Vokoun led the Czech Republic to the bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, posting a 2.46 goals-against average in seven games played.
His spectacular gold medal-winning performance at the 2005 World Championships, (.953 save percentage, 1.08 goals against average and 7-1-0 record), including a 29 save shutout in the gold medal game, earned him the Best Goaltender Award for the tournament.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter