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World Junior Preview: Czech Republic Needs to Turn Things Around

Claus Andersen/Getty Images Goaltending: Last year, the Czech’s went into the World Juniors with one of the best duo’s in the tournament. Well, that didn’t exactly pan out whatsoever, with the team struggling to rely on either Vitek Vanecek or Daniel Vladar. This year, they both come in with more experience and should be more stable this time around. Vanecek was drafted 39th...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Swiss Offense Barrels Czechs

The Czech Republic were the victims in a 5-2 drubbing against the Swiss on Sunday, as Switzerland started its 2015 World Juniors with a win, and the Czechs dropped their second straight game 5 to 2. The goaltender matchup was an average one in the game; Capitals draft pick Vitek Vanecek suited up for the second straight game on the Czech side, while Gauthier Descloux started in Switzerland’s...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Czech Republic WJC Preview: Despite Cuts, Czech’s Still Poised For a Medal Run

Goalies: Like some of the top hockey powers, the Czech’s have multiple good goalies that could all steal the starting position. Vitek Vanecek and Daniel Vladar will man the pipes this season, with both goalies having something to prove. Vanecek was drafted 39th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. He played for the Czech under-18 team over 22 games last...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Sign Second Rounder Vitek Vanecek to ELC by   Steven Ellis

The Washington Capitals have signed Czech goaltender Vitek Vanecek to a three year entry level contract, less then a month after drafting him 39th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. Vanecek played for the Czech under-18 team over 22 games last season, posting a 2.52 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. He also logged 38 games (2.64 GAA, .921 save percentage) with [...]
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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