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2022 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey rosters: Canada, USA announce first three NHL players

Sporting News logo Sporting News 10/8/2021 Jackie Spiegel

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 on Feb. 9. The bronze- and gold-medal games will be held on 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 hockey

Group 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
Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs F
Seth Jones Chicago Blackhawks D

Group A: Germany

Player NHL team Pos.
Leon Draisaitl Edmonton Oilers F
Moritz Seider Detroit Red Wings D
Philipp Grubauer Seattle Kraken G

Group A: China

To be announced

Group B: ROC

Player NHL team Pos.
Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Lightning F
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals F
Andrei Vasilevskiy Tampa Bay Lightning G

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

Player NHL team Pos.
Nico Hischier New Jersey Devils F
Timo Meier San Jose Sharks F
Roman Josi Nashville Predators D

Group B: Denmark

Player NHL team Pos.
Oliver Bjorkstrand Columbus Blue Jackets F
Nikolaj Ehlers Winnipeg Jets F
Alexander True Seattle Kraken F

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.
Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche F
Mika Zibanejad New York Rangers F
Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning D

Group C: Slovakia

Player NHL team Pos.
Andrej Sekera Dallas Stars D
Erik Cernak Tampa Bay Lightning D
Jaroslav Halak Vancouver Canucks G

Group C: Latvia

Player NHL team Pos.
Rudolfs Balcers San Jose Sharks F
Zemgus Girgensons Buffalo Sabres F
Kristians Rubins Toronto Maple Leafs D
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