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John Hecimovic
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Born March 31 1984 (1984-03-31) (age 32),
Cambridge, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 02 in (1.88 m)
214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Asia team Nippon Paper Cranes
NHL Draft 264th overall, 2003
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2005–present

</div></div> John Hecimovic (born March 31, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player of Croatian ancestry. He is currently playing in the Asia League with the Nippon Paper Cranes.

Playing careerEdit

Hecimovic was selected in the 9th round (264th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. John was drafted from Major Junior Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. In his fifth season with the Sting (2004–05) he was traded to the Mississauga IceDogs to finish his junior career.

In his career Hecimovic has played in the 2nd Austrian, German, and Swiss league. In the 2008–09 season he was the leading scorer of the Dutch Championship, helping HYS The Hague win the championship. On June 3, 2009, Hecimovic signed as a free agent with Croatian team, KHL Medveščak, joining the prestigious EBEL league.[1] In the 2009–10 season, his first with the Bears, John scored 20 goals in 49 regular season games. At the Salata 2010 Winter Classic, Hecimovic became the first scorer, and top scorer with two goals, within EBEL history to score at Salata Ice Rink in the defeat against Villach 2-3.[2] On April 20, 2010, he was re-signed to a two-year contract as Medveščak finished seventh in the league.[3]

Hecimovic moved onto a tryout at HDD Olimpia Ljubljana. In October 2011 he signed 1-month deal with Anyang Halla.[4] Hecimovic's ancestors hail from Perušić in Lika.[5]

On December 8, 2011, Hecimovic was signed by the Nippon Paper Cranes of the Asia League for the remainder of the 2011-12 season.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Sarnia Sting OHL 62 6 11 17 27 4 0 0 0 5
2001–02 Sarnia Sting OHL 65 30 19 49 64 5 1 3 4 2
2002–03 Sarnia Sting OHL 60 30 32 62 112 6 4 2 6 6
2003–04 Sarnia Sting OHL 60 30 32 62 98 5 2 3 5 6
2004–05 Sarnia Sting OHL 12 7 4 11 18
2004–05 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 39 19 14 33 99 5 2 2 4 2
2005–06 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 24 5 10 15 40
2005–06 Straubing Tigers 2.GBun 11 4 3 7 37 3 1 0 1 29
2006–07 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 44 23 32 55 66
2007–08 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 5 0 2 2 0
2007–08 HYS The Hague NED 25 23 23 46 21 3 2 1 3 41
2008–09 HYS The Hague NED 16 14 7 21 26 10 5 11 16 10
2009–10 KHL Medveščak EBEL 49 20 19 39 38 11 3 7 10 4
2010–11 KHL Medveščak EBEL 47 22 26 48 50 5 2 2 4 2
ECHL totals 73 28 44 72 106
EBEL totals 96 42 45 87 88 16 5 9 14 6

References Edit

  1. John Hecimovic in Medveščak (Croatian). net.hr (2009-06-03). Retrieved on 2009-06-10.
  2. Hit was clean (Croatian). 'sportnet.hr' (2010-01-30). Retrieved on 2010-02-15.
  3. "John Hecimovic and Joel Prpic extend contracts with Medveščak" (in Croatian). hrhkej.net (2010-04-20). Retrieved on 2010-07-10.
  4. NEW WARRIOR
  5. Canadian-Croatian Hecimovic new re-enforcement for Bears (Croatian). indexa.hr (2009-06-03). Retrieved on 2009-06-10.
  6. http://www.anyanghalla.com/eng/news/e_news_view.asp?aid=11731&page=1&ct=8

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