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NHL ties run deep on Czech Republic's 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster

The Czech Republic is going for chemistry.

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The teammates of the Czech Republic will be quite familiar with each other when the 2016 World Cup of Hockey rolls around.

Of the 23 players named to Team Czech Republic on Friday, 12 will be playing alongside at least one NHL teammate. Those players are Ales Hemsky and Radek Faksa (Dallas Stars), Martin Hanzal and Zbynek Michalek (Arizona Coyotes), Tomas Hertl and Roman Polak (San Jose Sharks), David Krejci and David Pastrnak (Boston Bruins), Jakub Voracek, Michal Neuvirth and Radko Gudas (Philadelphia Flyers), and Andrej Sustr and Ondrej Palat (Tampa Bay Lightning).

And Zbynek and Milan Michalek are brothers! Small world.

Here's the full roster, via


Player Pro team
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


Player NHL team
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


Player NHL team
Petr Mrazek Detroit Red Wings
Michal Neuvirth Philadelphia Flyers
Ondrej Pavelec Winnipeg Jets

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey takes place from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. ESPN and Sportsnet will televise every game.