2022 Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Rosters: Canada, USA Announce First Three NHL Players – Sporting News

(Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d4/bb/crosby-kane-100721-getty-ftrjpeg_1o9lgy4j7fzk715go0bbeydnf5.jpeg?t=1638707260&w=500&quality=80 The 2022 Olympic Games are a few months away, but the building of squads has already begun. 

In early September, the NHL and IOC announced an agreement to send players to Beijing to compete for gold. Governing bodies for each team must announce its first three players by Oct. 15 while submitting their “long list.” Final rosters will be announced in January.

The puck will drop on the tournament Feb. 9. The bronze- and gold-medal games will be held Feb. 19. Canada and the United States will square off in the preliminary round on Feb. 11 at 11:10 p.m. ET.

Below are the team rosters for the 12 countries competing as they are announced.

2022 Winter Olympic rosters for men’s ice hockeyGroup A: Canada

Player NHL team Pos. Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers F Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins F Alex Pietrangelo Vegas Golden Knights D Group A: United States

Player NHL team Pos. Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks F Seth Jones Chicago Blackhawks F Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs F Group A: Germany

To be announced

Group A: China

To be announced

Group B: ROC

To be announced

Group B: Czech Republic

Player NHL team Pos. Ondrej Palat Tampa Bay Lightning F Jakub Voracek Columbus Blue Jackets F David Pastrnak Boston Bruins F Group B: Switzerland

To be announced

Group B: Denmark

To be announced

Group C: Finland

Player NHL team Pos. Aleksander Barkov Florida Panthers F Mikko Rantanen Colorado Avalanche F Sebastian Aho Carolina Hurricanes F Group C: Sweden

Player NHL team Pos. Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning D Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche F Mika Zibanejad New York Rangers F Group C: Slovakia

To be announced

Group C: Latvia

To be announced

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