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It appears Dan Bylsma will have some familiar faces in his Olympic Camp for Team USA. United States Hockey announced today that three members of the Pittsburgh Penguins were invited. They are:
LW Beau Bennett (No Olympic experience)
D Paul Martin (Named to team in 2006 and 2010)
D Brooks Orpik (Played in 2010)
Not many people expected Bennett to get an invite, but it seems that the full camp list has quite a bit of youth on it. Martin played with Orpik for most of last season and played pretty well. We will see if that pairing continues if both make the team. Martin made the team in 2006 and 2010, but has yet to play in an Olympic game. In 2006, he did not play at all. In 2010, he could not play because of a broken arm. Martin hopes to make his playing debut in 2014. Local products John Gibson and Brandon Saad were also invited to the camp.