You asked: Which 1980 Olympic hockey player had the best NHL career?

Ken Morrow won the Stanley Cup in 1980 as a member of the New York Islanders, becoming the first hockey player to win an Olympic gold medal and the Cup in the same year.

What players from the 1980 USA hockey team played in the NHL?

Players from the 1980 U.S. Olympic team that went on to play in the NHL.

  • Mark Johnson. Position: Forward. …
  • Rob McClanahan. Position: Forward. …
  • Steve Christoff. Position: Center. …
  • Neal Broten. Position: Center. …
  • Mark Pavelich. Position: Forward. …
  • Dave Silk. Position: Forward. …
  • Dave Christain. Position: Right Wing. …
  • Jack O’Callahan.

Who was the leading scorer on the 1980 Olympic hockey team?

Ice hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Tournament details
Matches played 35
Goals scored 308 (8.8 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Milan Nový (15 points)
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Where is Mike Eruzione now?

Today, Mike Eruzione lives and works in the Boston area where he grew up, went to school, played sports and raised his family. He is still the same guy 41 years after that famous goal that led his squad to a 4-3 victory over the highly favored Soviet Union.

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Did anyone from the miracle team play in the NHL?

Bob Suter. Suter (defense) played for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is well-known for setting records for penalty minutes. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 1977, but ultimately decided not to sign with them after the Olympics, and he never ended up playing a game in the NHL.

Did Herb Brooks really get cut from the Olympic team?

He ultimately returned to coach the U.S. men’s team to a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Brooks was killed in a 2003 car accident.

Herb Brooks.

Medal record
Men’s ice hockey
1962 United States (Player)
Winter Olympics
1980 United States (Coach)

Did Mike Eruzione play in the NHL?

Michael Anthony “Rizz, Rizzo” Eruzione (/ɪˌruːziˈoʊni/, Italian pronunciation: [erutˈtsjoːne]); born October 25, 1954) is an American former ice hockey player.

Mike Eruzione
National team United States
WHA Draft 28th overall, 1974 New England Whalers
Playing career 1977–1980

Who tried out for the 1980 Olympic hockey team?

Shaun Elder, a forward for Cyclone Hockey from 1976-79, couldn’t believe what it said. The letter was from the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States. He’d been invited to try out for the 1980 Olympic men’s hockey team, a shock to Elder given Iowa State’s “club” team status.

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