Devoidof NHL players for the first time in decades, it's anyone's best gue s whothe United States will take to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
But in the first, incomplete glimpse at the men's ice hockey team, USA Hockey on Wednesday , theonlyorganized pre-Gamestournament in which the national team will participate before the U.S. braintrustmakes their selections forPyeongchang. Jan Rutta Jersey NHL veteransBrian Gionta and Ryan Maloneare among the more notable names on the 29-man roster for the tournament,heldNov. 10-12 inAugsburg, Germany.
Gionta, an NHL free agent, and Malone, who's playing fortheAHL's Iowa Wild, are eligible for Pyeongchangbecause they aren't signed to NHL contracts.Both were members ofthe 2006 and2010 Olympic teams, and are likely tobe ED Belfour Jersey the only ones with prior Olympic experience, should they make the Team USAroster.
When it comes to final selections, the majority of the roster will be made of arelatively anonymousgroup of Americans playing profe sionally in Europe.
Martin Havlat Jersey A total of 21 players included on the Deutschland Cup team have NHL experience, though most are playing overseas in 2017-18.
The tournament roster doesn't include topNCAA players like Jordan Greenway or Troy Terry, who are considered Olympic locks. If selected, they'll play out their collegiate seasons before joining the national teamto practice in the weeks before the Olympic tournament begins.
The full roster isbelow. Each player is listed with their current profe sional team.
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Sean Backman,Eisbren Berlin (DEL)Garrett Roe, EV Zug (NLA)Drew Shore, ZSC Lions (NLA)Robbie Earl, EHC Biel-Bienne (NLA)Broc Little, HC Davos (NLA)Dan Sexton, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL)Jim Slater, HC Fribourg-Gottron (NLA)Brian Gionta, NHL free agent Brent Seabrook Jersey (Played 2016-17 season with Buffalo Sabres)Brian O'Neill, Jokerit (KHL)Andy Miele, Malm Redhawks (SHL)Chad Kolarik, Adler Mannheim (DEL)Mark Arcobello, SC Bern (NLA)Ryan Lasch, Frlunda HC (SHL)Ryan Malone, Iowa Wild (AHL)Ryan Stoa, Spartak Moskva (KHL)
Noah Welch, Vxj Lakers (SHL)Mike Lundin, Jokerit (KHL)Matt Donovan, Frlunda HC (SHL)Jonathan Blum, Admiral Vladivostok (KHL)Matt Gilroy, Jokerit (KHL)Mark Stuart, Adler Mannheim Brandon Manning Jersey (DEL)Ryan Gunderson, Bryns IF (SHL)Tom Gilbert, Nrnberg Ice Tigers (DEL)Dylan Reese, HV71 (SHL)Bobby Sanguinetti, HC Lugano (NLA)Chad Billins, Linkping HC (SHL)
DavidLeggio,EHCMnchen(DEL)Ryan Zapolski, Jokerit (KHL)Brandon Maxwell, BK Mlada Boleslav (Czech)