U.S. Olympic hockey camp invites go out soon

USA Hockey is expected to announce over the next two days the players who will be invited to its Olympic summer camp, as well as the assistants who will be helping coach Ron Wilson in the 2010 effort.

USA Hockey is expected to announce over the next two days the players who will be invited to its Olympic summer camp.

On Monday, the organization revealed the assistants who will be helping head coach Ron Wilson in the 2010 effort, with New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella and New York Islanders head coach Scott Gordon getting the nod.

Wilson, who just completed his first season behind the bench of the Toronto Maple Leafs, coached the U.S. team that finished fourth at the recent world hockey championships in Switzerland, getting a first-hand look at potential candidates.

Wilson will again be working with Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, who holds the same title for the 2010 U.S. Olympic hockey effort. The Americans in Vancouver will be looking for the country's first men's hockey gold since 1980.

Wilson, who coached the 1998 U.S. Olympic team, was assisted at the worlds by Gordon and new Colorado Avalanche coach Joe Sacco.

Long-time NHL defenceman Chris Chelios told ESPN recently he'll be helping out the U.S. team in a non-ice role.

The USA Hockey camp is being held Aug. 17-19 just outside of Chicago. The following list of players, by no means exclusive, are among the potential invitees:


  • Craig Anderson, Florida Panthers
  • Ty Conklin, Detroit Red Wings
  • Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders
  • Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres
  • Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins


  • Joe Corvo, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Ron Hainsey, Atlanta Thrashers
  • Jack Johnson, Los Angeles Kings
  • Mike Komisarek, Montreal Canadiens
  • Brett Lebda, Detroit Red Wings
  • John-Michael Liles, Colorado Avalanche
  • Paul Martin, New Jersey Devils
  • Matt Niskanen, Dallas Stars
  • Brooks Orpik, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Brian Rafalski, Detroit Red Wings
  • Rob Scuderi, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Mark Stuart, Boston Bruins
  • Ryan Suter, Nashville Predators
  • Ryan Whitney, Anaheim Ducks
  • James Wisniewski, Anaheim Ducks


  • David Backes, St. Louis Blues
  • Jason Blake, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • David Booth, Florida Panthers
  • Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings
  • Matt Cullen, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Chris Drury, New York Rangers
  • Brandon Dubinsky, New York Rangers
  • Scott Gomez, New York Rangers
  • Bill Guerin, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks
  • Phil Kessel, Boston Bruins
  • Jamie Langenbrunner, New Jersey Devils
  • Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Mike Modano, Dallas Stars
  • Kyle Okposo, New York Islanders
  • T.J. Oshie, St. Louis Blues
  • Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils 
  • Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks
  • Drew Stafford, Buffalo Sabres
  • Lee Stempniak, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Keith Tkachuk, St. Louis Blues
  • RJ Umberger, Columbus Blue Jackets