeeper||Lehigh Valley (AHL)|
Who coaches the US men’s ice hockey team?
According to the youth movement on this year’s team, the coaches of the US team have experience in the collegiate ranks.
This year’s head coach is David Quinn, who spent three seasons as head coach of the Rangers, where he compiled a record of 96-87-25. Prior to his time in New York, Quinn guided Boston University to four NCAA Tournament berths in five years, including a runner-up finish in 2015. He went 105-69-21 during his time with the Terriers.
Joining Quinn on the bench as assistants are Minnesota State coach Mike Hastings, whose team made the 2021 Frozen Four; St. Cloud State coach Brett Larson, whose team finished runner-up last year; and Penguins director of player development Scott Young, who was Quinn’s assistant at BU. Goalkeeping coach David Lassonde has three decades of experience as a college coach.
Former NHL goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck is the team’s general manager. He is also the executive assistant director of hockey operations for USA Hockey.
|David Quinn||Trainer||New York Rangers (2018-21)|
|mike hastings||assistant coach||State of Minnesota (2012–present)|
|Brett Larson||assistant coach||State of St. Cloud (2018–present)|
|scott young||assistant coach||Pittsburgh Penguins (2017–present)|
|david lassonde||Goalkeeping coach||USA Hockey (2013–present)|
|alex dawes||video coach||State of Pennsylvania (2014–present)|
US men’s ice hockey team at the Olympics
Historically, American men have been successful in ice hockey. They have won 11 medals overall, including eight silver medals, the most of any country. However, the team hasn’t won a gold medal since 1980 in Lake Placid, NY; that team provided one of the seminal moments in American sports history with their “Miracle on Ice.”
It has been 12 years since Vancouver in 2010 that Team USA took home a medal. The Americans have not won a medal in three of the last four Olympic Games.
|2002||Salt Lake City||Silver|
Team USA Men’s Ice Hockey 2022 Olympics Schedule
Team USA is one of 12 teams that qualified for the Beijing Olympics. They will play in Group A. Their opponents in the group stage will be Canada, China and Germany.
|Feb. 10||USA vs. China (preliminary round)||8:10 a.m.|
|February 11th||USA vs. Canada (preliminary round)||23:10|
|February 13th||USA vs. Germany (preliminary round)||8:10 a.m.|
|February 15||Men’s Hockey Qualifying Playoff||Determined|
|February 16th||Men’s hockey quarterfinals||Determined|
|18th of February||Men’s Hockey Semifinals||Determined|
|February 19th||Men’s Hockey Bronze Medal Game||8:10 a.m.|
|February 19th||Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game||23:10|