Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan and center Chris Drury today were selected for the U.S. Olympic Team, which begins play in Vancouver in mid-February. It will be Drury's third appearance (2002 and 2006) and Rangers alternate captain Callahan's first.
It has been a memorable few days for Drury, a Trumbull, Connecticut native, and wife Rory. Daughter Kelly was born late Tuesday night. She joins daughter Dylan and son Luke. "Everybody's healthy," the Rangers captain said today.
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Callahan, 24, is in his fourth season with the Rangers. He scored 22 goals and 40 points last season and ranked fourth in the NHL with 265 hits. The Rochester native is 9-10-19 and has five goals and six assists in the last 13 games.
Drury, 33, has five goals and nine assist in 35 games. He missed five with a concussion sustained on Nov. 7 in Calgary. He is in his 11th NHL season.