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USA Hockey have announced the majority of their roster for the upcoming World Hockey Championships and Belarus. Coached by former Flyers bench boss Peter Laviolette, the Americans are hoping to improve upon their third place finish in 2013 when goaltender John Gibson and forward Paul Stastny led the team throughout. Craig Smith and Tim Stapleton return to the squad in hopes of repeating their performance for a second straight year.

Name PositionTeam
Connor HellebuyckGoalieUMass Lowell (NCAA)
David LeggioGoalieHershey Bears (AHL)
Tim ThomasGoalieDallas Stars
Matt DonovanDefensemanNew York Islanders
Danny DeKeyserDefensemanDetroit Red Wings
Jake GardinerDefensemanToronto Maple Leafs
Seth JonesDefensemanNashville Predators
Jake McCabeDefensemanBuffalo Sabres
Jeff PetryDefensemanEdmonton Oilers
Jacob TroubaDefensemanWinnipeg Jets
Connor MurphyDefensemanPhoenix Coyotes
Jimmy HayesForwardFlorida Panthers
Kevin HayesForwardBoston College (HEA)
Peter MuellerForwardKloten Flyers (NLA)
Brock NelsonForwardNew York Islanders
Drew ShoreForwardFlorida Panthers
Craig SmithForwardNashville Predators
Tim StapletonForwardAK Bars Kazan (KHL)
Vince TrocheckForwardFlorida Panthers
Andy MieleForwardPhoenix Coyotes
Tyler JohnsonForwardTampa Bay Lightning
Colin McDonaldForwardNew York Islanders
Johnny GaudreauForwardCalgary Flames
Tommy Wingels ForwardSan Jose Sharks
Justin AbdelkaderForwardDetroit Red Wings

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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