Hejda, a native of Prague, will be making his Olympic debut, but he doesn't lack international experience. He has represented his country at five of the past seven World Championships (2003-2006, 2008) and has played more than 80 games for the national team, since playing his first game in 2002.
He helped the Czech Republic win the gold medal at the 2005 World Championships as well as the silver at the 2006 World Championships.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs