The President of the International Federation (IIHF), René Fasel welcomed the union’s decision. The next agreement between the players, the owners and the League is expected to result in the presence of NHL players at the 2022 and 2026 Olympics.

Once the contract is signed after the players vote, all that remains is to formalize the agreement between the IIHF, the IOC and the NHL. « We never gave up after Pyeongchang. We understood why we had come to this. We really hope it will work for 2022 and we are ready to work to find a solution. », commented the Fribourgeois.

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