Marcus Hogberg (Sweden)
Continuing along the lines of unassuming candidates, given that Marcus Hogberg has only played 28 NHL games and has a .901 save percentage, you’d be forgiven for not thinking of him as a possibility for one of the top national teams in the world. That said, Hogberg’s raw numbers don’t take into account that he played behind an oftentimes porous Ottawa defence corps, and routinely made game-saving saves amid defensive collapses, as seen below.
Robin Lehner and Jacob Markstrom appear to be fairly safe bets to make the team, but with Henrik Lundqvist nearing 40, the third spot may be wide open. Hogberg will have stiff competition from the likes of Linus Ullmark, Oscar Dansk, and current teammate Anders Nilsson, but at 25 he still has plenty of room to develop. If by 2022 he’s even a below-average NHL starter, that could put him in a great spot to make the team.
Olympic Chance: 30%