His name will be familiar and not just because he is among the top three players in all the rankings. That's because he is Andrei Svechnikov, younger brother of Evgeny Svechnikov, whom the Wings took in the first round, 19th overall, in the draft. Thursday night. Most experts believe Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will be the No.
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Czechs win first in OT. Swiss win wide-open opener. Not just about hockey, but personal life too.
World Men CZE. Martin Erat played his fourth and last Olympics as captain of the Czech national team in PyeongChang For the past two seasons, back problems have severely limited the of games Erat has played, but that has given him time to coach youth teams with older brother Roman in Vyskov, a town in South Moravia not far from Brno. By the time I arrived in the media centre, the game was over.
World Men. PP sparks Czech comeback. Erat recorded at least 49 points in eight straight seasons with Nashville, and overall had points in regular-season NHL games.
Like all the players and fans, I was looking forward to the playoffs, but I guess in a way, a farewell would have hurt more, so this makes it much easier on me. The first was Erat scoring the tying goal with seven seconds remaining in regulation time. Erat returned to play in the Olympics in Sochi and was named captain of the Czech team ahead of the Games in PyeongChang.
In addition to his World Junior gold, Erat won a pair of World Championship medals — a silver in and a bronze in — and an Olympic bronze medal in in Turin.