WASHINGTON’S TOP NEWS — Despite growing up a hockey prodigy and being drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 2008, Garrett Roe has yet to fulfill his dream of playing on NHL ice. But the disappointment of not catching on in the NHL opened the door for a different dream — earning a spot on the U.S. men’s hockey team in time to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Roe, a native of Vienna, Virginia, learned the game from his father, Larry, who coached and played the sport and made sure his sons were able to do the same. Roe played his way into becoming a standout hockey player at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, setting the school record for assists and ranking third all-time in points scored.