Hockey has always been one of the last few major team sports without a majority of their players coming from the United States.
Ice rinks and arenas across the country has always been dominated by a mix of Europeans, and Canadians. Even the NHL, which is the largest league in the world, relies on a steady talent supply from countries in which Hockey is more prominent.
Lately, however, the trend has been heading in the opposite direction. With more American kids playing hockey, more money and resources are being thrown into the sport.
This investment has paid off with more American athletes going on to play hockey at both the collegiate and professional levels.
In the last 25 years, the total number of hockey players in the US has grown by over 230