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.
I kept refreshing the page on the NHL website after the second round and I was shocked he lasted that long. I'm sure the Coyotes were pretty happy to get him. He's such a good player and he plays big in big games.
— Arizona forward Henrik Samuelsson on prospect Edgars Kulda being drafted by the Coyotes