Langenbrunner tabbed as captain

Jamie Langenbrunner

was named captain of the U.S. men's hockey team on Monday.

The 34-year-old New Jersey Devils captain is headed to his second Olympics after playing in Nagano in 1998.


"I'm honored to be given this position," Langenbrunner said. "There's plenty of leaders on this team. I'm not too worried about the leadership on this team at all."

Langenbrunner, 34, is having a banner NHL season, with 40 points (13-27) in 43 games and a plus-13 rating.


Team USA's alternate captains will be

Zach Parise

of the Devils,

Ryan Suter

of the Nashville Predators,

Brian Rafalski

of the Detroit Red Wings and

Dustin Brown

of the Los Angeles Kings.

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