USA Hockey unveiled its Men's National Team Orientation Camp roster Monday, naming 48 players to the squad. Alongside NHL veterans Zach Parise, Ryan Miller, Patrick Kane and Jack Johnson were some younger, less experienced players, five of them under the age of 21.
David Poile, general manager of the 2014 U.S. Olympic team, said he has high hopes for the young players invited to camp.
"I want them to be part of this experience and we'll just see what happens," Poile said. "If they're not better than somebody right now, that's fine, we've got other guys. This is part of the whole USA philosophy in terms of certainly putting our focus on Sochi, but also looking a little bit to the future."