Dec 12, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) shoots and scores against the Minnesota Wild during the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Pavelski makes United States olympic team

Following the Bridgestone Winter Classic, Team USA announced their 25-man roster for the olympics in Sochi, Russia. Joe Pavelski, the 29-year-old forward, will be making his 2nd appearance for Team USA in February.

Honestly, this comes as no surprise because Joe Pavelski is currently in the middle of one of his best scoring years. So far, he has tallied 16 goals and 21 assists. He is second on the team in goals behind Patrick Marleau’s 17.

In his last appearance in a USA sweater, Pavelski had 3 assists in 6 games back in Vancouver in 2010. They ended up with a silver medal.

Here is the full roster for Team USA:
David Backes
Dustin Brown
Ryan Callahan
Patrick Kane
Ryan Kesler
Phil Kessel
T.J. Oshie
Max Pacioretty
Zach Parise
Joe Pavelski
Paul Stastny
Derek Stepan
James van Riemsdyk
Blake Wheeler

John Carlson
Cam Fowler
Justin Faulk
Paul Martin
Ryan McDonagh
Brooks Orpik
Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan Suter

Jimmy Howard
Ryan Miller
Jonathan Quick

Stay tuned for the Team Canada roster that is set to come out on January 7th. The Sharks have 5 players that are being considered to make the Canadian team. They are Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Logan Couture, and Dan Boyle.

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