The United States men's Olympic hockey team that will look to avenge a loss in the gold medal game four years ago in Vancouver will feature an almost entirely re-made defensive corps.
Two Ducks and one Kings player were chosen to the NHL All-Star Game.
The Devils only have one All-Star, while the Rangers send two and the Islanders have only one in the skills competition.
Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist and John Grahame sparkled in net as the U.S. opened the qualifying round at the ice hockey world championship Thursday with a 4-2 win over Slovakia.
The United States got goals from six different scorers to open the ice hockey world championships on Friday with a 6-2 thrashing of Austria.
Colorado Avalanche rookie Paul Stastny and Boston rookie Phil Kessel were among the 18 players chosen Monday for the U.S. National Team that will compete in the world championships in Moscow beginning April 27.