The Bruins group shall be represented on the 2022 Beijing Olympics, despite the fact that the NHL determined to not ship its gamers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Staff USA on Thursday launched its Olympic roster, and Windfall Bruins defenseman Aaron Ness was certainly one of 25 gamers named to the crew. Ness was signed to an AHL deal by the P-Bruins after he was invited to Bruins training camp in September. The 31-year-old has performed in 25 video games for Windfall this season, with seven assists (tied for second amongst Windfall defensemen.)
“It’s an honor to be chosen and get the chance to characterize our nation in Beijing,” Ness stated in an announcement. “I’m very excited to compete and do all the pieces potential to convey a medal again to the US.”
The Minnesota product has appeared in 72 NHL video games over seven seasons, seeing motion with the New York Islanders (who drafted him within the second spherical in 2008), Washington Capitals and Arizona Coyotes.
He’ll be part of one other face acquainted to Boston followers on the blue line for Staff USA: former Bruin Steven Kampfer, who presently performs within the KHL for Ak Bars Kazan, additionally was named to the crew.