Avalanche center Paul Stastny
is currently participating in the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Orientation Camp, which kicked off Monday at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Ill.
Stastny, Colorado’s lone representative at the camp, is one of 34 NHL players in attendance at the August 17-19 orientation event. The camp is designed to assist in the selection of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team that will compete at the XXI Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 12-28, 2010, in Vancouver, B.C.
Stastny appeared in 45 games with the Avalanche in 2008-09, posting 36 points (11g/25a). He represented the United States at the 2007 IIHF Men’s World Championship, where he ranked second on the team in goals (4) and points (8). The 6-foot, 205-pound center also skated with the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2004 Viking Cup, where he led Team USA to a second-place finish and earned the tournament’s Top Forward award after totaling 11 points (6g/5a).
The 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team will be coached by Ron Wilson, with John Tortorella and Scott Gordon serving as assistant coaches.