After NHL Backs Out, Beijing Olympics Will Showcase Hockey's Next Generation

1/21/2022 2:13:00 AM

After NHL Backs Out, Beijing Olympics Will Showcase Hockey's Next Generation

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After NHL Backs Out, Beijing Olympics Will Showcase Hockey's Next Generation

The precedent is there for the youngest players to be among the best at the Olympics

When the NHL decided not to send players to Pyeongchang in 2018, it gave Russian sniper Kirill Kaprizov, Finnish defenseman Miro Heiskanen and winger Eeli Tolvanen, and American forwards Troy Terry, Ryan Donato and Jordan Greenway opportunities to stand out. Kaprizov and Tolvanen were the second- and third-leading scorers in that tournament, while Donato led the U.S. in goals and Terry in assists.

While Russia, Finland and other European teams are going with mostly older rosters from professional leagues, the U.S. figured the kids are all right: 15 of the 25 players named to the team are currently in college, including 13 who have already been drafted by an NHL team.

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When the NHL decided not to send players to Pyeongchang in 2018, it gave Russian sniper Kirill Kaprizov, Finnish defenseman Miro Heiskanen and winger Eeli Tolvanen, and American forwards Troy Terry, Ryan Donato and Jordan Greenway opportunities to stand out. Kaprizov and Tolvanen were the second- and third-leading scorers in that tournament, while Donato led the U.S. 18. in goals and Terry in assists. While Russia, Finland and other European teams are going with mostly older rosters from professional leagues, the U.

S. 15, with both the Delta and Omicron variants detected, a tiny case count compared with the rest of the world. figured the kids are all right: 15 of the 25 players named to the team are currently in college, including 13 who have already been drafted by an NHL team. Vanbiesbrouck said the young players will have an immediate impact on the team. Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson, who broadcasted five Olympics, figures the next step is the NHL. 4, while the ongoing Lunar New Year travel season raises the risk of virus transmission nationwide. “You never know: They could be here next year or the following year,” Davidson said.

“This is a stage for them.” In this full episode of the My New Favorite Olympian podcast, hosts Apolo Ohno and Ngozi Ekeledo hear from Abby Roque, Jim Roque, Chief Larry Roque, Ted Nolan and former Anishinabek Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedaseh Medahbee. Nationwide, China reported a total of 43 locally transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms for Jan. It’s also something of a do-over after the world juniors were canceled midstream because of virus concerns. That tournament was shut down roughly a week after the NHL withdrew from Beijing, so the opportunity snatched away became more motivation for Beniers, Sanderson, Faber and Commesso to commit to the Olympics. “One door closes and another opens,” said Beniers, who is expected to be the youngest player in the tournament. As of Jan.

“Something that not many people get the chance to participate in.” Participating in 2018 did wonders for the likes of Terry, Greenway and Kaprizov. Terry leads the Anaheim Ducks in goals and points this season, while Kaprizov is teammates with Greenway on the Wild and is tops on Minnesota in scoring.com Register Reporting by Roxanne Liu, Stella Qiu, Albee Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Christopher Cushing and Raju Gopalakrishnan Our Standards: More from Reuters Daily Briefing Subscribe to our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox. While McDavid, MacKinnon and Matthews point to Sidney Crosby’s golden goal at the 2010 Vancouver Games as the most memorable Olympic moment from childhood, many of the young U.S.

players this time look more at T.J. Oshie’s shootout in Sochi as the iconic highlight. For 20-year-old Brendan Brisson, the performances of Terry, Greenway and Donato in Pyeongchang stick out in large part because they helped U.S.

management learn to trust college players. “I loved watching last time, the U.S., seeing those college guys have success,” Brisson said. “They led in goals and assists and played a really big role on their team, so it’s just something that we have to work towards and maybe we can be like that in Beijing.

” The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be here before we know it. Here's everything to know about the Olympic events, COVID-19 protocols, an overlap with the Super Bowl and more. It’s possible because coach David Quinn is certainly not going to bury young players at the end of the bench or scratch them from important games. Beniers, Brisson and Sanderson could be among the U.S leaders in ice time at the Olympics before going back to college and soon on to pro careers.

“The great part about it is these guys are skilled players with a hardness to their game that are committed to playing in all three zones,” Quinn said. “And that’s why they were drafted where they were. That’s why they’re going to be big parts of the team we have, and that’s why they’ve got great futures in the NHL.” Copyright AP - Associated Press .