Most U.S. Hockey players are from the U.S.
Ask USA Hockey.
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Only the BEST hockey players come from Canada! The best hockey players come from Canada but they are normal like us,just talented
355 million. the entire country is with that team.
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.
Each NFL team is allowed to have up to 53 players. In 2011 the total number of teams was 32 and there were 1,696 NFL players in the US.
Keith Tkachuk is best known for being a professional ice hockey player. He is now retired but is one of only 4 US ice hockey players to score 500 goals.
I believe Bobby Orr is the only Orr to ever have played pro hockey, at least in the US.
There are currently no professional women's hockey players in North America. The women playing in the Canadian Women's Hockey League and the Western Women's Hockey League are not compensated at all to play. In fact, many of them actually have to pay to play. There are a large number of members of the Canadian and US women's national teams playing in these leagues and they are paid to train by their respective national associations as "carded" athletes. However, the amount they are paid ranges in between $1000-$2000 per month, hardly a "pro" level contract. There are professional women's hockey leagues in Europe and Russia. Their compensation is not known, but the North American players who play there are paid relatively well, although again, not anywhere close to the level of the men's pro players.
Ice hockey is an American founded sport. However, it is extremely popular in Canada. Many of the National Hockey League players in the United States are actually from Canada.
One of famous ice hockey players in the US is A. J. Thelen. He played for the Houston Aeros, Kalamazoo Wings, Rochester Americans, and Texas Wildcatters.
about a million players
Because they were allowed to
The 1980 United States Hockey Team accomplished one of the greatest upsets in the history of sports. A group of college players who hadn't played together before the Olympics took on a professional team from the Soviet Union and defeated them to win the gold medal.
US Soccer players steady at 18.2 Million
There are over 30 hockey teams in the US and Canada. Each team consists of 18-20 players with two or three goalies.
They can make more money plus they can play against better talent as many players from many different countries come to the US to play basketball.