Joe Pavelski was the only San Jose Sharks player named to the 2014 U.S. Hockey team when the announcement came after the Bridgestone Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the University of Michigan on New Year’s Day.
Pavelski will be on the team for the second time having been a member of the U.S. Olympic hockey team that won a silver medal in Vancouver in 2010.
Thirteen players from the Vancouver 2010 team were named to the 25-man roster for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
The NY Rangers have the most of any one team, with three players, Ryan Callahan, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonough all making the 2014 squad.
The state of Minnesota has the most born players with eight and New York State has five.
Goaltenders selected were Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres, Jonathan Quick from the Los Angeles Kings, and Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings.
Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan, a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic team was not included on the roster for this year's team.
The other members in Group A with the U.S. team are Russia, Slovakia and Slovenia in the preliminary round with the first game scheduled for February 13th against Slovakia.