Friday, January 1, 2010

Three Kings on Team USA

LA Kings Captain Dustin Brown will be joined by teammates defenseman Jack Johnson and goaltender Jonathan Quick on Team USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Brown, a veteran of international play for Team USA, was one of the leaders on the American squad that played at the World Championships last May. It was his 4th time playing in the tourney and he led the team in points in '06. He also played at the World Jrs twice, including in '02 where he was the youngest player on the team.

Johnson has also suited up for the USA in multiple international tournaments before, including two trips to the World Junior Championships. He was named to the All-Star Team there after his performance in the 2006 WJC.

Quick is predicted by most to be the future of the U.S. program at this level. He will be the third goaltender on the team, thus not likely to get much playing time. However, the experience will be valuable in his development.

Two other Kings are headed to the Olympics as well - Michal Handzus for Slovakia and Drew Doughty for Team Canada.

To see a complete list of Kings players that have played in the Olympics (and how they each performed), click here.

The Mayor


  1. Congrats to all the guys named to their Olympic teams. What do you think about all the players named to the US team named "Ryan". - Kevin

  2. I think it makes for a great trivia question (one that most people will get wrong in the years to come). I also think that somebody needs to research what the record is for guys on an Olympic roster with the same first name. USA is at 5. Has any team ever beat that with six or more?

  3. And don't forget Bobby Ryan for a 6th "Ryan" And I think Rainman would know the answer. - Kevin