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12-23-2012, 09:51 PM
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People who play internationally for other countries

With the world juniors coming up, I'm curious who all plays for a country other than where they're from (dual citizenship). The example that brought this idea up is David Musil, who is a Canadian with dual citizenship, and plays for the Czechs. I'm assuming because of his dad, uncle, grandfather, and great uncle all representing the Czechs

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12-23-2012, 10:10 PM
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Galchenyuk has lived in a few countries and has both Russian and American citizenship if I remember correctly.

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12-23-2012, 10:13 PM
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i think sbisa has dual citizenship, but then again he really isnt going to be suiting up for italy any time soon

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12-23-2012, 10:30 PM
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Galchenyuk has lived in a few countries and has both Russian and American citizenship if I remember correctly.
Yep, played for Dynamo Moscow for a few seasons too.

Aleksander Barkov holds Finnish and Russian citizenship but will represent Finland which is understandable as they did develop him.

Dominik Kahun holds Czech and German citizenship and will represent Germany.

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12-23-2012, 10:32 PM
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Not in the NHL anymore, but Hnat Domenichelli, a Canadian, plays for Switzerland after marrying a Swiss woman and becoming a naturalized citizen.

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12-23-2012, 10:34 PM
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Yep, played for Dynamo Moscow for a few seasons too.

Aleksander Barkov holds Finnish and Russian citizenship but will represent Finland which is understandable as they did develop him.
And was born in Finland, if he was born in Russia it might have been a different case

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12-23-2012, 10:37 PM
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And was born in Finland, if he was born in Russia it might have been a different case
Yep that too but I usually put more emphasis on who developed the player/ is a product of that nations hockey system. Hence why I think no Russian has any problem with him representing Finland.

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12-24-2012, 12:14 AM
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Andrei Markov recently got his canadian citizenship, but plays for russia... Does that count?

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Brandon Kozun, born in LA but chose to play for Canada at the 2010 World Juniors.

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12-24-2012, 12:43 AM
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Paul Stastny. He's got dual citizenship to the USA, and Canada I believe, but plays for the USA.

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12-24-2012, 12:45 AM
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Peter Stastny was born in Czechoslovakia, but defected and later played for Canada.

Tony Esposito and Trottier were dual citizens who have played for both Canada and the USA.

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Nabokov went to a sports arbitration court to be able to play for Team Russia after appearing for Team Kazakhstan in juniors.

Kolzig was born in South Africa but played for Team Germany.

Many players were forced to choose between their birth country and Russia after the breakup of the USSR.

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12-24-2012, 12:55 AM
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You mentioned a Czech prospect, so I'll add Jaskin to the list

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12-24-2012, 01:55 AM
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Nick Foligno represents team USA

His brother Marcus Foligno represents team Canada

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12-24-2012, 02:00 AM
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12-24-2012, 02:10 AM
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Born in Texas and played for the Canadians at the junior tourneys
Does that really count though? I mean he moved to Calgary when he was like 9 or 10. He has dual citizenship. He credits moving to Calgary as why he stayed and excelled in hockey. I think he views himself as a Canadian who just happened to be born in the US. I could be wrong.

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12-24-2012, 02:14 AM
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Peter Bondra was born in Ukraine but played for Slovakia, as his parents were Slovakian and they returned there shortly after his birth.

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12-24-2012, 03:10 AM
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Does that really count though? I mean he moved to Calgary when he was like 9 or 10. He has dual citizenship. He credits moving to Calgary as why he stayed and excelled in hockey. I think he views himself as a Canadian who just happened to be born in the US. I could be wrong.
But birth is exactly what we're talking about.

Guys who were born in country X but play for country Y.

If there's anyone I would consider to not count in this thread, its Galchenyuk. He's playing for the country he was born in.

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12-24-2012, 03:16 AM
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Peter Stastny played for 3 countries -
Czechoslovakia
Canada
Slovakia

His son Paul Stastny played for 2 countries
Slovakia
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