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Jiří Šlégr
Jiří Šlégr
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
CZE Team
F. Teams
HC Litvínov
Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Atlanta Thrashers
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
Born May 30 1971 (1971-05-30) (age 45),
Jihlava, CZE
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1990
Vancouver Canucks
Pro Career 1988 – present
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Bronze 1992 Albertville Ice hockey
Gold 1998 Nagano Ice hockey

Jiří Šlégr (born May 30, 1971) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman who last played for HC Litvínov of the Czech Extraliga in the 2009-10 season.

Šlégr was drafted 23rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Šlégr played parts of three seasons with the Canucks, before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Oksiuta, where he played for parts of two seasons. Spent the 1996–97 season playing in Europe. Returned to the NHL where he had been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 3rd round draft pick and played three and a half seasons there. In January 2001, he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for a 3rd round draft pick. Atlanta traded Šlégr to the Detroit Red Wings for Yuri Butsayev and a 3rd round draft pick in March 2002. He signed as a free agent with Vancouver in September 2003, but after falling out of favor with Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford, was traded to the Boston Bruins in January, 2004 for a conditional pick. Šlégr spent the 2004–05 NHL lockout season with HC Litvínov in the Czech Republic before returning to the Boston Bruins for the 2005–06 season. He is currently playing with HC Litvínov and since March 2007 for the playoff with the Swiss Team EHC Biel.

Šlégr won a gold medal in the 2005 World Championships and 1998 Olympics for the Czech Republic, and a Bronze Medal in the 1992 Olympics for Czechoslovakia. He also won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002. Having won all three major trophies in ice-hockey he is the member of prestigious Triple Gold Club.


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