Jonathan Quick, Dustin Brown named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

The Captain is going to Sochi. - Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

TREVOR LEWIS GOT SNUBBED! The full roster has been announced; view it below.

After the Toronto Maple Leafs won the 2014 Winter Classic, the United States announced the men's hockey roster for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics. Kings GM Dean Lombardi was among the important figures who helped select this year's squad. There were some surprise inclusions (Cam Fowler) and omissions (Bobby Ryan) from the U.S. team, but for the Los Angeles Kings, the announcement went as expected. Potential starting goaltender Jonathan Quick and potential captain Dustin Brown made the team, while potential fourth-liner Trevor Lewis did not.

Jonathan Quick has, of course, been injured for a couple months. He also was rather ineffective this season before sustaining a groin injury. This was not enough to prevent his inclusion on the team, though his status as the presumptive starter in goal has been thrown into question. His playoff heroics and hardware make him a serious candidate to be the USA's number one goaltender in Sochi, though he will have to unseat 2010 starter Ryan Miller. The Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard is the likely #3; Quick was the #3 goalie in Vancouver four years ago and did not see any action.

Dustin Brown is part of what has been called the USA's "leadership group" with Zach Parise, David Backes, Patrick Kane, and Ryan Callahan. He'll be competing with those four to wear the captain's C in Sochi. While his controversial physical play could hurt his chances, he is the only one of those five to lift the Stanley Cup as a captain, and as such he will likely at least be an alternate captain. Brown also was an Olympian in 2010; though he did not score a single point, he was sixth among U.S. forwards in ice time.

Congratulations to both Brown and Quick! The full roster of the future gold medalists is as follows:

# FORWARDS Club Height Weight DOB Birthplace
42 D. Backes STL 6'3" 221 5/1/1984 Minneapolis, MN
23 D. Brown LAK 6'0" 212 11/4/1984 Ithaca, NY
24 R. Callahan NYR 5'11" 180 3/21/1985 Rochester, NY
88 P. Kane CHI 5'11" 181 1/19/1988 Buffalo, NY
17 R. Kesler VAN 6'2" 202 8/31/1984 Livonia, MI
81 P. Kessel TOR 6'0" 202 10/2/1987 Madison, WI
74 T.J. Oshie STL 5'11" 189 12/23/1986 Warroad, MN
61 M. Pacioretty MTL 6'2" 219 11/20/1988 New Canaan, CT
9 Z. Parise MIN 5'11" 190 7/28/1984 Minneapolis, MN
8 J. Pavelski SJS 5'11" 190 7/11/1984 Plover, WI
26 P. Stastny COL 6'0" 205 12/27/1985 St. Louis, MO
21 D. Stepan NYR 6'0" 196 6/18/1990 Hastings, MN
21 J. van Riemsdyk TOR 6'3" 200 5/4/1989 Middletown, NJ
26 B. Wheeler WIN 6'5" 205 8/31/1986 Robbinsdale, MN
# DEFENSEMEN Club Height Weight DOB Birthplace
74 J. Carlson WSH 6'3" 212 1/10/1990 Colonia, NJ
27 J. Faulk CAR 6'0" 215 3/20/1992 South St. Paul, MN
4 C. Fowler ANA 6'1" 196 3/5/1991 Farmington Hills, MI
7 P. Martin PIT 6'1" 200 3/5/1981 Elk River, MN
27 R. McDonagh NYR 6'1" 213 6/13/1989 St. Paul, MN
44 B. Orpik PIT 6'2" 219 9/26/1980 Amherst, NY
22 K. Shattenkirk STL 5'11" 207 1/29/1989 Greenwich, CT
20 R. Suter MIN 6'1" 198 1/21/1985 Madison, WI
# GOALTENDERS Club Height Weight DOB Birthplace
35 J. Howard DET 6'0" 218 3/26/1984 Syracuse, NY
30 R. Miller BUF 6'2" 175 7/17/1980 East Lansing, MI
32 J. Quick LAK 6'1" 218 1/21/1986 Milford, CT

GO, GO, USA!

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