2 Chicago Blackhawks Named To 2022 US Olympic Hockey Team | Baseball


PHIL THOMPSON Chicago Tribune

Team USA Hockey has unveiled the top three players competing for gold at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, and two are the Chicago Blackhawks: Patrick Kane and Seth Jones.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews is the third, and the rest of the 25-man squad is expected to be revealed in January.

“It’s no secret that we are excited about our team’s prospects for the 2022 Games,” Stan Bowman said in a statement. “Patrick, Auston and Seth reflect the high level of talent that will make up our final roster as we strive to bring gold back to the United States.”

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Seth Jones (4) faces the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL pre-season hockey game on Monday, October 4, 2021, in Detroit.


Bowman is the general manager of Team USA, as well as president of hockey operations and general manager of the Hawks.

For Kane, this will be his third Olympics. The Hawks right winger won silver in 2010, losing to teammate Jonathan Toews’ Canadian team in Vancouver, and his 2014 team finished fourth, just out of the medal race. in Sochi.

This will be Jones’ first Olympics. He played against the United States, helping to win bronze at the 2015 IIHF World Men’s Championship and the gold-medal winning team at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.


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