Capitals forwards Jakub Vrana and Dmitrij Jaskin were named to the Czech National Team for the 2019 IIHF World Championship on Monday.
“Coach Miloš Říha announced more overseas reinforcements today,” the Czech national team Twitter said Monday morning. “Filip Hronek, Jakub Vrána and Dmitry Jaškin! 🦁🇨🇿”
— Hokejový nároďák (@narodnitym) April 29, 2019
Vrana scored 24 goals for the Capitals during the regular season and played through the postseason with an undisclosed injury, likely his shoulder. Jaskin, a waiver wire pickup for the Caps, had eight points in 37 regular-season games but was a healthy scratch down the stretch and during the entire postseason.
This will mark Vrana’s first ever appearance for the Czech senior team in the World Championship and Jaskin’s second. Last year, Jaskin, a Russian-born forward, tallied seven points in eight games in the 2018 World Championship in Denmark scoring four goals.
The Czech Capitals will join Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov at the tournament, who were all named to the Russian World Championship roster Monday.
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