Sebastian Aho, Aleksander Barkov and Mikko Rantanen are the first names submitted to be part of the Finland men's hockey team at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Each will be playing in his first Olympics. Participating countries were asked to declare three players last month.

Aho, a 24-year-old center for the Carolina Hurricanes, scored a team-high 57 points (24 goals, 33 assists) last season and 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games, including the winning goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup First Round to eliminate the Nashville Predators.