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NHL Announces Decision To Not Participate In The 2022 Olympic Winter Games

By USA Hockey, 12/22/21, 9:00AM EST


USA Hockey plans to fill staff roles shortly; announce final roster by mid-January

With the National Hockey League’s regular-season schedule having been materially disrupted as a result of increasing COVID cases and a rising number of postponed games, the National Hockey League announced today that NHL Players will not participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

USA Hockey Statement

While USA Hockey is disappointed, we certainly respect the decision of the NHL and NHLPA. Regardless, we remain excited about the upcoming Olympic Winter Games and look forward to putting a team together that gives us the best chance to win a gold medal in Beijing.

With the NHL personnel we previously announced as part of our management team and coaching staff no longer available, we’ll shortly be announcing new people to fill those roles. Further, we expect to name our final roster by mid-January.

Team USA News