The NHL season hasn’t started yet, but we’re already seeing countries name the first players they will take to Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Team Germany announced their first three players, which include Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider:
The IIHF along with the NHL and NHLPA requested that all teams participating in the winter games provide three provisional NHL players to be included in national team rosters. The remainder of rosters for each national team will be announced in January of 2022.
Moritz Seider has played a TON of hockey since he was drafted at 6th overall in 2019. That trend will continue, as the 20-year-old rearguard is expected to play a pivotal part of Detroit’s defensive lineup this season. Seider was the only Red Wings player named in the IIHF’s announcement, though other Red Wings such as Dylan Larkin, are expected to make their national teams. Here’s where they stand now:
Team CZECH REPUBLIC
The 2022 Winter Olympics will kick off in Beijing on February 4th and will conclude on February 20th.