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| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
196 lb (89 kg)
|Teams|| NHL |
New Jersey Devils
Columbus Blue Jackets
HC Hradec Králové
|Born|| February 5 1976,|
Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia
|NHL Draft|| 128th overall, 1995|
|Pro Career||1993 – 2010|
Playing career Edit
In March 2003, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Hrdina and François Leroux to the Phoenix Coyotes for Ramzi Abid, Dan Focht and Guillaume Lefebvre. One year later, March 2004, the Phoenix Coyotes traded him to the New Jersey Devils for Michael Rupp and a second-round draft pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
On August 28, 2006, Hrdina signed a six-month contract with the Swedish elite club HV71 in Elitserien. He joined the club on October 18, 2006, due to some Swedish tax laws concerning the specific type of contract signed. Before that he started the season 2006–07 playing for HIFK in the Finnish SM-liiga. After the season he extended the contract for another two years.
In an interview from July 2011, Hrdina commented that was retired from professional hockey due to two hip surgeries on the same hip, which put loads of pressure on his leg when skating. Aside from the hip surgery, Hrdina has also admitted that he had problems with his groin and back over the previous five or six years. Since his retirement, Hrdina has returned to his hometown of Hradec Kralove where he is a member of the Czech Extraliga board.
|1993–94||HC Hradec Králové||Extraliga||23||1||6||7||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||New Jersey Devils||NHL||13||1||6||7||10||5||2||0||2||2|
|2005–06||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||75||10||23||33||78||—||—||—||—||—|
International play Edit
Hrdina has played for Czech Republic in the following competitions:
- 1994 European Junior Championships
- 1995 World Junior Championships
- 2002 Winter Olympics
- 2002 World Championships
International statistics Edit
|Junior int'l totals||12||3||2||5||4|
|Senior int'l totals||11||2||1||3||12|
|2002-03||Pittsburgh Penguins/Phoenix Coyotes||NHL||$1,250,000|
|2003-04||Phoenix Coyotes/NJ Devils||NHL||$2,200,000|
|2005-06||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||$1,000,000|
- ↑ Vaclav Jáchim (2009-11-18). John is a hero for more than a year without hockey, no problem with hip to try to return soon (Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved on 2010-09-27.
- ↑ Peter Paul and Mirko Vasic (July 9, 2011). John ended his career heroes health, but remained at hockey (Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved on August 14, 2011.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Jan Hrdina. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2009-09-02.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Jan Hrdina - player profile and career stats. European Hockey.Net. Retrieved on 2009-09-02.
- ↑ http://www.hockeyzoneplus.com/search/salaries-search.cgi?template=nhl-salaries-search-detail.htm&dbname=NHL-Salaries-test.txt&key2=1651&action=searchdbdisplay Hockeyzoneplus.com: Jan Hrdina Salary Information
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