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Jan Hejda
Jan Hejda
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Dan Hejda
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
209 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Edmonton Oilers
Born June 18 1978 (1978-06-18) (age 38),
Prague, Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft 106th overall, 2003
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1997 – present

Jan Hejda (born June 18, 1978 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Hejda was originally selected in the 4th round, 106th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. He played six seasons with HC Slavia Praha of the Czech Extraliga, two seasons with HC CSKA Moscow of the Russian Super League, and one season with Khimik Moscow Oblast, also of the Russian Super League.

In July 2006, Hejda was traded to the Oilers by the Sabres in exchange for a seventh round draft-pick. He subsequently signed a one-year contract with the Oilers in the same week.

Hejda scored his first NHL goal on January 8, 2007 against the Los Angeles Kings netminder Mathieu Garon. The Kings' Konstantin Pushkarev had scored his first NHL goal in the game's third period to send the game into overtime; Hejda's goal in overtime gave the Oilers their 2–1 win.

In July 2007, Hejda signed a 1-year, $1 million deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He turned out to be one of the club's best defensemen the following season, ending with a +20 plus-minus on a team that had never had anyone finish higher than +13 before. He subsequently signed a 3-year deal worth $6 million on April 29, 2008. After not scoring the previous season, Hejda scored three goals in addition to 18 assists during the 2008-09 NHL season. He also played in three of the Blue Jackets four playoff games in their opening round series against the Detroit Red Wings, Columbus' first ever playoff appearance.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 HC Slavia Praha CZE 44 2 5 7 51 5 0 0 0 6
1998–99 HC Slavia Praha CZE 34 1 2 3 38
1999–00 HC Havirov Femax CZE 7 0 2 2 6
1999–00 HC Slavia Praha CZE 26 1 2 3 14
2000–01 HC Slavia Praha CZE 38 2 6 8 70 11 3 0 3 12
2001–02 HC Slavia Praha CZE 42 9 8 17 52 9 1 1 2 14
2002–03 HC Slavia Praha CZE 52 6 11 17 44 17 5 8 13 12
2003–04 CSKA Moscow RSL 60 1 6 7 26
2004–05 CSKA Moscow RSL 60 2 11 13 59
2005–06 Khimik Moscow Oblast RSL 50 3 13 16 58 9 2 3 5 24
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 39 1 8 9 20
2006–07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 5 0 3 3 21
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 0 13 13 61
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 3 18 21 38 3 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 202 4 39 43 119 3 0 0 0 2

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
World Championships
Gold 2005 Vienna Ice hockey
Silver 2006 Riga Ice hockey

Hejda played his first game in the national squad in 2002, and has played 82 times for the national team (as of Jan 3 2009).

Played for the Czech Republic in:

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Czech Republic WC 9 0 0 0 4
2004 Czech Republic WC 7 1 1 2 8
2005 Czech Republic WC 9 0 0 0 2
2006 Czech Republic WC 9 0 0 0 4
2008 Czech Republic WC 7 1 0 1 0
Senior int'l totals 41 2 1 3 18


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