The U.S. Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey team was announced today after the 2014 Winter Classic, and among the names called, Anaheim Ducks defenseman and Michigan native – Cam Fowler.
Fowler’s smooth skating style and his improved two-way play makes him a perfect fit for Team U.S.A’s head coach Dan Bylsma system, which favors slick, puck moving defenseman.
One of eight defenseman chosen, only Carolina Hurricanes blue liner Justin Faulk is younger, and with names like Ryan Suter, Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin all a part of the roster, there won’t be any pressure on Fowler to over perform.
The entire group of defenseman for Team U.S.A
|Cam Fowler||Anaheim Ducks|
|Justin Faulk||Carolina Hurricanes|
|John Carlson||Washington Capitals|
|Paul Martin||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Ryan McDonagh||New York Rangers|
|Brooks Orpik||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Kevin Shattenkirk||St. Louis Blues|
|Ryan Suter||Minnesota Wild|
The Americans are currently slated to begin their quest for Gold on February 13 against Slovakia, and have been grouped in with Slovenia (Los Angeles Kings’ Center Anze Kopitar’s home country) and host nation Russia.
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