mens gold 2010 winter Olympics
Minnesota does, and it really isn't all that close. Minnesota has the most registered youth hockey players (53,450 in 2010. Next closest was Michigan with 51,404 registered youth players), produces the most Division 1 hockey players (currently 326 players, or 20.36% of all D1 players. Next closest is Massachusetts with 14.81%), and produces the most pro hockey players (Minnesota has produced 216 players all-time. Massachusetts is next closest with 168). This is why Minnesota is known as the "State of Hockey".
The most successful sport in the Olympics is hockey.
Most U.S. Hockey players are from the U.S.
who has won the most gold in mens Olympic hockey
San Jose Sharks (4).
In most cases you have to be selected by the National team GM, which means you have to play good enough to belong to top players of your country.
Saku Koivu, Jere Lehtinen, and Ville Peltonen each have won 4 Olympic medals in ice hockey, the most of any Finnish players. Each won bronze in 1994, bronze in 1998, silver in 2006, and bronze in 2010.
Edmonton as of April 25, 2010, they have 21 players on their roster listed from Canada.
The most can be 30 players. The minimum is 20 players