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.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets