With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics set to get underway in just over a month from now, the men’s USA hockey roster was announced on Wednesday.
The team will carry a total of 25 players made up of 3 goalies, 14 forwards and 8 defensemen. Of the group, 13 players have prior Olympic experience. The USA will square with Slovakia on February 13 in the opening round.
The roster is as follows:
Forwards: David Backes, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Paul Stastny, Derek Stepan, James van Riemsdyk, Blake Wheeler