Report: Drew Commesso Could Play For Team USA at 2022 Winter Olympics

The NHL is not sending players to the 2022 Winter Olympics, but that doesn’t mean the Blackhawks won’t possibly have representation at the Beijing Games. With the Men’s Olympic Hockey tournament being populated by college players and non-NHL professionals, Daily Faceoff’s Chris Peters is reporting a number of players in-play to be invited to play for Team USA. Among them is Blackhawks goaltending prospect Drew Commesso.

Commesso was brought onto the 2021 World Championships roster for the U.S. last summer and was the top goalie for the 2022 World Junior Championships for Team USA this year. He made just one appearance for the U.S. before the tournament was postponed, making 23-of-25 saves in a win over Slovakia.

It’s still a fluid situation for the Olympic selection process, according to Peters and Frank Seravalli at Daily Faceoff, but Commesso has been high on the priority list within the USA Hockey program for the past two years. He was supposed to be with Team USA at the 2021 World Junior Championships, but was held back due to COVID issues. He has a 6-7-3 record at Boston University this season with a .900 save-percentage and a 2.82 GAA.

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