Auston “Captain America” Matthews is heading to the Olympics

Big news out of the United States of America. Just like what was required of Hockey Canada, USA Hockey is required to name their first three roster players for the Olympics, and you’ll never guess who made the cut…

Hearing the first three players selected to Team USA Men’s Olympic hockey roster for #Beijing2022 are Seth Jones, Patrick Kane and Auston Matthews.@DFOHockey
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) October 7, 2021

That’s right, baby. Auston Matthews, what a shock? I can’t believe the player who is likely the greatest American born center to ever play the game made the cut. Who would have thought it?
Anyways, there’s not a lot to say about it, so as a Canadian I’ll just take the moment to laugh at the idea that USA Hockey views Seth Jones as one of their top three players. If that’s the case, it seems unlikely they’ll medal even with Auston’s greatness there.
It also seems at this point USA Hockey might only be aware of the Chicago Blackhawks and Auston Matthews, because Patrick Kane was also selected. While there is no doubt of his skill on the ice, I don’t …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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