Beijing will be full of NHL players

Published September 3, 2021 at 11:55

NHL players will officially be part of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games. This news was unofficial, but now it is official as the NHL and the IIHF have signed a formal contract.

Many players will be ecstatic after reading this news, including Alex Ovechkin, who places a VERY high value on international competition. It will also be exciting for Team Canada fans, who will be able to watch players like MacKinnon, McDavid and Crosby.

With that being said, let me remind you that the NHL did not participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. National Hockey League players did, however, compete in Nagano (1998), Salt Lake City (2002), Turin (2006), Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014).

By the way, it's time to have some fun: what's your dream lineup for our Team Canada? Nathan MacKinnon, Connor McDavid or Sidney Crosby as the team's first center? Big question on the way out!
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