So far USA Hockey has named one goaltender, six defensemen and eight forwards.
Eleven of the fifteen are most recently National Hockey League players whose teams fell short of the playoffs.
Most Recent Team (League)
|Marc Arcobello||F||Arizona Coyotes (NHL)|
|Justin Faulk||D||Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)|
|Jake Gardiner||D||Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)|
|Matt Hendricks||F||Edmonton Oilers (NHL)|
|Torey Krug||D||Boston Bruins (NHL)|
|Dylan Larkin||F||University of Michigan (Big Ten)|
|Trevor Lewis||F||Los Angeles Kings (NHL)|
|Alex Lyon||G||Yale University (ECAC Hockey)|
|John Moore||D||Arizona Coyotes (NHL)|
|Jeremy Morin||F||Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)|
|Steve Moses||F||Jokerit (KHL)|
|Connor Murphy||D||Arizona Coyotes (NHL)|
|Mike Reilly||D||University of Minnesota (Big Ten)|
|Dan Sexton||F||Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik (KHL)|
|Ben Smith||F||San Jose Sharks (NHL)|
The team includes Justin Faulk, of the Carolina Hurricanes, a defenseman who served as a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team in Sochi, Russia. Faulk helped Team USA win three medals in previous IIHF events, including bronze at the 2013 Men’s World Championships.
The roster so far also includes 2010 IIHF World Junior gold medalists Jake Gardiner (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Jeremy Morin (Columbus Blue Jackets), and 2013 IIHF World Junior gold medalists Connor Murphy (Arizona Coyotes) and Mike Reilly (University of Minnesota).
Of the 15 players already named to Team USA, 11 have previous experience skating with the U.S. National Team.