Devils captain Nico Hischier has been named as one of three provisional players to represent Team Switzerland in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
The International Ice Hockey Federation, National Hockey League and NHL Players Association asked all participating countries to provide a list of three initial players to be selected for the men's Olympic national team roster.
Hischier, 22, has represented Switzerland in several international tournaments in his career, including World Championships, World Junior Championships and World Under-18 Championships.
"I'm really pumped," Hischier said. "Growing up you watch the Olympic Games. It's something special. It's something I haven't experienced in my career. It's still a little ahead. I'm trying not to focus on that instead of the season. I'll just take it day-by-day, but when the time comes and I go over there, it's a dream come true. I always wanted to experience that. It's pretty cool."
Hischier will be joined by Nashville's Roman Josi and San Jose's Timo Meier.