Even for the most avid of winter sports fans, it’s been a challenge to keep up with the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. The details have been so abnormally in flux since February of 2021 that countless hockey enthusiasts are feeling more than a bit left in the dark. Here’s the latest for anyone desperate for an update on the ever-changing Hockey Team USA lineup for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Arguably one of the two most viable hockey players previously projected for the team, Jack Eichel has unfortunately suffered neck injuries, and it seems certain he’ll be unable to play.

Adam Fox is a force to be reckoned with who has an indisputable talent for offense, known for playing for the New York Rangers on the blue line. It seemed like he would be little more than an ancillary player in the Olympic games, but now that the team has been turned on its head, that all could change.

Spectators may see Adam Fox as the star hockey player at the 2022 Olympics. He’s remarkably skilled at defense and boasts the ability to transcend the three zones of play. He’s sure to be running power playing and working the penalty kill like no one else on the ice

It’s still anybody’s guess which player will be skating into which position, but these are some likely projections as to what we’ll see this February.


  • Connor Hellebuyck
  • Thatcher Demko
  • John Gibson

Defensive Pairing 1

  • Zach Werenski
  • Seth Jones

Defensive Pairing 2

  • Charlie McAvoy
  • Adam Fox

Defensive Pairing 3

  • Jaccob Slavin
  • Brett Pesce


  • Jeff Petry and
  • Jacob Trouba

Forward Line 1

  • Kyle Connor
  • Auston Matthews
  • Patrick Kane

Forward Line 2

  • Johnny Gaudreau
  • Dylan Larkin
  • Matthew Tkachuk

Forward Line 3

  • Alex DeBrincat
  • J.T. Miller
  • Max Pacioretty

Forward Line 4

  • Chris Kreider
  • Joe Pavelski
  • Brady Tkachuk


  • Boeser
  • T.J. Oshie