Colorado Springs, CO -- USA Hockey today announced that it will name additional players to the 2002 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team on Wednesday, December 19. The announcement will take place during the ESPN Wednesday Night Hockey national telecast at 8:00 PM ET, featuring the Rangers and the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden.
To date, USA Hockey has named 15 members to the 23-player roster for the 2002 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team, which will compete in the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah in February. Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch has already been named to the club. The deadline for each country to announce their final roster is Saturday, December 22.