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Ondrej Pavelec

Ondrej Pavelec  #31

Winnipeg Jets  Goalie
NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: August 31, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Kladno, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: ATL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 2nd   (41st overall)
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.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016