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Olympic NHL Participation

Postby nmuwildcat » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:51 am

The NHL, IIHF, and USA Hockey have reached an agreement on the Winter Olympics next February...

Any player, in the NHL or minor leagues signed to a standard NHL contract (one way, two way) is INELIGIBLE to participate in The Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea in 2018.


The league has decided that players with active NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to participate in the Olympics next February in South Korea. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the league’s stance to The Associated Press on Monday

The league announced in April it wouldn’t be stopping its season to go to the Olympics for the first time since 1994, but questions had remained about players in the American Hockey League and ECHL .

“A decision has been made that all players under NHL contract will be subject to similar treatment,” Daly said.

This means players signed to two-way NHL contracts or who are loaned to minor league affiliates by their clubs won’t be available to the United States, Canada or other national teams.
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