|Nickname(s)||Team U.S.A., Ice Yanks|
|General Manager||Jim Johannson|
|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||70 (first in 1930)|
|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)
|International record (W-L-T)|
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 amateur and Olympic ice hockey in the United States. The US team is ranked 4th in the IIHF World Rankings. The current head coach is Jeff Blashill.
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 but was unable to defend its title at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, losing to Finland in the semifinals, and was ousted before group play finished in the 2016 Cup. The team's most recent medal at the World Championships came with a bronze in 2015. They won the tournament in 1933.
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 they defeated the heavily favored 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 Americans 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 allow NHL players to participate in the Olympic Games, 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.
However, several months later at the IIHF World Championship, the U.S. team posted the worst record in its history by losing all three of its games in the preliminary round. The losses eliminated the United States from medal contention and dropped them below 12th place. Only three wins in the relegation round, including a shootout win over Italy, prevented the United States from being relegated to Division I and gave Team USA a chance to play for the IIHF World Championship in 2011.
Head coach: Jeff Blashill
|5||D||Murphy, ConnorConnor Murphy - C||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)||96 kg (212 lb)||March 26, 1993||Arizona Coyotes|
|6||D||Brickley, DanielDaniel Brickley||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||March 30, 1995||Minnesota State Univ.|
|7||F||Compher, J. T.J. T. Compher||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)||87 kg (192 lb)||April 8, 1995||Colorado Avalanche|
|8||D||Trouba, JacobJacob Trouba||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||92 kg (203 lb)||February 26, 1994||Winnipeg Jets|
|9||F||Copp, AndrewAndrew Copp||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||July 8, 1994||Winnipeg Jets|
|10||F||Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)||82 kg (181 lb)||August 5, 1996||Univ. of Notre Dame|
|12||F||Greenway, JordanJordan Greenway||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)||104 kg (229 lb)||February 16, 1997||Boston Univ.|
|13||F||Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||72 kg (159 lb)||August 13, 1993||Calgary Flames|
|14||F||Bjugstad, NickNick Bjugstad||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)||99 kg (218 lb)||July 17, 1992||Florida Panthers|
|15||F||Eichel, JackJack Eichel||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)||89 kg (196 lb)||October 28, 1996||Buffalo Sabres|
|17||F||Schmaltz, NickNick Schmaltz||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)||80 kg (180 lb)||February 23, 1996||Chicago Blackhawks|
|18||F||Dvorak, ChristianChristian Dvorak||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)||85 kg (187 lb)||February 2, 1996||Arizona Coyotes|
|19||F||Keller, ClaytonClayton Keller||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)||76 kg (168 lb)||July 29, 1998||Arizona Coyotes|
|21||F||Larkin, DylanDylan Larkin - A||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||July 30, 1996||Detroit Red Wings|
|25||D||McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||96 kg (212 lb)||December 21, 1997||Boston Bruins|
|26||F||Hayes, KevinKevin Hayes||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)||100 kg (220 lb)||May 8, 1992||New York Rangers|
|27||F||Lee, AndersAnders Lee||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||103 kg (227 lb)||July 3, 1990||New York Islanders|
|29||F||Nelson, BrockBrock Nelson - A||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||October 15, 1991||New York Islanders|
|35||G||Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||99 kg (218 lb)||March 26, 1984||Detroit Red Wings|
|37||G||Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)||94 kg (207 lb)||May 19, 1993||Winnipeg Jets|
|40||G||Petersen, CalCal Petersen||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||October 19, 1994||Univ. of Notre Dame|
|55||D||Hanifin, NoahNoah Hanifin||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||January 25, 1997||Carolina Hurricanes|
|57||D||van Riemsdyk, TrevorTrevor van Riemsdyk||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)||85 kg (187 lb)||July 24, 1991||Chicago Blackhawks|
|65||D||DeKeyser, DannyDanny DeKeyser||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||87 kg (192 lb)||March 7, 1990||Detroit Red Wings|
|76||D||Skjei, BradyBrady Skjei||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||March 26, 1994||New York Rangers|
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.