While Tony Granato is the head coach of the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team for the first time, he is no stranger to international competition. The Downers Grove, Illinois, native was an assistant coach for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team and played for Team USA in seven international competitions, including the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, the 1991 Canada Cup, three IIHF Men's World Championships (1985, 1986, 1987) and two IIHF World Junior Championships (1983, 1984). Currently, the head men's ice hockey coach at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, Granato spent 13 seasons as either a head coach or assistant coach in the NHL, one year after retiring from a 13-year NHL playing career. A four-time 30-goal scorer in the NHL, he skated for the New York Rangers (1988-90), Los Angeles Kings (1990-96) and San Jose Sharks (1996-01), before coaching with the Colorado Avalanche (2002-2009), Pittsburgh Penguins (2009-14) and Detroit Red Wings (2014-16). Under his direction – and consistent with previous Olympic years – the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team will gather as a group for the first time on Feb. 10 in South Korea, marking the first time since 1994 that the roster will not be populated by NHL players.