Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane and defenseman Seth Jones and Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews were the first three players named to the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team Thursday.

"It's no secret we're excited about the prospects of our team for the 2022 Games," said USA Hockey general manager Stan Bowman, who also runs the Blackhawks. "Patrick, Auston and Seth reflect the high level of talent that will make up our final roster as we strive to bring gold back home to the U.S."