In his first Olympic competition, Zidlicky finished second among defensemen and first on the team in scoring with four goals (4-1-5) helping the Czechs win a bronze medal.
A veteran of World Championships and a consistent offensive contributor from the blueline, he has 16 points (3-13-16) in four World Championships (2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009). In 2005, he led the tournament in plus-minus (+8), finished tied for the team lead in assists (3) and was selected to the All-Star Team in the gold-medal winning effort.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
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