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York Named to U.S. Olympic Team

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

USA Hockey announced today that forward Mike York will be one of 23 players on the Team USA roster for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

York was one of six players added to the team today. Joining him are forwards: Brian Rolston (Boston Bruins) and Adam Deadmarsh (Los Angeles Kings) and defensemen: Aaron Miller (Los Angeles Kings), Tom Poti (Edmonton Oilers) and Phil Housley (Chicago), the all-time leading NHL scorer among U.S.-born players.

The addition of these six players closes out the roster at 23.

At 23-years of age, York is the youngest member of Team USA. The 5-10, 185-pound native of Waterford, Michigan currently leads all U.S.-born players and is tied for fourth in the NHL with 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 38 games with the Rangers. York is also tied for second in the NHL with Team USA captain Chris Chelios with a plus-22 rating.

For the final U.S. Olympic roster and player bios click here.
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