College hockey alums among USA Hockey Olympic Camp invitees

University of Massachusetts alum Jonathan Quick is the front runner to be the starting goaltender for the US Olympic Team for the 2014 Sochi games. - Christian Petersen

33 NCAA alums were among the players invited to Team USA's Olympic orientation camp August 27-28.

USA Hockey announced the 48 players who will be invited to the Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Va. for the Olympic orientation camp to be held August 27-28.

Among the invitees were 33 college hockey alums. The four leading candidates to be goaltenders on the roster are all former NCAA players. The United States team will be coached by Bowling Green alum Dan Bylsma, the coach of the Pittsburg Penguins.

Here is the full list of college hockey alums invited to the camp by USA Hockey.

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard (University of Maine/Detroit Red Wings)

Ryan Miller (Michigan State University/Buffalo Sabres)

Jonathan Quick (UMass-Amherst/Los Angeles Kings)

Cory Schneider (Boston College/New Jersey Devils)

Defensemen

Dan DeKeyser (Western Michigan/Detroit Red Wings)

Justin Faulk (Minnesota-Duluth/Carolina Hurricanes)

Jake Gardiner (University of Wisconsin/Toronto Maple Leafs)

Erik Johnson (University of Minnesota/Colorado Avalance)

Jack Johnson (University of Michigan/Columbus Blue Jackets)

Nick Leddy (University of Minnesota/Chicago Blackhawks)

Paul Martin (University of Minnesota/Pittsburgh Penguins)

Ryan McDonagh (University of Wisconsin/New York Rangers)

Brooks Orpik (Boston College/Pittsburgh Penguins)

Kevin Shattenkirk (Boston University/St. Louis Blues)

Ryan Suter (University of Wisconsin/Minnesota Wild)

Jacob Trouba (University of Michigan/Winnipeg Jets)

Forwards

Justin Abdelkader (Michigan State University/Detroit Red Wings)

David Backes (Minnesota State-Mankato/St. Louis Blues)

Beau Bennett (University of Denver/Pittsburgh Penguins)

Nick Bjugstad (University of Minnesota/Florida Panthers)

Ryan Kesler (Ohio State University/Vancouver Canucks)

Phil Kessel (University of Minnesota/Toronto Maple Leafs)

Kyle Okposo (University of Minnesota/New York Islanders)

T.J. Oshie (University of North Dakota/St. Louis Blues)

Max Pacioretty (University of Michigan/Montreal Canadiens)

Kyle Palmieri (University of Notre Dame/Anaheim Ducks)

Zach Parise (University of North Dakota/Minnesota Wild)

Joe Pavelski (University of Wisconsin/San Jose Sharks)

Craig Smith (Harvard University/Nashville Predators)

Paul Stastny (University of Denver/Colorado Avalance)

Derek Stepan (University of Wisconsin/New York Rangers)

James van Riemsdyk (University of New Hampshire/Toronto Maple Leafs)

Blake Wheeler (University of Minnesota/Winnipeg Jets)

Jeff Cox is a hockey reporter for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.

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