January 9, 2010 1:02 pm

Captain America?

The leadership group (captain and alternates) for the United States Olympic hockey team is expected to be named Monday. Will it include Kings captain Dustin Brown?

Brown was the captain of the 2009 U.S. World Championships team, but given that the Olympic team is relatively young, there’s a good chance that an older player will captain the team. The Bergen (N.J.) Record reported today that Jamie Langenbrunner will be named U.S. captain and that Chris Drury and Zach Parise will be alternates.

Brown is certainly in the mix for a spot in the leadership group, though, and today he got an endorsement from Terry Murray…

MURRAY: “I think Brownie would be a great choice for one of the captains of the team. He’s been a big part of that whole program, from the very beginning. You probably go back to his junior years. When you get into a short tournament like that, you’re looking for a high standard of play, a work ethic, coming to the practice every day with a great attitude and preparing for the next game, and Brownie has always showed that. So I certainly think he’d be highly considered for one of the captains.”

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