The Bruins group will likely be represented on the 2022 Beijing Olympics, though the NHL determined to not ship its gamers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workforce USA on Thursday launched its Olympic roster, and Windfall Bruins defenseman Aaron Ness was one in all 25 gamers named to the staff. Ness was signed to an AHL deal by the P-Bruins after he was invited to Bruins training camp in September. The 31-year-old has performed in 25 video games for Windfall this season, with seven assists (tied for second amongst Windfall defensemen.)
“It’s an honor to be chosen and get the chance to symbolize our nation in Beijing,” Ness stated in an announcement. “I’m very excited to compete and do every part doable to carry a medal again to the US.”
The Minnesota product has appeared in 72 NHL video games over seven seasons, seeing motion with the New York Islanders (who drafted him within the second spherical in 2008), Washington Capitals and Arizona Coyotes.
He’ll be a part of one other face acquainted to Boston followers on the blue line for Workforce USA: former Bruin Steven Kampfer, who presently performs within the KHL for Ak Bars Kazan, additionally was named to the staff.