Sports Gionta, Wisniewski highlight U.S. men's Olympic roster

23:20  01 january  2018
23:20  01 january  2018 Source:   theScore

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The U.S. men's Olympic hockey team won't feature current NHL players, but there will be a few familiar faces playing for gold next month in Pyeonchang, South Korea.

The full roster was named Monday during the second intermission of the Winter Classic at Citi Field in New York, with forward Brian Gionta - who will be team captain - and defenseman James Wisniewski serving as the most notable names.

Here's a look at the roster:

Goalies

Ryan Zapolski (KHL)

(Two more goalies will added to the roster later in January.)

Defensemen

Chad Billins (Swedish League)

Jonathon Blum (KHL)

Will Borgen (NCAA)

Matt Gilroy (KHL)

Ryan Gunderson (Swedish League)

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Former Buffalo Sabres centre Brian Gionta was named captain of the U . S . men ' s Olympic hockey team on Monday. AHL star Chris Bourque and a handful of former NHL players now in Europe, including Mark Arcobello, Jim Slater, James Wisniewski and Bobby Sanguinetti, are expected to help

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Bobby Sanguinetti (Swiss League)

Noah Welch (Swedish League)

James Wisniewski (German 2nd League)

Forwards

Mark Arcobello (Swiss League)

Chris Bourque (AHL)

Bobby Butler (AHL)

Ryan Donato (NCAA)

Brian Gionta (unsigned)

Jordan Greenway (NCAA)

Chad Kolarik (German League)

Broc Little (Swiss League)

John McCarthy (AHL)

Brian O’Neill (KHL)

Garrett Roe (Swiss League)

Jim Slater (Swiss League)

Ryan Stoa (KHL)

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Troy Terry (NCAA)

Tony Granato will serve as head coach.

The men's Olympic hockey tournament will run from Feb. 14-25.

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