Team USA: Ryan in, Whitney, Wisniewski out.

With all of Fenway Park watching, Ducks winger Bobby Ryan was named to the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team today, after the conclusion of the Winter Classic.

Unless injuries hit the American blue line, Ryan won’t be joined in Vancouver by Boston native Ryan Whitney or Canton, Mich. native James Wisniewski. Both were left off the roster by Team USA general manager Brian Burke.

More details and quotes in tomorrow’s editions.
The complete roster:

Pos. Name Ht Wt Birthdate S/C Hometown 2009-10 NHL Team
G Ryan Miller 6-2 175 7/17/80 L East Lansing, Mich. Buffalo Sabres
G Jonathan Quick 6-1 223 1/21/86 L Hamden, Conn. Los Angeles Kings
G Tim Thomas 5-11 201 4/15/74 L Flint, Mich. Boston Bruins
D Erik Johnson 6-4 236 3/21/88 R Bloomington, Minn. St. Louis Blues
D Jack Johnson 6-0 218 1/13/87 L Ann Arbor, Mich. Los Angeles Kings
D Mike Komisarek 6-4 243 1/19/82 R West Islip, N.Y. Toronto Maple Leafs
D Paul Martin 6-1 200 3/5/81 L Elk River, Minn. New Jersey Devils
D Brooks Orpik 6-2 219 9/26/80 L San Francisco, Calif. Pittsburgh Penguins
D Brian Rafalski%* 5-10 194 9/28/73 R Dearborn, Mich. Detroit Red Wings
D Ryan Suter 6-1 198 1/21/85 L Madison, Wis. Nashville Predators
F David Backes 6-3 225 5/1/84 R Blaine, Minn. St. Louis Blues
F Dustin Brown 6-0 208 11/4/84 R Ithaca, N.Y. Los Angeles Kings
F Ryan Callahan 5-11 188 3/21/85 R Rochester, N.Y. New York Rangers
F Chris Drury%* 5-10 190 8/20/76 R Trumbull, Conn. New York Rangers
F Patrick Kane 5-10 178 11/19/88 L Buffalo, N.Y. Chicago Blackhawks
F Ryan Kesler 6-2 202 8/31/84 R Livonia, Mich. Vancouver Canucks
F Phil Kessel 5-11 180 10/2/87 R Madison, Wis. Toronto Maple Leafs
F Jamie Langenbrunner^ 6-1 205 7/24/75 R Cloquet, Minn. New Jersey Devils
F Ryan Malone 6-4 220 12/1/79 L Pittsburgh, Pa. Tampa Bay Lightning
F Zach Parise 5-11 190 7/28/84 L Prior Lake, Minn. New Jersey Devils
F Joe Pavelski 5-11 190 7/11/84 R Plover, Wis. San Jose Sharks
F Bobby Ryan 6-2 208 3/17/87 R Cherry Hill, N.J. Anaheim Ducks
F Paul Stastny 6-0 205 12/27/85 L St. Louis, Mo. Colorado Avalanche

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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