Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin lead a list of NHL players who were the first three submitted by their respective countries to play at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
In advance of NHL player participation in the 2022 Olympics, the IIHF, NHL and NHL Players' Association requested each of the participating teams to provide a list of three provisional NHL players to be included on each national team roster.
9 when the Russian Olympic Committee plays Switzerland (3:40 a.m. ET), the Czech Republic plays Denmark (8:10 a.m. ET), and Sweden plays Latvia (11:10 p.m. ET).
He played in the 2006 Turin Olympics (fourth place), the Vancouver Olympics (sixth) and the Sochi Olympics (fifth).
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy were the others named to the Russian Olympic Committee roster.
Here are the players selected for the 2022 Olympics so far:
Russian Olympic Committee: Nikita Kucherov, Alex Ovechkin, Andrei Vasilevskiy