When it comes to championing the cause of the American player, no one has done more or done it better than Lou Vairo. So when he calls them “one of the great lines in U.S. hockey history,” people tend to listen.
Eddie Olczyk, Pat Lafontaine and Dave A. Jensen were as talented a trio to ever wear the red, white and blue. They came together before the ink had dried on their high school diplomas, starry-eyed dreamers who were looking to produce another Olympic miracle on international ice.
While the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team came up short of its golden goal, the trio did not disappoint, not in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia or in what came after. All three went on to professional hockey careers and earned more than their share of accolades along the way.
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Rare 1984 USA Olympic Hockey. David A. Jensen Scores 2 vs. Canada.
David A. Jensen races past legendary defenseman Rod Langway to set up Paul Guay for a Team USA goal in a pre-Olympic duel vs. the Washington Capitals in 1984.