U.S. men’s Olympic camp roster heavy on former college players

More than two-thirds of the players selected for the camp that will help select the 2014 U.S. men’s Olympic team come from college hockey roots.

Of 48 players named to the U.S. Men’s National Team Orientation Camp in August, 33 played in college.

Minnesota had seven former players chosen, with Wisconsin right behind at six. There are three ex-Michigan players; two players each from Boston College, Denver, Michigan State and North Dakota; and one each from Boston University, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State, New Hampshire, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Western Michigan.

Former Bowling Green player Dan Bylsma is the coach, while Tony Granato (Wisconsin), Peter Laviolette (Westfield State) and Todd Richards (Minnesota) are assistants.

Here are the former college players selected for the camp that will take place in Arlington, Va., on Aug. 26 and 27:


Jimmy Howard, Maine
Ryan Miller, Michigan State
Jonathan Quick, Massachusetts
Cory Schneider, Boston College


Dan DeKeyser, Western Michigan
Justin Faulk, Minnesota-Duluth
Jake Gardiner, Wisconsin
Erik Johnson, Minnesota
Jack Johnson, Michigan
Nick Leddy, Minnesota
Paul Martin, Minnesota
Ryan McDonagh, Wisconsin
Brooks Orpik, Boston College
Kevin Shattenkirk, Boston University
Ryan Suter, Wisconsin
Jacob Trouba, Michigan


Justin Abdelkader, Michigan State
David Backes, Minnesota State
Beau Bennett, Denver
Nick Bjugstad, Minnesota
Ryan Kesler, Ohio State
Phil Kessel, Minnesota
Kyle Okposo, Minnesota
T.J. Oshie, North Dakota
Max Pacioretty, Michigan
Kyle Palmieri, Notre Dame
Zach Parise, North Dakota
Joe Pavelski, Wisconsin
Craig Smith, Wisconsin
Paul Stastny, Denver
Derek Stepan, Wisconsin
James van Riemsdyk, New Hampshire
Blake Wheeler, Minnesota

For the full roster, click here.