2014 Olympics: Checking in on U.S. Olympians in the NHL

It has been nearly a month since the roster for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team was announced at the 2014 Winter Classic. With a loaded slate of games in the month of January and opening ceremonies in Sochi just 10 days away, now is a good a time as any to check in on the NHLers that made Team USA.

OLYMPICS: Mens Hockey-USA vs Finland

Phil Kessel has 17 points in January (USATSI)

With the exceptions of Zach Parise and Paul Martin returning from injury and the goalies, almost all of the U.S. players have played in all of their teams’ games in the month of January. The results are a little mixed since the Olympic Team was announced, but this will help give you an idea of who’s hot coming into Sochi and who will hope for an uptick overseas.

Four forwards, led by Phil Kessel’s 17 points in 13 games, have produced at a point-per-game or better since being named to the Olympic team. All eight defensemen are averaging at or near top-pairing minutes nightly, led by Ryan Suter’s 29:07 a night. Meanwhile, all three goaltenders have save percentages above .920 since Jan. 1.

After the jump, a look at the basic stats for all 25 players since being named to Team USA on Jan. 1.

Forwards

Player GP G A PTS
Phil Kessel 13 7 10 17
Joe Pavelski 12 12 4 16
Paul Stastny 10 3 9 12
Blake Wheeler 12 6 6 12
James van Riemsdyk 13 6 5 11
Derek Stepan 13 3 7 10
T.J. Oshie 12 6 3 9
Max Pacioretty 11 4 5 9
David Backes 11 1 7 8
Ryan Callahan 13 2 5 7
Patrick Kane 12 1 5 6
Ryan Kesler 12 3 3 6
Dustin Brown 12 3 0 3
Zach Parise 2 0 0 0

Defense

Name GP G A PTS TOI
Kevin Shattenkirk 12 2 6 8 20:26
Ryan Suter 12 4 3 7 29:07
Ryan McDonagh 13 1 5 6 24:24
Cam Fowler 12 2 2 4 23:22
Justin Faulk 11 0 3 3 23:14
John Carlson 12 2 1 3 23:36
Brooks Orpik 10 0 3 3 20:33
Paul Martin 4 0 1 1 21:21

Goalies

Name GP/GS GAA SV% SA/GP SO
Ryan Miller (3-2-2) 7/7 2.37 .921 30.8 0
Jonathan Quick (4-4-2) 10/10 1.69 .932 24.9 1
Jimmy Howard
(3-3-1)
7/7 2.22 .943 34.8 0

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