Parise, Oshie Make USA Olympic Team

UND will have two players representing Team USA on both the men’s and women’s side.

Former Hobey Baker finalists Zach Parise and T.J. Oshie both are on the American men’s team, which was revealed after the Winter Classic on Wednesday afternoon.

This is the second trip to the Olympics for Parise, the first for Oshie.

Team USA roster

David Backes, MSU-Mankato
Dustin Brown, OHL
Ryan Callahan, OHL
Patrick Kane, OHL
Ryan Kesler, Ohio State
Phil Kessel, Minnesota
T.J. Oshie, North Dakota
Max Pacioretty, Michigan
Zach Parise, North Dakota
Joe Pavelski, Wisconsin
Paul Stastny, Denver
Derek Stepan, Wisconsin
James van Riemsdyk, New Hampshire
Blake Wheeler, Minnesota

John Carlson, OHL
Justin Faulk, Minnesota Duluth
Cam Fowler, OHL
Paul Martin, Minnesota
Ryan McDonagh, Wisconsin
Brooks Orpik, Boston College
Kevin Shattenkirk, Boston University
Ryan Suter, Wisconsin

Jimmy Howard, Maine
Ryan Miller, Michigan State
Jonathan Quick, UMass

16 Responses

  1. noblindersonme

    Phil Kessel – brother of the Kessel on the women’s Olympic team?
    nice story there along with the Lamoreuxs!

  2. Sioux Fan3.0

    I can answer the big buff question. He is too big/slow on the big ice surface and if u look at his +/- this year it is not pretty. Now Jack Johnson is the real barn-burner along with Saad are questionable non picks but buff, nah…

  3. Kroger

    I think they missed on the D selections. I like Orpik and Martin, but they shouldn’t have passed on Jack Johnson and Keith Yandle’s speed for the coach’s bias. I’m also not really sure how Stastny or Wheeler fit in either, other than maybe as semi-versatile scratches.

  4. SWMNSiouxFan

    Team is stacked. Agree with some of the questions on selections, but they were all possibilities according to the experts. Hard to believe team Canada’s roster will look more impressive, hope the team concept comes through these Olympics and the gold comes back to the States.

  5. Mike

    “We did not pick the 25 best players,” general manager David Poile said. “We picked the 25 players we thought gave us a chance to win the gold medal.”

    Sound familiar?


  6. MN Sioux Fan

    Chorske says not enough Players from MN (Gophers is what he really means). Wtf. The dynamics of USA hockey have changed a great deal in the last 20 or so years since the implementation of the National Development Program in Ann Arbor. And there are kids from all over the country, in areas never heard of for producing hockey players, playing the game. Could it be other areas of the country are catching up to Minnesota when it comes to hockey development? Nah. It’s because USA Hockey doesn’t like kids from Minnesota.

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