Bruins’ David Krejci named to Czech Republic hockey team for Sochi Olympics

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — While far from a surprise, it became official Monday: David Krejci is a member of the Czech Republic team that will compete in the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.

“I actually knew it before, a couple weeks before the coach called me and told me he wanted me to be on the team,” Krejci said. “But nothing was official until today. Obviously my friends and my family started texting me. It’s pretty cool and it’s obviously an honor to play for my country.”

Krejci, who also played for the Czech Republic in the Vancouver Olympics four years ago, will be joined by former Bruins Jaromir Jagr, Vladimir Sobotka, and Tomas Kaberle on the Czech team.

“I like [the team’s] chances,” Krejci said. “Obviously everybody’s talking about Canada, US, Sweden, Russia, but we still have some good players. In a tournament like that, it’s only a matter of one game.

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