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Tomas Plekanec headed to World Hockey Championship

The 34-year-old centerman will be making his 10th career appearance at the annual event

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Tomas Plekanec will represent his native Czech Republic at the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship, which will be held in Germany and France from May 5-21.

It marks the 10th time that the 34-year-old centerman is taking part in the annual event. He boasts 19 goals and 41 points in 57 career games at the World Hockey Championship, along with a plus-12 differential and 48 penalty minutes as well.

Plekanec won a silver medal in 2006, and claimed bronze in both 2011 and 2012.

His most recent appearance for his country was at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, where he captained the squad to a sixth-place finish.

The Kladno native put up five goals in eight games at the 2016 World Hockey Championship in Russia where the Czech Republic finished fifth. He sported the "C" for that side, too.


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