Team USA’s roster for the 2022 Winter Olympics will officially be announced Thursday evening, but Frank Seravalli and Christ Peters of The Daily Faceoff are reporting the names of the players that will participate in the upcoming games:
NEWS: Reporting with @chrismpeters, sources tell @DailyFaceoff these 25 players are expected to be named to Team USA for #Beijing2022 Olympics later today.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) January 13, 2022
13 #NHL prospects. Three 1st rd picks. 1 returnee from 2018: O'Neill. 15 NCAA, 5 KHL, 2 SHL, 2 AHL, 1 DEL. pic.twitter.com/kbKY139kBx
In total, 15 current NCAA players and 10 former NCAA players will make up the US roster. That includes three players from Minnesota, two each from Michigan(who will also lose two players to Team Canada), St. Cloud State, Harvard, and Boston College, and one each from Minnesota State, Boston University, Minnesota Duluth, and North Dakota.
Who knows how well this team will do. This is relatively uncharted territory. But it should be a fun and exciting team to watch with a lot of excellent NCAA players on it, including a few that could have easily been on NHL rosters this season had they not opted for an additional year of college hockey.