There will be a Canadien on the USA Olympic team. Montreal forward Max Pacioretty was one of 25 players named to the USA roster after the Winter Classic on Wednesday.

“It’s obviously such an honour, especially when you see some of the guys who didn’t make the team,” Pacioretty told the Montreal Gazette. “It could have gone either way.”

The 25-year-old Connecticut native has emerged as a pure goal scorer in recent years. His 17 goals this year rank him third among players named to the team. Last year, he had 15 goals in 44 games and two years ago he had 33. But he knows that he will need to provide more than goals if the USA team is to be successful.

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