No Olympics for more
Not only will Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and most of the best hockey players in the world not be going to the Olympics, neither will anyone on an NHL contract. The league has decided that players with active NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to participate in the Olympics in February in South Korea. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the league’s stance Monday The league announced in April it wouldn’t stop 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. 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. The AHL said earlier this summer that general managers could decide to allow players on AHL contracts to play in South Korea.