Canada hockey roster: Eric Staal, Owen Power headline former NHL players, prospects in 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Canadian men’s Olympic ice hockey roster was revealed Tuesday and it has some familiar names. Several NHL veterans like five-time All-Star Eric Staal, Daniel Winnik and Jason Demers will suit up in Beijing, as will two of the game’s brightest young stars, Owen Power and Mason McTavish.

There are no active NHL players on this year’s Olympic team as the league opted not to send them to Beijing and decided to forgo the Olympic break and make up games postponed due to COVID-19. The NHL also didn’t send players to 2018 games, though three players from that 2018 team will make return trips in 2022.

Here is the roster for the Canadian men’s hockey team ahead of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. The men’s ice hockey competition will begin on February 9.

Canada 2022 Olympic hockey roster

Unlike Team USA, Team Canada is packed with players with deep NHL experience and Olympic experience. Seventeen of the 25 players selected for Team Canada have NHL experience, led by Eric Staal, who has been an All-Star five times and has 1,293 games and nearly 1,100 points under his belt.

Staal (second overall in 2003), along with Josh Ho-Sang (28, 2014), Mason McTavish (3, 2021), Brandon Gormley (13, 2010) and this year’s first overall pick Owen Power are former first-round players on the roster

There are also four former Olympians on the team. Staal represented Canada and took home gold in 2010, while Eric O’Dell, Maxim Noreau and Mat Robinson suited up in 2018 and took home bronze medals.

Name Position Team (League)
Daniel Carr Ahead Lugano (National League)
adam cracknell Ahead Bakersfield (AHL)
David Desharnais Ahead Freiburg-Gotteron (National League)
landon ferraro Ahead Haie Colony (DEL)
Josh Ho Sang Ahead Toronto (AHL)
Knight of Corban Ahead Avangard Omsk (KHL)
jack mcbain Ahead Boston University (NCAA)
mason mctavsh Ahead Ontario (OHL)
Eric O’Dell Ahead Dynamo (KHL)
eric staal Ahead free agent
ben street Ahead EHC Red Bull Munich (DEL)
Adam Tambellini Ahead Rogle BK (SHL)
jordan wellness Ahead Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
daniel winnick Ahead Geneve-Servette (National League)
Mark Barber Defending Lausanne (National League)
jason demers Defending Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
brandon gormley Defending Dinamo Riga (KHL)
alex scholarship Defending Jokerit (KHL)
maximum noreau Defending ZSC (National League)
Owen Power Defending Michigan (NCAA)
mat robinson Defending free agent
Tyler Wotherspoon Defending Utica (AHL)
Devon Levi goalkeeper Northeast (NCAA)
Edward Pascual goalkeeper Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
matt tomkins goalkeeper Frolunda (SHL)

Who coaches the Canadian men’s ice hockey team?

To go along with the veteran NHL presences on Team Canada, there are several NHL veterans who will also be on the bench.

The most notable is 2010 Stanley Cup winner Claude Julien, who was recently fired by the Canadiens 18 games after last season. Prior to that, Julien had been an NHL head coach continuously since 2002 and amassed a career record of 667-445-152 and made the playoffs 10 times as a coach. He was also an assistant for Team Canada in 2014 when they took home a gold medal.

Among Julien’s assistants is former Chicago head coach Jeremy Colliton, who was relieved of his duties earlier this season after his team started 1-9-2. He compiled a record of 87-92-26 and made the playoffs once in three full seasons as head coach. The other attendees include longtime Hockey Canada veteran Tyler Dietrich and former NHL assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner.

Former NHL forward Shane Doan is the team’s general manager.

Name Position Most recent team
claudio julian Trainer Montreal (2016-21)
Nolan Baumgartner assistant coach Vancouver (2017-21)
Jeremy Colliton assistant coach Chicago (2018-22)
Tyler Dietrich assistant coach Hockey Canada (2016–present)

Canada Olympic Games medal history

Historically, Canadian men have been very successful, with 15 Olympic medals to their name. Much of that was in the early period of the Olympics, as they won gold in six of the seven Olympic cycles between 1920 and 1952. They won gold in 1952, sparking a 50-year gold medal drought earlier. to finally regain the top spot in 2002 in Salt Lake City.

In addition to their early success, the Canadian team has also been doing well recently. They have won medals in four of the last six Olympic cycles, including a bronze in 2018, when the NHL decided not to send any of its players to compete.

Year Site Result
1920 Antwerp Gold
1924 Chamonix Gold
1928 Saint Moritz Gold
1932 placid lake Gold
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Silver
1948 Saint Moritz Gold
1952 Oslo Gold
1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Bronze
1960 squaw valley Silver
1964 innsbruck 4th
1968 Grenoble Bronze
1972 Sapporo I do not participate
1976 innsbruck I do not participate
1980 placid lake 6th
1984 sarajevo 4th
1988 Calgary 4th
1992 albertville Silver
1994 Lillehammer Silver
1998 Nagano 4th
2002 Salt Lake City Gold
2006 Turin 7th
2010 Vancouver Gold
2014 sochi Gold
2018 PyeongChang Bronze
2022 beijing Determined

Canadian Olympics hockey schedule

Team Canada is one of 12 teams that qualified for the Beijing Olympics. They will play in Group A. Their opponents in the group stage will be the United States, China and Germany.

Date Play Time (ET)
Feb. 10 Canada vs. Germany (preliminary round) 8:10 a.m.
February 11th Canada vs. USA (preliminary round) 23:10
February 13th Canada vs. China (preliminary round) 8:10 a.m.
February 15 Men’s Hockey Qualifying Playoff Determined
February 16th Men’s hockey quarterfinals Determined
18th of February Men’s Hockey Semifinals Determined
February 19th Men’s Hockey Bronze Medal Game 8:10 a.m.
February 19th Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game 23:10