McDavid, Matthews, Pastrnak among those chosen for 2022 Beijing Olympics

1 month ago  /  NHL.com  /  Read Time: 2 minutes 28 seconds
McDavid, Matthews, Pastrnak among those chosen for 2022 Beijing Olympics

Article at a glance:

  • 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
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