Russia has actually revealed its very first 3 NHLers that will assist to comprise its Olympic lineup in Beijing.
Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and forwards Alex Ovechkin and Nikita Kucherov have actually been called to the Olympic group.
Ovechkin is the only gamer of the 3 to formerly play in the Olympics, making the group in 2006, 2010 and2014 Vasilevskiy will be Russia’s beginning goalie, with Kucherov, the 2019 Hart Trophy winner, playing in his very first worldwide competition given that winning the leading forward at the 2019 World Championship with 16 points.
Russia will need to play under the Russia Olympic Committee banner after the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited the group from taking part under its main nation title back in 2019.
The NHL and NHLPA asked for that each group names its very first 3 NHLers ahead of the very first Olympic lineup expose on Oct.15 4 other groups called their lineups previously on Friday, with the other 4 making their options Thursday.
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