When the epidemic severely affected the NHL season and stars had to stay for make-up games, 15 college players and 8 players who played in Europe replaced NHL star players and entered the 25-man roster of the U.S. men’s ice hockey team for the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the North American Hockey League (NHL) has postponed more than 100 games. Originally, during the Beijing Winter Olympics next month, the NHL will suspend games to facilitate the stars to go out. Now this period has been filled with make-up games. Itinerary, which also forced NHL players to withdraw from the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Unlike the pomp of million-dollar stars and NHL fantasy teams, the Beijing Winter Olympics may be like the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with potential players competing in smaller leagues. In the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Russia won the ice hockey gold medal.
The only player who represented the U.S. at the 2018 Winter Olympics and is now re-elected to the U.S. team is forward Brian O’Neill, who plays in the Kontinental Hockey League for the Helsinki Jokerit. Send out 33 assists, which ranks third in the league.
Kenny Agostino played for the Torpedo of Novogoro and scored 20 goals, ranking 7th in the league.
Minnesota State University’s Smith (Nathan Smith) is the top scorer in American college ice hockey.
Overall, seven players on the U.S. team have played in the NHL this time around.
The first game of the U.S. ice hockey team at the Beijing Winter Olympics will be against landlord China on February 10.