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Pavol Demitra

Pavol Demitra  #38

Right Wing
NUMBER: 38 BIRTHDATE: November 29, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Dubnica Nad Váhom, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: OTT / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 9th   (227th overall)
Demitra will be playing in his third consecutive Olympics. His most recent international competition was the 2007 World Championship where he played on a line with Marian Hossa and Marian Gaborik. The trio combined for 21 points (9-12-21) in six games. Demitra also played two seasons in Minnesota as Gaborik’s teammate -- it will be their first competition together since the end of the 2007-08 season.

He has won two international medals, both bronze -- the first at the 1993 World Junior Championship (playing for the Czechoslovakia) and at the 2003 World Championship. He has also competed in two World Cups, 1996 and 2004.

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For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.

— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday