The last time that the NHL allowed it’s players to compete in the Olympics was 2014. Back in Sochi, T.J. Oshie stole the show for the United States. The then 27-year-old forward became synonymous with shootout success; Oshie converted on four of his six attempts on Russian netminder Sergei Bobrovsky to lead the U.S. team to an incredible victory over Team Russia. In 2018, against the wishes of many of its players, the NHL decided not to allow them to compete in Pyeongchang.
That all looks to change. Sunday, reports surfaced that the NHL was nearing an agreement to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Assuming that the NHL does allow their players to participate in the upcoming Winter Games, here are some of the Washington Capitals players that you can expect to see representing their countries.