Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

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Czech Republic
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The coat of arms of the Czech Republic is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Czech Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Slavomír Lener
Head coach Vladimír Růžička
Assistants Jaroslav Špaček
Ondřej Weissmann
Captain Tomáš Rolinek
Most games David Výborný (218)
Top scorer Martin Procházka (61)
Most points David Výborný (147)
Home stadium O2 Arena
IIHF code CZE
IIHF ranking 5 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6 (2009)
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First international
 Czech Republic 6–1 Russia 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 11 February 1993)
Biggest win
 Czech Republic 11–0 Italy 
(Hanover, Germany; 6 May 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 7–0 Czech Republic 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 11 February 2012)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 22 (first in 1993)
Best result Med 1.png (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 2 – (1996, 2004)
Best result 3rd: – 2004
Olympics
Appearances 5 (first in 1994)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold: 1 – (1998)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1 – (2006)
International record (W–L–T)
310–208–46
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1998 Nagano Team
Bronze 2006 Turin Team
World Championship
Gold 1996 Austria Team
Gold 1999 Norway Team
Gold 2000 Russia Team
Gold 2001 Germany Team
Gold 2005 Austria Team
Gold 2010 Germany Team
Silver 2006 Latvia Team
Bronze 1993 Germany Team
Bronze 1997 Finland Team
Bronze 1998 Switzerland Team
Bronze 2011 Slovakia Team
Bronze 2012 Helsinki/Stockholm Team

The Czech men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of the Czech Republic. It is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world and a member of the so-called "Big Seven", the unofficial group of seven the strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States.[1] It is controlled by the Czech Ice Hockey Association. The Czech Republic has 72,075 players officially enrolled in organized hockey (0.7% of its population).

The Czechs won the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and won three straight gold medals at the world championships from 1999 to 2001. In the next three years, the team did not get a medal at the world championships — not even home at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships held in Prague and Ostrava, thus keeping the "world championship home ice curse" alive. But the following year, the Czechs won gold at the 2005 tournament, the only world championship where, due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, all NHL players were available to participate.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, the Czechs won a bronze medal, defeating Russia 3–0 (roster) in the bronze medal game. At the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, the Czechs won silver, falling to Sweden in the final. Czech Republic won the 2010 World Championships in Germany.

Coaching history[edit]

Olympics[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Olympic record[edit]

Year Result
1920-1992 As part of  Czechoslovakia
1994 5th place
1998  Gold
2002 7th place
2006  Bronze
2010 7th place
2014 6th place
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 1 0 1 2

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1993 Bronze
  • 1994 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1996 Gold
  • 1997 Bronze
  • 1998 Bronze
  • 1999 Gold
  • 2000 Gold
  • 2001 Gold
  • 2002 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2005 Gold
  • 2006 Silver
  • 2007 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2010 Gold
  • 2011 Bronze
  • 2012 Bronze
  • 2013 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 4th place

World Cup (before Canada Cup) record[edit]

  • 1996 – Did not qualify for playoffs – 8th
  • 2004 – Lost in semi-finals – 3rd

Recent rosters[edit]

2014 Olympic roster[edit]

The following is the Czech roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[2][3] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Kovar, JakubJakub Kovář 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 19 July 1988 Písek Russia Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL)
2 D Zidlicky, MarekMarek Židlický 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 3 February 1977 Most United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
3 D Gudas, RadkoRadko Gudas 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 5 June 1990 Kladno United States Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
5 D Smid, LadislavLadislav Šmíd 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 1 February 1986 Frýdlant Canada Calgary Flames (NHL)
7 D Kaberle, TomasTomáš Kaberle 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) 2 March 1978 Rakovník Czech Republic Kladno (CZE)
8 D Barinka, MichalMichal Barinka 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 12 June 1984 Vyškov Czech Republic Vítkovice (CZE)
9 F Michalek, MilanMilan Michálek 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002103000000000000103 kg (227 lb) 7 December 1984 Jindřichův Hradec Canada Ottawa Senators (NHL)
10 F Cervenka, RomanRoman Červenka 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 10 December 1985 Prague Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
11 F Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 700199000000000000099 kg (218 lb) 20 February 1987 České Budějovice United States Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
12 F Novotný, JiříJiří Novotný 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 12 August 1983 Pelhřimov Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
14 F Plekanec, TomasTomáš PlekanecC 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 31 October 1982 Kladno Canada Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
18 F Palat, OndrejOndřej Palát 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) 28 March 1991 Frýdek-Místek United States Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
23 D Michalek, ZbynekZbyněk Michálek 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 23 December 1982 Jindřichův Hradec United States Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
25 D Krajicek, LukasLukáš Krajíček 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 11 March 1983 Prostějov Belarus Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
26 F Elias, PatrikPatrik EliášA 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 13 April 1976 Třebíč United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
31 G Pavelec, OndrejOndřej Pavelec 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 31 August 1987 Kladno Canada Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
32 D Rozsival, MichalMichal Rozsíval 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 3 September 1978 Vlašim United States Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
46 F Krejci, DavidDavid Krejčí 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 28 April 1986 Šternberk United States Boston Bruins (NHL)
53 G Salak, AlexanderAlexander Salák 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 5 January 1987 Strakonice Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
67 F Frolik, MichaelMichael Frolík 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 17 February 1988 Kladno Canada Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
68 F Jagr, JaromirJaromír JágrA 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 15 February 1972 Kladno United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
83 F Hemský , AlešAleš Hemský 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 13 August 1983 Pardubice Canada Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
89 F Voracek, JakubJakub Voráček 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) 15 August 1989 Kladno United States Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
91 F Erat, MartinMartin Erat 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 28 August 1981 Třebíč United States Washington Capitals (NHL)
93 F Nedved, PetrPetr Nedvěd 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 9 December 1971 Liberec Czech Republic Bílí Tygři Liberec (CZE)

Forward Vladimír Sobotka was also selected but was unable to participate due to injury. He was replaced by Martin Erat.[4]


2014 IIHF World Championships roster[edit]

Goaltenders
# Player Date of birth Club
1 Jakub Kovář 19 July 1988 Russia Avt. Yekaterinburg
33 Pavel Francouz 3 June 1990 Czech Republic HC Litvínov
53 Alexander Salák 5 January 1987 Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
Defensemen
# Player Date of birth Club
2 Jakub Kindl 10 February 1987 United States Detroit Red Wings
3 Petr Zámorský 3 August 1992 Czech Republic PSG Zlín
23 Ondřej Němec 18 April 1984 Czech Republic HC Lev Praha
29 Jan Kolář 22 November 1986 Ukraine HC Donbass
46 Roman Polák 28 April 1986 United States St. Louis Blues
47 Michal Jordán 17 July 1990 United States Charlotte Checkers
55 Martin Ševc 23 September 1981 Czech Republic HC Lev Praha
74 Ondřej Vitásek 4 September 1990 Czech Republic HC Liberec
Forwards
# Player Date of birth Club
10 Roman Červenka 10 December 1985 Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
12 Jiří Novotný 12 August 1983 Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
17 Vladimír Sobotka 2 July 1987 United States St. Louis Blues
20 Jakub Klepiš 5 June 1984 Czech Republic HC Lev Praha
22 Lukáš Kašpar 23 September 1985 Ukraine HC Donbass
24 Jiří Hudler 4 January 1984 Canada Calgary Flames
26 Martin Zaťovič 21 January 1985 Czech Republic HC Karlovy Vary
43 Jan Kovář 20 March 1990 Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
44 Milan Gulaš 30 December 1985 Sweden Färjestad BK
48 Tomáš Hertl 12 November 1993 United States San Jose Sharks
60 Tomáš Rolinek 17 February 1980 Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha
64 Jiří Sekáč 10 June 1992 Czech Republic HC Lev Praha
68 Jaromír Jágr 15 February 1972 United States New Jersey Devils
82 Michal Vondrka 17 May 1982 Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
88 Jakub Petružálek 24 April 1985 Russia Ak Bars Kazan

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