The NHL announced its decision regarding the Olympics 11 days later.

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Maybe it would have made it a little bit harder (knowing about the Olympics), but definitely this would have been the route I would have taken, to turn pro, Kunin said. I feel that it’s the right thing for me.

Johansson reaffirmed on Friday that USA Hockey will honor the NHL’s decision, citing the longstanding good relationship between the league and the USA Hockey.

Kunin said he is hopeful his USA Hockey days are not behind him.

Whenever I have the opportunity to wear the USA red, white, and blue, I’m always going to say ‘yes,’ he said. Tony said it today: There’s no greater honor than playing for your country and representing the USA. That kind of speaks for itself.

Whenever I get asked to play for my country, there’s no thinking twice; I’m always all-in. If that opportunity hopefully comes more in the future, whether it’s (the Olympics) or something down the road, I’m definitely saying ‘yes.’ But that’s kind of out of my control.

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