USA hockey has announced the roster for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi during the Winter Classic in Detroit.
Max Pacioretty is deservedly in the lineup. Â He produced 12 points in 8 games for USA at the World Championship in 2010-11.
Galchenyuk, who also played on the World Championship team, as well as the gold medal winning Junior Championship team last year, was not included on the roster.
USA opens the preliminary round versus Slovakia. The full Olympic hockey schedule is available here. They will look to improve upon their silver medal finish in 2010.
On a side note, Team Canada is expected to release it's roster on January 7th.
|Ryan Miller||Buffalo Sabres|
|Jimmy Howard||Detroit Red Wings|
|Jonathan Quick||LA Kings|
|James van Riemsdyk||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Max Pacioretty||Montreal Canadiens|
|Dustin Brown||LA Kings|
|Ryan Kesler||Vancouver Canucks|
|Joe Pavelski||San Jose Sharks|
|David Backes||St Louis Blues|
|Paul Statsny||Colorado Avalanche|
|Patrick Kane||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Phil Kessel||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Ryan Callahan||New York Rangers|
|Derek Stepan||New York Rangers|
|TJ Oshie||St Louis Blues|
|Blake Wheeler||Winnipeg Jets|
|Ryan Suter||Minnesota Wild|
|Kevin Shattenkirk||St Louis Blues|
|Ryan McDonagh||New York Rangers|
|Justin Faulk||Carolina Hurricanes|
|Brooks Orpik||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|John Carlson||Washington Capitals|
|Paul Martin||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Cam Fowler||Anaheim Ducks|