Rivals Unite on U.S. Olympic Team
Fourteen NCAA hockey teams will have former players on the 2014 U.S. Men's Olympic Team, as 20 of the 25 players on Team USA developed in the NCAA ranks.
Among those selected are players who battled with and against each other for conference titles and Frozen Four glory. Twelve of the 20 selections combined for 17 Frozen Four appearances in their NCAA careers, with six of them winning national championships.
Wisconsin leads all NCAA schools with four former players. Minnesota (three) and North Dakota (two) also have multiple alums on the list, while Boston College, Boston University, Denver, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State, New Hampshire and Ohio State have one each.
Ten of the Olympians were All-Americans during their NCAA careers. Goaltender Ryan Miller, who led the Americans to silver in 2010, is the lone Hobey Baker Award winner to make the team.
Former NCAA Players on the U.S. Olympic Team
|Player||Pos.||NHL Team||NCAA Team|
|Ryan Miller||G||Buffalo||Michigan State|
|Jonathan Quick||G||Los Angeles||Massachusetts|
|Justin Faulk||D||Carolina||Minnesota Duluth|
|Ryan McDonagh||D||NY Rangers||Wisconsin|
|Brooks Orpik||D||Pittsburgh||Boston College|
|Kevin Shattenkirk||D||St. Louis||Boston University|
|David Backes||F||St. Louis||Minnesota State|
|Ryan Kesler||F||Vancouver||Ohio State|
|T.J. Oshie||F||St. Louis||North Dakota|
|Zach Parise||F||Minnesota||North Dakota|
|Joe Pavelski||F||San Jose||Wisconsin|
|Derek Stepan||F||NY Rangers||Wisconsin|
|James van Riemsdyk||F||Toronto||New Hampshire|