On the management side, Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey, has been named general manager, while Ben Smith will serve as director of player personnel.

Johannson has made six appearances with a US Olympic men’s ice hockey team, including twice as a player, once as team leader and three times in management.

Smith has been part of four US Olympic coaching staffs in his career, including three times as head coach of the US Olympic women’s ice hockey team and once as assistant coach of the US Olympic men’s ice hockey team.

Having led the US to its first-ever gold medal in women’s hockey at the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics, he is widely involved in player evaluation for USA Hockey international teams, including the gold medal-winning 2017 US national junior side.

“The experience, passion and success our management and coaching staff have between them ensure that we’ll have a team well prepared to win gold in Pyeongvhang,” Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey, said.

Gavin Regan, vice-president of USA Hockey and chair of the organisation’s international council, added: “We’re excited about the staff we have in place and look forward to the next several months as we prepare for the Games.”