NHL Players Will Participate in 2014 Olympics

Source: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Source: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It is finally official. After days of waiting for the announcement from the NHL, the league announced today that an agreement has been reached with International Ice Hockey Federation and the International Olympic Committee to allow NHL players to play in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Sochi, Russia. The hockey tournament will take place from February 12th until February 23rd. The NHL will install a two week break in their regular season schedule, which should be released shortly.