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.
It's such a privilege to be one of these 80 great players to do this milestone, and it doesn't get better than this doing it where I started. It means a lot to me. A big thanks goes to all the players tonight who helped me to achieve that and also all the players through my career.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa after scoring his 1,000th career point on Thursday night in Ottawa