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Gionta makes US roster for Deutschland Cup, possible precursor for Olympics

Gionta makes US roster for Deutschland Cup, possible precursor for Olympics

October 18, 2017 05:58 PM

USA Hockey has revealed its roster for the upcoming Deutschland Cup, the best indication so far of what the American Olympic team will look like without NHL players.

Brian Gionta, who is currently practicing with the Amerks to prepare for the Olympics, has made the cut.

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The 29-player roster also includes former NHL forwards Ryan Malone and Mark Arcobello and defensemen Mark Stuart and Tom Gilbert. The three U.S. goaltenders are all playing in Europe: Ryan Zapolski, David Leggio and Brandon Maxwell.

The U.S. plays Slovakia, Russia and Germany at the tournament in Augsburg from Nov. 10-12. General manager Jim Johannson says the Deutschland Cup will provide the basis for the U.S. team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
    
Among those on the roster are 2006 first-round pick Bobby Sanguinetti, 2009 Hobey Baker Award-winner Matt Gilroy and recent NHLers Drew Shore, Andy Miele, Jim Slater and Mike Lundin.
    
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