Thrashers' Olympians share favorite memory

Maxim Afinogenov

Country: Russia

Olympic experience: 2002, Salt Lake City; 2006, Torino

Finish: third in 2002; fourth in 2008

Favorite Olympic memory: “When we got a bronze medal in 2002 in Salt Lake. That was a big moment in my life. Everybody dreams about Olympics. It’s everybody’s dream to be there. Everybody was waiting [when we returned], my family and all my friends were waiting. It’s a big, big thing back home.”

Tobias Enstrom

Country: Sweden

Olympic experience: none

Finish: none

Favorite Olympic memory: “Peter Forsberg’s penalty shot in 1994 [Sweden won gold medal with shootout win over Canada in Lillehammer]. I was seven years old. It was a couple years ago, but it feels like yesterday.”

Pavel Kubina

Country: Czech Republic

Olympic experience: 2006, Torino

Finish: third in 2002

Favorite Olympic memory: “Torino, bronze medal. That’s my favorite memory because we got the bronze medal.”

Ondrej Pavelec

Country: Czech Republic

Olympic experience: none

Finish: none

Favorite Olympic memory: “Nagano. I was 10 years old. I remember that [Czech Republic won the gold medal defeating Russia in 1998]. Also, Salt Lake City, we lost in the quarterfinals to Russia 1-0 [on current teammate Maxim Afinogenov’s goal]. We had like 50 shots and didn’t score. They had like 20, and they scored one.”

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