IIHF Won't Allow Individual NHLers to Participate in 2022 Winter Olympics

Alex Ovechkin

With the NHL having already withdrawn its participation in the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics back in December, the dream of having the game’s biggest stars compete for gold on the international stage is long dead. 

The IIHF Council, however, met this past week to discuss, among other things, whether or not players who are signed to NHL contracts will be permitted to compete in this year’s Games regardless of the league’s standing on the matter.


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