In an alternate universe, we would be in the midst of a wild week of roster announcements and debate surrounding the NHL’s return to the Olympics. While we still won’t get to see the likes of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, or Nathan MacKinnon at the Olympics for now, the upcoming Games still provide a high profile event that sees a lot of familiar names competing for their country.
For the Toronto Maple Leafs, that means a mix of current prospects and former players all heading to China over the next week. For some prospects, it will be their introduction to the fanbase on a grand stage. Then you have the former players, some of which will bring back fond memories of past teams, and others will have you going “oh I remember him!”
To get you set for the men’s tournament that begins on February 9, here is every player with a connection to the Toronto Maple Leafs competing at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
The Current Prospects
Easily the most notable group of players attending the Olympics is the group of current Leafs prospects that will be representing their country in China. There will be three “true” Leafs prospects at the Olympics, with an additional two whose NHL rights still belong to Toronto.
Many fans …
Author: Kyle Cushman / The Leafs Nation