Jordan Greenway did not have much time to think about being a pioneer.
The Boston University striker was preparing for his third year last summer when he heard that USA Hockey could be calling college and minors. professionals in the league to complete their Olympic list. It was only after the NHL players were officially discarded and Greenway had the team tell him he would be the first African-American man on the US Olympic team. U.S.
"I'm happy to be the first, I hope to be the first of many," he said last month after practicing with the Terriers on campus. "I hope it inspires other children to want to do the same, to try something different."
One 6-foot-6, 238-pound winger who has 25 points in 28 games for the Terriers this season, Greenway played in the 2017 world championship and was second in points in the United States team that won the junior world championship the year past. He could be the first American to win the junior world and the Olympic gold.