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Pavel Bure was one of the fastest players in the 1990s, and one of the league's best goal scorers. His speed and birthplace earned him the nickname "The Russian Rocket."
Other players played longer or put up better career numbers, but no player in NHL history was as dominating or as talented as Robert Gordon Orr.
Amanda Borden was the last person to qualify for the team and had some of the least experience. Yet when it came time to select a captain, she was shocked to learn that all six of her teammates had chosen her. Her positive personality and supportive pep talks played a crucial role in helping the U.S. rise to the top. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)
Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin had an original nickname, "The Bulin Wall."