Apr 14, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (75) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Lightning 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Czech Republic Names Radko Gudas and Ondrej Palat to 2014 Men’s Olympic Hockey Roster

Earlier today, the Czech Republic announced their roster of the 25 players that will be representing their country at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Two players from the Tampa Bay Lightning will be making the trip to Russia for Finland; left wing Ondrej Palat and defenseman Radko Gudas.

The Tampa Bay Lightning rookies have been on fire so far this season. Ondrej Palat is currently on a seven game point streak. During that time, he has 3 goals and 5 assists for a total of 8 points.

On the defensive end, Gudas has been an absolute wrecking ball. His hard hits have turned the tide in many a game this season. He may draw a little ire from the opposing team, but all the truly good ones do.

Here is a look at the complete roster for the Czech Republic Men’s Ice Hockey Team courtesy of NHL.com.

Name Birthdate Hometown Current Team
Roman Cervenka 12/10/1985 Praha, Czech Republic SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)
Patrik Elias 04/13/1976 Trebic, Czech Republic New Jersey Devils (NHL)
Michael Frolik 02/17/1988 Kladno, Czech Republic Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Martin Hanzal 02/20/1987 Pisek, Czech Republic Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Ales Hemsky 08/13/1983 Pardubice, Czech Republic Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Jaromir Jagr 02/15/1972 Kladno, Czech Republic New Jersey Devils (NHL)
David Krejci 04/28/1986 Sternberk, Czech Republic Boston Bruins (NHL)
Milan Michalek 12/07/1984 Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Petr Nedved 12/09/1971 Liberec, Czech Republic HC Bílí Tygři Liberec (CZE)
Jiri Novotny 08/12/1983 Pelhrimov, Czech Republic Lev Prague (KHL)
Ondrej Palat 03/28/1991 Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Tomas Plekanec 10/31/1982 Kladno, Czech Republic Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Vladimir Sobotka 07/02/1987 Trebic, Czech Republic St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Jakub Voracek 08/15/1989 Kladno, Czech Republic Philadelphia, Flyers (NHL)


Name Birthdate Hometown Current Team
Michal Barinka 06/12/1984 Vyskov, Czech Republic Vitkovice Ostrava (CZE)
Radko Gudas 06/05/1990 Prague, Czech Republic Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Tomas Kaberle 03/02/1978 Rakovnik, Czech Republic Kladno (CZE)
Lukas Krajicek 03/11/1983 Prostejov, Czech Republic Dynamo Minsk (KHL)
Zbynek Michalek 12/23/1982 Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Michal Rozsival 09/03/1978 Vlasim, Czech Republic Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Ladislav Smid 02/01/1986 Frydlant, Czech Republic Calgary Flames (NHL)
Marek Zidlicky 02/03/1977 Most, Czech Republic New Jersey Devils (NHL)


Name Birthdate Hometown Current Team
Jakub Kovar 07/19/1988 Pisek, Czech Republic Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL)
Ondrej Pavelec 08/31/1987 Kladno, Czech Republic Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Alexander Salak 01/05/1987 Strakonice, Czech Republic SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)

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