The list of men’s 2022 Ice Hockey Olympics in the USA was presented on Thursday and is expected to be full of university players. Of the 25 players on the roster, 15 play collegiate hockey. Another six US players played in the NHL.
You will not find active NHL players in this year’s Olympic team. The league decided not to send them to Beijing because it decided to give up the Olympic break and catch up with the matches postponed due to COVID-19. The NHL didn’t send any players to the 2018 games either.
With no NHL players on the rosters, this year’s tournament is likely to feature fans showing the many players who will participate and a chance for some of the players to become known before their professional careers begin.
Here is a list of the US men’s hockey team before the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. The men’s ice hockey competition begins on February 9.
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Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Roster
As expected, undergraduates are the leaders in the 2522 Beijing Olympics roster. The biggest names include two selections from the first round of the NHL 2020 draft – Jake Sanderson (fifth overall, Senators) and Brendan Brisson (29th, Golden Knights). – and second overall pick at draft 2021, Matty Beniers (Kraken).
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This year, there is again only one player from 2018 in the team: forward Brian O’Neill. O’Neill, 33, has played 22 games during his NHL career and scored 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 members of this year’s team with NHL experience.
|Nick Abruzzese||Forward||Harvard (NCAA)|
|Ken Agostino||Forward||torpedo (KHL)|
|Matty Beniers||Forward||Michigan (NCAA)|
|Brendan Brisson||Forward||Michigan (NCAA)|
|Noah Cates||Forward||Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)|
|Sean Farrell||Forward||Harvard (NCAA)|
|Sam Hentges||Forward||St. Cloud State (NCAA)|
|Matthew Knies||Forward||Minnesota (NCAA)|
|Mark McLaughlin||Forward||Boston College (NCAA)|
|Ben Meyers||Forward||Minnesota (NCAA|
|Andy Miele||Forward||torpedo (KHL)|
|Brian O’Neill||Forward||Jokerit (KHL)|
|Nick Shore||Forward||Novosibirsk (KHL)|
|Nathan Smith||Forward||State of Minnesota (NCAA)|
|Brian Cooper||Defense||IK Oskarshamn (SHL)|
|Brock Faber||Defense||Minnesota (NCAA)|
|Drew Helleson||Defense||Boston College (NCAA)|
|Steven Kampfer||Defense||Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)|
|Aaron Ness||Defense||Providence (AHL)|
|Nick Perbix||Defense||St. Cloud State (NCAA)|
|Jake Sanderson||Defense||North Dakota (NCAA)|
|David Warsofsky||Defense||Ingolstadt (DEL)|
|Drew Commesso||Keeper||Boston University (NCAA)|
|Strauss Mann||Keeper||Skelleftea (SHL)|
|Pat Nagle||Keeper||Lehigh Valley (AHL)|
Who coaches the American men’s hockey team?
In line with the youth movement in this year’s team, the US team’s coaches have experience from university ranks.
This year’s head coach is David Quinn, who has spent three seasons as the Rangers head coach, setting a 96-87-25 record. Prior to joining New York, Quinn led Boston University to four NCAA positions in five years, including second place in 2015. During his time with Terriers, he scored 105-69-21.
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Minnesota State Coach Mike Hastings joins Quinn on the bench as an assistant, whose team reached Frozen Four in 2021; Coach St. Cloud State Brett Larson, whose team finished second last year; and Penguins Player Development Director Scott Young, who was Quinn’s assistant at BU. Goalkeeper coach David Lassonde has three decades of college coaching experience.
The team’s general manager is former NHL goalkeeper John Vanbiesbrouck. He is also Assistant to the Executive Director of Hockey Operations for USA Hockey.
|David Quinn||Head Coach||New York Rangers (2018-21)|
|Mike Hastings||Assistant coach||State of Minnesota (2012-present)|
|Brett Larson||Assistant coach||St. Cloud State (2018-present)|
|Scott Young||Assistant coach||Pittsburgh Penguins (2017-present)|
|David Lassonde||Goalkeeping coach||American Hockey (2013-present)|
|Alex Dawes||Video coach||Penn State (2014-present)|
USA men’s hockey team at the Olympic Games
Men from the USA have historically been successful in ice hockey. They won a total of 11 medals, including eight silver medals, mostly from all countries. However, the team has not won a gold medal since 1980 in Lake Placid, NY; this team with its “Miracle on Ice” secured one of the key moments in the history of American sport.
It has been 12 years since Vancouver took home the US medal in 2010. The Americans did not win a medal in three of the last four Olympics.
|2002||Salt Lake City||silver|
Schedule of the Olympic Games in Men’s Ice Hockey 2022
Team USA is one of 12 teams that qualified for the Beijing Olympics. He will play in Group A. His rivals in the group will be Canada, China and Germany.
|10th of February||USA vs. China (Preliminary Round)||8:10|
|February 11th||USA vs. Canada (Preliminary Round)||23:10|
|February 13||USA vs. Germany (Preliminary Round)||8:10|
|15th February||Men’s hockey playoff qualifiers||TBD|
|February 16||Men’s Hockey Quarterfinals||TBD|
|18 February||Men’s hockey semifinals||TBD|
|February 19||Men’s bronze hockey match||8:10|
|February 19||Men’s hockey match for a gold medal||23:10|