2016 World Cup: Kempny On Team Czech Republic

On Friday morning, the Czech Republic released their roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, and the Hawks have a representative on the roster.

Recently signed Michal Kempny, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Hawks after the World Championships, will play on the Czech blue line at this fall’s World Cup tournament.

Russia and Finland also released their rosters on Friday morning.

Here is the complete Czech Republic roster:

Forwards
Radek Faksa, Dallas Stars
Martin Hanzal, Arizona Coyotes
Ales Hemsky, Dallas Stars
Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks
Dmitrij Jaskin, St. Louis Blues
David Krejci, Boston Bruins
Milan Michalek, Toronto Maple Leafs
Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning
David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens
Vladimir Sobotka, Avangard Omsk (KHL)
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers

Defensemen
Radko Gudas, Philadelphia Flyers
Michal Jordan, Carolina Hurricanes
Michal Kempny, Chicago Blackhawks
Zbynek Michalek, Arizona Coyotes
Jakub Nakladal, Calgary Flames
Roman Polak, San Jose Sharks
Andrej Sustr, Tampa Bay Lightning

Goalies
Petr Mrazek, Detroit Red Wings
Michal Neuvirth, Philadelphia Flyers
Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets

3 thoughts on “2016 World Cup: Kempny On Team Czech Republic

  1. Tab- sorry to post this on a thread on about the signing? but where do you project Kempny?

    I was thinking of Kempny can acclimate and Pokka can polish up we could look at something like this:
    Keith/TVR
    Kempny/Seabs
    Hammer/Pokka
    7th-Gus

    Hammer could take the occational shift with up the lineup as needed, but this spreads out the Offense and Defense from the Blueline. If you plan to do a roster projection i can just wait, but i’d love to see your thoughts on how the roster might shake out. (obviously the draft and potential trades affect it alot)

  2. TVR is not a top pair. List your dmen in order, without a lineup.

    1.Keith
    2. Hjalmarsson
    3.Seabrook
    4.TVR
    5. Kempny
    6. Gustafson
    7. Pokka
    8. Rundblad
    9. Svedberg

    Kempny may be better than TVR. Pokka may be better than Gustafson. But 2 have NHL experience. Gonna give the tie to them.

    I like trying to put Hjalmarsson on the left side. But it’s not imperative. 4-9 on this roster are really close. All have different strengths and weaknesses. But TVR does not belong on the top pair.

  3. Agree with you Ernie, TVR still scares the hell out of me even when paired with experience. Still trying to find his way with the Hawks.

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