Which Detroit Red Wings Could Play at the Olympics?

US' forward Dylan Larkin celebrate scoring during the IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Germany and USA on May 19, 2019 in Kosice, Slovakia. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images)
US' forward Dylan Larkin celebrate scoring during the IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Germany and USA on May 19, 2019 in Kosice, Slovakia. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Filip Zadina should get some serious consideration to play in the Olympics for Czech Republic.  He has represented his home country in several competitions beginning in 2014-15.

In 2015-16, Zadina scored four points in five games at the WHC-17.

He also played in the WJC-18 where he scored four goals and five points in five games and was selected as a Top 3 Player on the Czech Republic team.

In 2016-17, Zadina once again played in the WJC-18 scoring six points in five games and was once again voted as a Top 3 Player on his team.

In 2018, Zadina scored an incredible seven goals in seven games at the World Junior Championships.  He was voted to the U20 WJC All-Star team.

This past spring, Zadina played in the World Championships.  He scored four points in eight tournament games.

Filip Hronek should be a lock to play for Czech Republic in the Olympics.  Hronek was Detroit’s top scorer last year and plays important minutes in all situations for the Red Wings.

Hronek started playing internationally for Czech Republic in 2014-15.  In five WJC-18 tournament games, Hronek picked up three assists.

In 2016 and 2017, Hronek played in the World Junior Championships.  In 10 tournament games, Hronek scored six points.  In the 2017 Championships, Hronek was selected as a Top 3 Player on his team.

Since 2018, Hronek has played in three World Championships.  In 25 games, Hronek has scored 18 points.  In the 2019 tournament, Hronek was selected to the World Championships All-Star Team, Best Defenseman, scored the most assists and points by a defenseman in the tournament.  In 2020, Hronek was selected to the World Championships Top 3 Player on the Team.

Jakub Vrana is currently the best offensive player in the Detroit lineup.  Since 2011-12, Vrana has played numerous tournaments representing Czech Republic.

In his only WHC-17 tournament, Vrana scored two goals in five games.

In 2012, Vrana scored four goals and eight points in the WJC-18.  He was selected as a Top 3 Player on Team in his first of three WJC-18 tournaments.

Vrana also played three World Junior Championships.  In the 2013 tournament, when Vrana was still 16, he was the youngest player to play in the tournament.

In 2013-14, playing in his final WJC-18 tournament, Vrana scored eight goals and 10 points in seven games.  Czech Republic won a Silver Medal and Vrana scored the most goals in the tournament, and was selected as a Top 3 Player on the Team.

In the World Junior Championships that same year, Vrana scored two points in five games.  In his final U20 tournament, Vrana scored three points in five preliminary round games.

After turning professional, Vrana has played in two World Championships.  In 16 games, Vrana scored six goals and nine points.