|Nickname(s)||Team U.S.A., Ice Yanks|
|Head coach||Tony Granato|
|Most games||Mark Johnson (151)|
|Most points||Mark Johnson (146)|
|Current IIHF||5 1|
|Highest IIHF||4 (2016)|
|Lowest IIHF||7 (first in 2003)|
| United States 29-0 Switzerland
(Antwerp, Belgium; April 23, 1920)
| United States 31-1 Italy
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; February 1, 1948)
| Sweden 17-2 United States
(Stockholm, Sweden; March 12, 1963)
Soviet Union 17-2 United States
(Stockholm, Sweden; March 15, 1969)
|IIHF World Championships|
|Appearances||69 (first in 1920)|
|Best result||Gold: 2 (1933, 1960)|
|Canada Cup / World Cup|
|Appearances||8 (first in 1976)|
|Best result||Winner: 1 (1996)|
|Appearances||21 (first in 1920)|
|Medals|| Gold (1960, 1980)
Silver (1920, 1924, 1932, 1952, 1956, 1972, 2002, 2010)
The United States men's national ice hockey team is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with its U18 and U17 development program in Plymouth, Michigan. The team is controlled by USA Hockey, the governing body for organized ice hockey in the United States. The US team is ranked 4th in the IIHF World Rankings. The current head coach is Tony Granato.
The United States won gold medals at the 1960 and 1980 Winter Olympics and more recently, silver medals at the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics. The United States won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. The team's most recent medal at the World Championships came with a bronze in 2015. They won the tournament in 1933 and 1960. Unlike other nations, the United States doesn't typically use its best NHL players in the World Championships even when they're available. Instead, USA Hockey uses this tournament as a platform for young NHLers and college players.
As of 2014, the US has a registered ice hockey population of 611,926 with USA Hockey.USA Hockey is the largest governing body for ice hockey in the United States and is considered the best representation of the number of players playing ice hockey in the US.
The American ice hockey team's greatest success was the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York when American college players defeated the heavily favored professionals from the Soviet Union on the way to a gold medal. Though hockey is not a major sport in most areas of the United States, the "Miracle" is often listed as one of the all-time greatest American sporting achievements. The United States also won the gold medal in the 1960 Games at Squaw Valley, California, defeating the Soviet Union, Canada, Czechoslovakia, and Sweden along the way. However, since this victory is not as well known as the 1980 win, it has come to be known as the "Forgotten Miracle".
U.S. hockey experienced a spike in talent in the 1980s and 1990s, with future National Hockey League (NHL) stars including Tony Amonte, Chris Chelios, Derian Hatcher, Brett Hull, Pat LaFontaine, John LeClair, Brian Leetch, Mike Modano, Mike Richter, Jeremy Roenick, Kevin Stevens, Keith Tkachuk, and Doug Weight. Although the United States finished no higher than fourth in any World or Olympic event from 1981 through 1994 (the US never used its best in these tournaments), the Americans did reach the final of the 1991 Canada Cup and did win the 1996 World Cup with a squad of NHL players. Six years later, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and NHL arranged to accommodate an Olympic break in the NHL schedule, the United States earned a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics with a roster that included NHL stars Adam Deadmarsh, Chris Drury, Brian Rafalski, and Brian Rolston. But by 2006, many of these NHL All-Stars had retired or had declined with age. Though the 2006 Olympic team finished a disappointing 8th, it was more of a transitional team, featuring young NHL players like Rick DiPietro, John-Michael Liles, and Jordan Leopold.
The 2010 U.S. Olympic team was composed of much younger and faster players than teams of previous years, including David Backes, Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson, Patrick Kane, Phil Kessel, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Bobby Ryan, Paul Stastny, and Ryan Suter. The team also had a solid group of veterans that included top NHL goalie Ryan Miller top defenseman Brian Rafalski and U.S. Olympic Team Captain Jamie Langenbrunner. The U.S. team upset team Canada 5-3 in the round-robin phase of the tournament and went into the single elimination phase of the tournament as the number-one seeded team. After beating Finland 6-1 the United States advanced to the gold medal game, where they lost in overtime 3-2 to Canada to claim the silver medal. The gold medal game between Canada and the United States was watched by an estimated 27.6 million U.S. households. This was the most watched hockey game in America since the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" game, including any Stanley Cup Final or NHL Winter Classic broadcast.
The NHL pulled out of the Olympics for the 2018 competition in a dispute over insurance and the IOC's ambush marketing restrictions, prohibiting the national teams from inviting any player it held under contract. On January 1, 2018, the US roster was announced. Five players both from the Swiss National League and the KHL, four players from the NCAA, three players from the Swedish League and the AHL and two players from the German League made the team. Brian Gionta, the captain, is the lone unsigned free agent in the 25-men roster (he was signed to a practice squad contract with an AHL team at the time).
Head coach: Tony Granato
|4||D||Billins, ChadChad Billins||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||79 kg (174 lb)||May 26, 1989||Linköpings HC|
|5||D||Welch, NoahNoah Welch - A||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)||100 kg (220 lb)||August 26, 1982||Växjö Lakers|
|7||F||McCarthy, JohnJohn McCarthy||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||88 kg (194 lb)||August 9, 1986||San Jose Barracuda|
|9||F||O'Neill, BrianBrian O'Neill||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||78 kg (172 lb)||June 1, 1988||Jokerit|
|11||F||Roe, GarrettGarrett Roe||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||82 kg (181 lb)||February 22, 1988||EV Zug|
|12||F||Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta - C||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||81 kg (179 lb)||January 18, 1979||Rochester Americans|
|13||D||Gunderson, RyanRyan Gunderson||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||79 kg (174 lb)||August 16, 1985||Brynäs IF|
|14||F||Little, BrocBroc Little||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||March 24, 1988||HC Davos|
|15||F||Butler, BobbyBobby Butler||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||April 26, 1987||Milwaukee Admirals|
|16||F||Donato, RyanRyan Donato||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||82 kg (181 lb)||April 9, 1996||Harvard Univ.|
|17||F||Bourque, ChrisChris Bourque||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||79 kg (174 lb)||January 29, 1986||Hershey Bears|
|18||F||Greenway, JordanJordan Greenway||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)||103 kg (227 lb)||February 16, 1997||Boston Univ.|
|19||F||Slater, JimJim Slater - A||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||December 9, 1982||HC Fribourg-Gottéron|
|20||D||Borgen, WillWill Borgen||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)||85 kg (187 lb)||December 19, 1996||St. Cloud State Univ.|
|21||D||Wisniewski, JamesJames Wisniewski||1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)||92 kg (203 lb)||February 21, 1984||Kassel Huskies|
|22||D||Sanguinetti, BobbyBobby Sanguinetti||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||February 29, 1988||HC Lugano|
|23||F||Terry, TroyTroy Terry||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||79 kg (174 lb)||September 10, 1997||Univ. of Denver|
|24||D||Blum, JonathonJonathon Blum||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||85 kg (187 lb)||January 30, 1989||Admiral Vladivostok|
|26||F||Arcobello, MarkMark Arcobello||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||79 kg (174 lb)||August 12, 1988||SC Bern|
|30||G||Zapolski, RyanRyan Zapolski||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||84 kg (185 lb)||November 11, 1986||Jokerit|
|31||G||Maxwell, BrandonBrandon Maxwell||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||89 kg (196 lb)||March 22, 1991||BK Mladá Boleslav|
|33||G||Leggio, DavidDavid Leggio||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||82 kg (181 lb)||July 31, 1984||EHC Red Bull München|
|42||F||Kolarik, ChadChad Kolarik||1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)||83 kg (183 lb)||January 26, 1986||Adler Mannheim|
|94||F||Stoa, RyanRyan Stoa||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||96 kg (212 lb)||April 13, 1987||HC Spartak Moscow|
|97||D||Gilroy, MattMatt Gilroy - A||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)||92 kg (203 lb)||July 30, 1984||Jokerit|
The IIHF has given awards for each year's championship tournament to the top goalie, defenseman, and forward (all since 1954), and most valuable player (since 2004). The following USA team members have won awards.