NHL- 24 teams****
There are 24 23 NHL hockey teams located in the USA. Go Jets!
By pro I guess you mean MLS which is the first tier of American soccer, in that case it's 15 teams.
NHL- 26 out of 30 AHL- 26 out of 29 ECHL- 22 out of 22
I believe Bobby Orr is the only Orr to ever have played pro hockey, at least in the US.
There are 4 teams in the National Pro Fastpitch league (NPF): the Akron Racers, the Chicago Bandits, the NPF Diamonds, and the USSSA Pride.
Most U.S. Hockey players are from the U.S.
58 D I men's ice hockey teams.http://www.uscho.com/hit DI teams.
Yes, Canada is the most popular country in the world for youth lacrosse. Obviously, the US has the college teams but many hockey players in Canada find lacrosse very simliar to hockey and take it as a a great spring conditioning oppertunity
Ask USA Hockey.
None of the team had played professional hockey before the Olympics, the US allowed only amateurs to compete. After the Olympics 13 of the 20 players played in the NHL. Some of them of them started the following season. They played many seasons including three who played over 1,000 NHL games.