The 2022 Winter Olympics are coming fast with just a few months before NHL stars jet off to Beijing to compete for their respective countries. Hockey Canada announced recently that Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and Alex Pietrangelo were the first three players selected to its team, and now Sweden has announced its first three. Mika Zibanejad, Gabriel Landeskog and Victor Hedman have been named to Team Sweden for the 2022 Games.

Zibanejad may not have reached the incredible heights of 2019-20 last season, but he’s still a force for the Rangers and projects to be Sweden’s first-line center at the upcoming tournament. He scored 41 goals in just 57 games during the COVID-shortened season two years ago and came back with a strong enough 50 points in 56 games this past season. In fact, center is actually a position of great strength for the Swedes this time around, with Elias Pettersson, Nicklas Backstrom, Mikael Backlund and William Karlsson all strong candidates to take spots down the middle.

They won’t be too bad on the wing either, starting with Landeskog, who was already an alternate captain for the nation at the 2014 Olympics when he was just 21.