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Jiří Novotný
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Atlant Moscow Oblast
NHL
Buffalo Sabres
Washington Capitals
Columbus Blue Jackets
Born August 12 1983 (1983-08-12) (age 33),
Pelhřimov, Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2001
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 2002 – present

Jiří Novotný (born August 12, 1983 in Pelhřimov, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Atlant Moscow Oblast of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Novotný was drafted 22nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He spent two seasons with HC České Budějovice in the Czech Republic before moving on to the Sabres' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rochester Americans. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres in a January 12, 2006 game against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Novotný's first NHL point came in his second game, when he assisted on a Daniel Paille goal against the Los Angeles Kings on January 14, 2006. His first NHL goal came in his sixth game, against the Florida Panthers on February 11, 2006.

He was traded on February 27, 2007 to the Washington Capitals with a 1st round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling. At the conclusion of the season, he was not extended a qualifying offer by the Capitals, making him an unrestricted free agent.

On July 3, 2007, Novotný was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a two-year contract.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 HC Ceske Budejovice CZE 19 0 4 4 2
2001–02 HC Ceske Budejovice CZE 41 8 6 14 6
2002–03 Rochester Americans AHL 43 2 9 11 14 3 0 1 1 10
2003–04 Rochester Americans AHL 48 1 14 15 16 13 0 1 1 10
2004–05 Rochester Americans AHL 61 5 20 25 36 9 2 2 4 4
2005–06 Rochester Americans AHL 66 17 37 54 40
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 50 6 7 13 26
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 18 0 6 6 2
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 65 8 14 22 24
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 42 4 3 7 14
NHL totals 189 20 31 51 66 4 0 0 0 0

International playEdit

Played for the Czech Republic in:

International statisticsEdit

Year Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2007 WC 6 0 0 0 8
2008 WC 7 1 1 2 2
Senior Int'l Totals 13 1 1 2 10

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