Jagr headlines Czech Republic Olympic candidate list

Friday, 09.06.2013 / 10:27 AM NHL.com

New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr again headlines the list of candidates being considered to play for the Czech Republic in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Jagr, who could be heading to his fifth Olympics, is among 67 players on the list revealed by Czech Republic coach Alois Hadamczik, according to a story on IIHF.com. Twenty players on the list were part of the Czech team that lost in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Thirty-six players on the list have an NHL contract.

Jagr has played in all four Olympics that have included NHL players. He had five points in six games for the Czech team that won gold in Nagano in 1998 and seven points in eight games to help his country win the bronze medal in Turin in 2006.

Forward Patrik Elias, Jagr's teammate in New Jersey, is on the list and could be headed to his fourth straight Olympics. The same goes for defenseman Tomas Kaberle, who was bought out by the Montreal Canadiens over the summer and reportedly is close to signing a contract with a club in Europe.

San Jose Sharks forward Martin Havlat, Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun, Washington Capitals forward Martin Erat and unrestricted free agent defenseman Filip Kuba are in line to play in their third Olympics.

Zidlicky, Vokoun, Erat and Kuba were part of the Czech teams in 2006 and 2010. Havlat played in the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics and again in 2010. He was injured and unable to play in 2006.

Goalie Ondrej Pavelec (Winnipeg Jets) along with forwards David Krejci (Boston Bruins), Tomas Fleischmann (Florida Panthers), Milan Michalek (Ottawa Senators) and Tomas Plekanec (Montreal Canadiens), and defensemen Jan Hejda (Colorado Avalanche), Zbynek Michalek (Phoenix Coyotes) and Roman Polak (St. Louis Blues) played on the 2010 Olympic team and are on the list as candidates for 2014.

Here is the full list of 67 players and their current teams:

GOALIES

Jakub Kovar, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL)

Petr Mrazek, Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)

Michal Neuvirth, Washington Capitals (NHL)

Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

Alexander Salak, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)

Jakub Stepanek, Severstal Cherepovets (KHL)

Tomas Vokoun, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

DEFENSEMEN

Michal Barinka, Vitkovice Ostrava (CZE)

Miroslav Blatak, Avangard Omsk (KHL)

Petr Caslava, Severstal Cherepovets (KHL)

Radko Gudas, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

Jan Hejda, Colorado Avalanche (NHL)

Tomas Kaberle, unrestricted free agent

Jakub Kindl, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

Lukas Krajicek, Dynamo Minsk (KHL)

Filip Kuba, unrestricted free agent

Zdenek Kutlak, Slovan Bratislava (KHL)

Tomas Kundratek, Washington Capitals (NHL)

Radek Martinek, New York Islanders (NHL)

Zbynek Michalek, Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)

Tomas Mojzis, Slovan Bratislava (KHL)

Jakub Nakladal, Lev Prague (KHL)

Ondrej Nemec, Lev Prague (KHL)

Filip Novak, Dynamo Moscow (KHL)

Roman Polak, St. Louis Blues (NHL)

Michal Rozsival, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Ladislav Smid, Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Petr Zamorsky, PSG Zlin (CZE)

Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey Devils (NHL)

FORWARDS

Roman Cervenka, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)

Radek Dvorak, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

Patrik Elias, New Jersey Devils (NHL)

Martin Erat, Washington Capitals (NHL)

Tomas Fleischmann, Florida Panthers (NHL)

Michael Frolik, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

Martin Hanzal, Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)

Martin Havlat, San Jose Sharks (NHL)

Ales Hemsky, Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks (NHL)

Roman Horak, Calgary Flames (NHL)

Petr Hubacek, JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)

Jiri Hudler, Calgary Flames (NHL)

Zbynek Irgl, Dynamo Minsk (KHL)

Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils (NHL)

Lukas Kaspar, Donbass Donetsk (KHL)

Jakub Klepis, Lev Prague (KHL)

Petr Koukal, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL)

Jan Kovar, Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)

David Krejci, Boston Bruins (NHL)

Milan Michalek, Ottawa Senators (NHL)

Vaclav Nedorost, Donbass Donetsk (KHL)

Petr Nedved, Bili Tygri Liberec (CZE)

Jiri Novotny, Lev Prague (KHL)

Rostislav Olesz, New Jersey Devils (NHL)

Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

Jakub Petruzalek, Amur Khabarovsk (KHL)

Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

Vaclav Prospal, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)

Tomas Rolinek, Sparta Prague (CZE)

Martin Ruzicka, Ocelari Trinec (CZE)

Vladimir Sobotka, St. Louis Blues (NHL)

Jiri Tlusty, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

Tomas Vincour, Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)

Michal Vondrka, Slovan Bratislava (KHL)

Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)

Radim Vrbata, Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)

Petr Vrana, Lev Prague (KHL)

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