List of Former Penguins Going to the Winter Olympics

Neither Team Canada nor Team Russia has yet released their full hockey rosters for the Beijing Olympics, so we may yet add a few names to the list. PHN has compiled the list of former Pittsburgh Penguins and Penguins prospects who will go for the gold.

The NHL players had to pull out of the Olympics due to COVID fears and the COVID postponements which disrupted the NHL season, and the AHL did not release its players to go, either. So most squads are comprised of the best talent playing in Europe or the NCAA.

Because the Olympic rosters don’t have much NHL talent, there is great upset potential for smaller hockey countries like Slovakia, which has several former NHL players. Perhaps some announcer will scream, “veríš na zázraky? Áno!”

(Using Google Translate, that says, Do you believe in Miracles? Yes! in Slovak).

Former Pittsburgh Penguins in the Winter Olympics:

David Warsofsky, D, Team USA: Warsofsky, 31, played 19 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2015 to 2017. He played 12 games with one goal for the eventual Stanley Cup champion 2016 Penguins and seven more the following season. Warsofsky played 75 AHL games for the WBS Penguins over those two seasons before moving to the Colorado Avalanche organization.

He is playing in the DEL (Germany) this season.

Ken Agostino, F, Team USA: Agostino never put on a Penguins jersey at any level. The 2010 fifth-round pick (140th…

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