By Michael Caples -
USA Hockey announced the players invited to their Men’s National Team Orientation Camp today, and plenty of Michigan connections made the list.
Detroit Red Wings members Jimmy Howard, Dan DeKeyser (Clay Township) and Justin Abdelkader (Muskegon) were chosen by the U.S. management group, as were Michigan natives Ryan Miller (East Lansing), Cam Fowler (Farmington Hills), Jacob Trouba (Rochester), Ryan Kesler (Livonia) and Jack Johnson (Ann Arbor).
Michigan connections selected include Patrick Kane (Honeybaked, NTDP alum), Max Pacioretty (University of Michigan alum) and Brandon Saad (NTDP, Saginaw Spirit alum).
See the full list here.
Ryan Miller – goaltender – East Lansing – Buffalo Sabres (Michigan State University)
Dan DeKeyser – defenseman – Clay Township – Detroit Red Wings (Western Michigan University)
Cam Fowler – defenseman – Farmington Hills – Anaheim Ducks
Jacob Trouba – defenseman – Rochester – Winnipeg Jets (University of Michigan)
Justin Abdelkader – forward – Muskegon – Detroit Red Wings
Ryan Kesler – forward – Livonia – Vancouver Canucks
Jack Johnson – defenseman – Ann Arbor – Columbus Blue Jackets (University of Michigan)
Patrick Kane – forward – Honeybaked, NTDP alum – Chicago Blackhawks
Max Pacioretty – forward – University of Michigan alum – Montreal Canadiens
Jimmy Howard – goaltender – NTDP alum – Detroit Red Wings
Justin Faulk – defenseman – NTDP alum – Carolina Hurricanes
Erik Johnson – defenseman – NTDP alum – Colorado Avalanche
Seth Jones – defenseman – NTDP alum – Nashville Predators (Portland Winterhawks/WHL)
Kevin Shattenkirk – defenseman – NTDP alum – St. Louis Blues
Phil Kessel – forward – NTDP alum – Toronto Maple Leafs
Kyle Palmieri – forward – NTDP alum – Anaheim Ducks
Brandon Saad – forward – NTDP, Saginaw Spirit alum – Chicago Blackhawks
James Van Riemsdyk – forward – NTDP alum – Toronto Maple Leafs