An Olympic first-timer, Krejci represented his country at the 2008 World Championships held in Quebec City and Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the age of 22, he started the tournament on a line with Patrik Elias and Martin Erat.
In his first international experience Krejci played for the Czech Republic at the 2005 World Junior Championships winning a bronze medal in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.
— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday