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Ovechkin, Kucherov among latest NHL players named to 2022 Olympics

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Rosters for the upcoming 2022 Beijing Games continue to take shape, with 11 of the 12 participating countries naming three players to their rosters.

NHL players return to the Olympics for the first time since 2014. Each country was required to submit a list to the IIHF of three players who - provided they remain healthy - will be included on the final rosters.

Here are the first few players called to each team so far.

Canada 🇨🇦

Connor McDavid
Sidney Crosby
Alex Pietrangelo

China 🇨🇳

To be announced Oct. 8

Czech Republic 🇨🇿

David Pastrnak
Jakub Voracek
Ondrej Palat

Denmark 🇩🇰

Oliver Bjorkstrand
Nikolaj Ehlers
Alexander True

Finland 🇫🇮

Aleksander Barkov
Mikko Rantanen
Sebastian Aho

Germany 🇩🇪

Leon Draisaitl
Moritz Seider
Philipp Grubauer

Latvia 🇱🇻

Rudolfs Balcers
Zemgus Girgensons
Kristians Rubins

Russian Olympic Committee 🇷🇺

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Alex Ovechkin
Nikita Kucherov

Slovakia 🇸🇰

Andrej Sekera
Erik Cernak
Jaroslav Halak

Sweden 🇸🇪

Gabriel Landeskog
Mika Zibanejad
Victor Hedman

Switzerland 🇨🇭

Roman Josi
Timo Meier
Nico Hischier

United States 🇺🇸

Auston Matthews
Patrick Kane
Seth Jones

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