By Nick Wilder
On Jan. 1, USA Hockey will reveal the roster for its Olympic team during the NHL’s Winter Classic broadcast, USA Hockey announced Tuesday.
The official Winter Classic will be at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, which will host the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. In addition, the NHL created a total of six regular season games that will be held in outdoor locations this season, including the Blackhawks vs. Penguins on March 1 at Soldier Field.
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane figures to be a lock to make the USA roster, while forward Brandon Saad and defensemen Nick Leddy appear to be viable candidates. The Americans are hoping for an improvement from their silver medal finish in 2010.