|Head coach||Mike Sullivan|
|Assistants|| Nate Leaman |
|Most games||Mark Johnson|
|Most points||Mark Johnson (146)|
|Current IIHF||4 2 (June 6, 2021)|
|Highest IIHF||4 (first in 2016)|
|Lowest IIHF||7 (first in 2003)|
| United States 29–0 Switzerland |
(Antwerp, Belgium; April 24, 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||72 (first in 1920 )|
|Best result||Gold: (1933, 1960)|
|Canada Cup / World Cup|
|Appearances||8 (first in 1976 )|
|Best result||Winner: (1996)|
|Appearances||22 (first in 1920 )|
|Medals|| Gold: (1960, 1980)|
Silver: (1920, 1924, 1932, 1952, 1956, 1972, 2002, 2010)
|International record (W–L–T)|
|1960 Squaw Valley||Team|
|1980 Lake Placid||Team|
|1932 Lake Placid||Team|
|1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo||Team|
|2002 Salt Lake City||Team|
|1960 United States||Team|
|1932 United States||Team|
|1950 Great Britain|
|1962 United States|
|2004 Czech Republic|
|2015 Czech Republic|
|Canada Cup / World Cup|
The United States men's national ice hockey teamis 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 U.S. team is currently ranked 4th in the IIHF World Rankings. The current head coach is Jack Capuano.
The U.S. won gold medals at the 1960 and the 1980 Olympics and more recently, silver medals at the 2002 and 2010 Olympics. The U.S. also won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, defeating Canada in the finals. The team's most recent medal at the World Championships came with a bronze in 2018. They won the tournament in 1933 and 1960. Unlike other nations, the U.S. doesn't typically use its best NHL players in the World Championships. Instead, it provides the younger players with an opportunity to gain international experience.Overall, the team has collected eleven Olympic medals (two of them gold), nineteen World Championship medals (two of them gold), and it reached the semi-final round of the Canada Cup/World Cup five times, twice advancing to the finals and winning gold once. The U.S. has never reached a World Championship gold medal game, having lost in the semi-final round ten times since the IIHF introduced a playoff system in 1992.
The U.S. is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world and a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, and Sweden.
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 seasoned professionals from the Soviet Union on the way to a gold medal. Though ice 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 U.S. 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".
The United States hockey experienced a spike in talent in the 1980s and 1990s, with future 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 U.S. finished no higher than fourth in any World or Olympic event from 1981 through 1994 (unlike other teams that used professionals, the U.S. team was limited to amateurs at these tournaments), the Americans reached the finals of the 1991 Canada Cup and won the 1996 World Cup. Six years later, after the International Olympic Committee and NHL arranged to accommodate an Olympic break in the NHL schedule, the U.S. 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. However, by 2006, many of these NHL players 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 such stars as goalie Ryan Miller, defenseman Brian Rafalski, and 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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. The American team was put at a particular disadvantage, as more than 31% of NHL players are Americans (in comparison, only 4.1% are Russians). As a result, the U.S. had to enter the tournament with a hastily assembled team of free agents, players from European leagues, AHLers on one-way contracts, and college players.The team proved unsuccessful, losing to Slovenia and the Olympic Athletes from Russia in the preliminary round, and being eliminated by the Czechs in the quarterfinals. The OAR team benefited most from NHL's absence and ultimately won the tournament with a team that was composed primarily of SKA Saint Petersburg and HC CSKA Moscow players from the Russia-based KHL and featured ex-NHL all-stars Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Kovalchuk and Vyacheslav Voynov (all SKA).
|1920 Antwerp||4||3||1||0||52||2|| Cornelius Fellowes |
|Joe McCormick||Silver medal round||Silver|
|1924 Chamonix||5||4||1||0||73||6||William Haddock||Irving Small||Final round||Silver|
|1928 St. Moritz||Did not participate|
|1932 Lake Placid||6||4||1||1||27||5||Alfred Winsor||John Chase||Final round||Silver|
|1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen||8||5||2||1||10||4||Albert Prettyman||John Garrison||Final round||Bronze|
|1948 St. Moritz||8||5||3||0||86||33||John Garrison||Goodwin Harding||Round-robin||4th, DSQ|
|1952 Oslo||8||6||1||1||43||21||Connie Pleban||Allen Van||Round-robin||Silver|
|1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo||7||5||2||0||33||16||John Mariucci||Gene Campbell||Final round||Silver|
|1960 Squaw Valley||7||7||0||0||48||17||Jack Riley||Jack Kirrane||Final round||Gold|
|1964 Innsbruck||7||2||5||0||29||33||Eddie Jeremiah|| Herb Brooks |
|1968 Grenoble||7||2||4||1||23||28||Murray Williamson||Lou Nanne||Round-robin||6th|
|1972 Sapporo||6||4||2||0||23||18||Murray Williamson||Tim Sheehy||Round-robin||Silver|
|1976 Innsbruck||6||3||3||0||23||25||Bob Johnson||John Taft||Round-robin||5th|
|1980 Lake Placid||7||6||0||1||33||15||Herb Brooks||Mike Eruzione||Final round||Gold|
|1984 Sarajevo||6||2||2||2||23||21||Lou Vairo||Phil Verchota||7th place game||7th|
|1988 Calgary||6||3||3||0||35||31||Dave Peterson||Brian Leetch||7th place game||7th|
|1992 Albertville||8||5||2||1||25||19||Dave Peterson||Clark Donatelli||Bronze medal game||4th|
|1994 Lillehammer||8||1||4||3||28||32||Tim Taylor||Peter Laviolette||7th place game||8th|
|1998 Nagano||4||1||3||0||9||14||Ron Wilson||Chris Chelios||Quarter-finals||6th|
|2002 Salt Lake City||6||4||1||1||26||10||Herb Brooks||Chris Chelios||Gold medal game||Silver|
|2006 Turin||6||1||4||1||16||17||Peter Laviolette||Chris Chelios||Quarter-finals||8th|
|2010 Vancouver||6||5||1||—||24||9||Ron Wilson||Jamie Langenbrunner||Gold medal game||Silver|
|2014 Sochi||6||4||2||—||20||12||Dan Bylsma||Zach Parise||Bronze medal game||4th|
|2018 Pyeongchang||5||2||3||—||11||12||Tony Granato||Brian Gionta||Quarter-finals||7th|
|Opponents||Played||Won||Tied||Lost||Biggest victory||Biggest defeat|
|Finland||13||7||2||4||8:2, 6:0||1:6, 0:5|
| Soviet Union/|
|14||4||1||9||4:3, 3:2 (x3)||2:10|
|1976||5||1||3||1||14||21||Bob Pulford||Bill Nyrop||Group stage||5th|
|1981||6||2||3||1||18||23||Bob Johnson||Robbie Ftorek||Semi-finals||4th|
|1984||6||3||2||1||23||22||Bob Johnson||Rod Langway||Semi-finals||4th|
|1987||5||2||3||0||13||14||Bob Johnson||Rod Langway||Group stage||5th|
|1991||8||5||3||0||29||26||Bob Johnson||Joel Otto||Finals||Silver|
|1996||7||6||1||0||37||18||Ron Wilson||Brian Leetch||Finals||Gold|
|2004||5||2||3||0||11||11||Ron Wilson||Chris Chelios||Semi-finals||4th|
|2016||3||0||3||—||5||11||John Tortorella||Joe Pavelski||Group stage||7th|
|Opponents||Played||Won||Tied||Lost||Biggest victory||Biggest defeat|
| Soviet Union/|
Roster for the 2021 IIHF World Championship.
Head coach: Jack Capuano
|1||G||Drew Commesso||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)||82 kg (181 lb)||19 July 2002||Boston Univ.|
|2||D||Ryan Shea||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||80 kg (180 lb)||February 11, 1997||Texas Stars|
|3||D||Matt Roy – A||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||91 kg (201 lb)||March 1, 1995||Los Angeles Kings|
|4||D||Connor Mackey||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||September 12, 1996||Calgary Flames|
|5||D||Adam Clendening||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||October 26, 1992||Cleveland Monsters|
|6||D||Chris Wideman||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||January 7, 1990||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod|
|8||D||Matt Tennyson||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||April 23, 1990||New Jersey Devils|
|10||F||Matty Beniers||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||79 kg (174 lb)||November 5, 2002||Univ. of Michigan|
|11||F||Brian Boyle||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)||111 kg (245 lb)||December 18, 1984||Florida Panthers|
|12||F||Trevor Moore||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||84 kg (185 lb)||March 31, 1995||Los Angeles Kings|
|16||F||Ryan Donato||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)||87 kg (192 lb)||April 9, 1996||San Jose Sharks|
|18||F||Jack Drury||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)||79 kg (174 lb)||February 3, 2000||Växjö Lakers|
|19||F||Jason Robertson||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||95 kg (209 lb)||July 22, 1999||Dallas Stars|
|21||F||Kevin Rooney||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||May 21, 1993||New York Rangers|
|24||F||Sasha Chmelevski||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||85 kg (187 lb)||June 9, 1999||San Jose Sharks|
|29||G||Jake Oettinger||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)||102 kg (225 lb)||December 18, 1998||Dallas Stars|
|31||G||Anthony Stolarz||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)||104 kg (229 lb)||January 20, 1994||Anaheim Ducks|
|39||D||Zac Jones||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||78 kg (172 lb)||October 18, 2000||New York Rangers|
|40||G||Cal Petersen||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||83 kg (183 lb)||October 19, 1994||Los Angeles Kings|
|43||F||Colin Blackwell – A||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||86 kg (190 lb)||March 28, 1993||New York Rangers|
|50||F||Eric Robinson||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)||91 kg (201 lb)||June 14, 1995||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|55||D||Matt Hellickson||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||83 kg (183 lb)||March 21, 1998||Binghamton Devils|
|62||F||Kevin Labanc||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)||84 kg (185 lb)||December 12, 1995||San Jose Sharks|
|72||F||Tage Thompson||2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)||99 kg (218 lb)||October 30, 1997||Buffalo Sabres|
|83||F||Conor Garland||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||75 kg (165 lb)||March 11, 1996||Arizona Coyotes|
|86||D||Christian Wolanin||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)||84 kg (185 lb)||March 17, 1995||Los Angeles Kings|
|89||F||Justin Abdelkader – C||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)||97 kg (214 lb)||February 25, 1987||EV Zug|
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