ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Goalie Ryan Miller, MVP of the 2010 silver medalists, and high-scoring Patrick Kane were among those selected to the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team Wednesday. Miller, of the Buffalo Sabres, backstopped the U.S. team to the championship game of the Vancouver Winter Olympics before falling to Canada 3-2 in overtime. The Chicago Blackhawks' Kane is the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the NHL's most valuable player. The pair were among 13 Olympic veterans chosen for the 25- player squad for next month's Sochi games unveiled by General Manager David Poile after the NHL's 2014 Winter Classic game in Ann Arbor, Mich. "We're fortunate to have probably the deepest talent pool we've ever had in our country and that made for some very difficult decisions," Poile said. Forwards making the team include David Backes, Dustin
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Seth Jones fell in love with hockey watching Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy win a Stanley Cup in Colorado when he was 6 years old. Twelve years later, Jones is the possible No. 1 pick of the Avalanche and Sakic in this weekend’s National Hockey League draft.