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Jagr leads Czech Olympic team for Sochi
Veteran star Jaromir Jagr to lead Czech Republic in Sochi Olympic ice hockey tournament
Associated Press
2014-01-07 03:22 AM

PRAGUE (AP) -- Jaromir Jagr will play in his fifth Olympics, leading the Czech hockey team at the Winter Games in Sochi next month.

The 41-year-old right winger has had a solid season so far for the New Jersey Devils, with 13 goals and 21 assists in 43 games.

Jagr was on the Czech team that won gold at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, the first games featuring NHL players. He also helped the Czechs win the bronze medal in Turin in 2006.

The 25-man Czech team was announced by coach Alois Hadamczik on Monday in Prague.

The Czechs open the tournament Feb. 12 against Sweden and also face Latvia and Switzerland in Group C.

At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the Czechs were eliminated by Finland in the quarterfinals.

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