NEW YORK -- The world's biggest ice hockey tournament is only eight months away and Team USA is slowly taking shape with news coming Tuesday of the 34 players that have been invited to participate in the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp next month.
USA Hockey will hold the orientation camp from Aug. 17-19 at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodbridge, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. The Olympic tournament runs from Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver.
Nineteen forwards, 12 defensemen and three goalies made the first cut. Eighteen were first-round draft picks and 11 formerly participated in USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.
Here are the invitees:
: Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick, Tim ThomasDefensemen
: Tom Gilbert, Tim Gleason, Ron Hainsey, Erik Johnson, Jack Johnson, Mike Komisarek
, Paul Martin, Brooks Orpik, Brian Rafalski, Rob Scuderi, Ryan Suter, Ryan Whitney
: David Backes, David Booth, Dustin Brown, Dustin Byflugien, Ryan Callahan, Chris Drury, Scott Gomez
, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, Jamie Langenbrunner, Ryan Malone, Mike Modano, Kyle Okposo, T.J. Oshie, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Bobby Ryan, Paul Stastny
Author: Dan Rosen | NHL.com Staff Writer