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Team USA adds 11 players for 2010 IIHF World Championships

Matt Greene, Dany Heatley, Jed Ortmeyer, Jack Johnson

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene, top center, checks San Jose Sharks’ Dany Heatley (15) to the ice as Sharks’ Jed Ortmeyer also falls while Jack Johnson, left, also defends a loose puck in front of the net during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)


Upon the conclusion of the first round, the rosters for one of sport’s great consolation tournaments - the IIHF World Championships - are starting to hit their stride. Team USA, for instance, added 11 players to their roster (according to TSN).

The latest additions include Los Angeles Kings’ defencemen Jack Johnson and Matt Greene, Devils’ blueliner Andy Greene as well as Phoenix Coyotes rearguard Keith Yandle.

The forwards added include the Blues’ TJ Oshie, the Senators’ Nick Foligno, the Avalanche’s TJ Galliardi and the Sabres’ Tim Kennedy.

Also added to the team are Boston College forward Chris Kreider, Blues’ goaltending prospect Ben Bishop as well as David Leggio, a goaltender currently playing for TPS Turku of the Finnish League.

USA Hockey also announced that Avalanche head coach and Jack Adams nominee Joe Sacco would join Scott Gordon’s coaching staff as an assistant.

If you add those roster additions to previously announced members of the team, here’s what the team might look like.

Forwards: TJ Oshie, Nick Foligno, Brandon Dubinsky, TJ Galliardi, Tim Kennedy, Kyle Okposo, Ryan Potulny, Eric Nystrom, David Moss, Ryan Carter, Chris Kreider and Christian Hanson.

Defense: Jack Johnson, Matt Greene, Andy Greene, Keith Yandle, Matt Gilroy, Mike Lundin and Jack Hillen.

Goalies: Scott Clemmensen, Ben Bishop and David Leggio

Coaches: Scott Gordon, Joe Sacco