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Czechs name hockey squad for Vancouver Games

Czechs name hockey squad for Vancouver Games

Former NHL superstar Jaromir Jagr has been included in the Czech Republic's Olympic squad for the Vancouver Games.
The 37-year-old right winger who was the NHL's MVP in 1999 with the Pittsburgh Penguins was in the 23-man squad named by coach Vladimir Ruzicka on Wednesday.
Other current Czech NHL stars _ forwards Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils and Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadians as well Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle are all included.
Jagr helped the Czech Republic win gold at the 1998 Nagano Olympics in Japan.
He left the NHL in 2008 to join Avangard Omsk in the Russian League.


Updated : 2021-08-06 03:14 GMT+08:00