Playing in his first Olympics, Pavelec will be the youngest player on the roster. He is more than 15 years younger than Jaromir Jagr, the oldest player competing for the Czech Republic and Pavelec was only 10 years old when Jagr led the Czechs to Olympic gold in 1998.
He was the starting goalie for the Czech Republic at the 2007 World Junior Championships finishing fifth in Leksand, Sweden. Prior to the World Juniors he had represented his country at the Under-18 and Under-17 levels, playing in two European Junior World Cups.
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild