Competing in his second Olympics, Jurcina represented Slovakia in 2006. He notched one assist and eight penalty minutes in six games. He also skated for Slovakia at the World Championship in 2006, registered three points (2-1-3) and eight penalty minutes in seven games.
In 2007, Jurcina played for Slovakia at the World Championship and recorded one goal and one assist in seven games. He first took to the ice for his country at the 2002 and 2003 World Junior Championships.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp