Jan Hrdina
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Jan Hrdina
Born (1976-02-05) February 5, 1976 (age 44)
Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins
Phoenix Coyotes
New Jersey Devils
Columbus Blue Jackets
AHL
Syracuse Crunch
IHL
Cleveland Lumberjacks
WHL
Seattle Thunderbirds
Spokane Chiefs
Extraliga
HC Hradec Králové
HC Kladno
SM-I
HIFK
SHL
HV71
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 128th overall, 1995
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1993–2010

Jan Hrdina (born February 5, 1976) is a retired Czech professional ice hockey player.

Playing career

Hrdina was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft in the 5th round, 128th overall.

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.[1] After the season, he extended the contract for another two years[2]

Hrdina played three games with Swedish Elitserien club HV71 during the 2008-09 season. Because of an ongoing hip problem, Hrdina returned to the United States to have surgery.[3]

In an interview from July 2011, Hrdina commented that he 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.

Personal

Since his retirement, Hrdina has returned to his hometown of Hradec Kralove where he is a member of the Czech Extraliga board.[4]

Hrdina has two children; a daughter (born 2008) and a son (born 2010).[5]

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993-94 HC Stadion Hradec Králové CZE U20 10 1 6 7 0 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 HC Stadion Hradec Králové ELH 23 1 5 6 0 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 69 41 59 100 79 4 0 1 1 8
1995-96 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 30 19 28 47 37 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Spokane Chiefs WHL 18 10 16 26 25 18 5 14 19 49
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 68 23 31 54 82 13 1 2 3 8
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 72 20 24 44 82 5 1 3 4 10
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 13 29 42 40 13 4 1 5 12
1999-2000 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 13 33 46 43 9 4 8 12 2
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 15 28 43 48 18 2 5 7 8
2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 24 33 57 50 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 57 14 25 39 34 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 0 4 4 8 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 55 11 15 26 30 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 New Jersey Devils NHL 13 1 6 7 10 5 2 0 2 2
2004-05 HC Rabat Kladno ELH 23 4 3 7 38 7 3 3 6 4
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 10 23 33 78 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 HIFK SM-l 10 2 6 8 22 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 HV71 SEL 41 7 19 26 66 14 2 8 10 82
2007-08 TPS SM-l 4 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 HV71 SEL 51 18 24 42 60 17 6 1 7 53
2008-09 HV71 SEL 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 513 101 196 297 341 45 12 14 26 24
SHL totals 95 25 43 68 126 31 8 9 17 135

Statistics as of February 2, 2010.[6][7]

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Czech Republic EJC 5 1 1 2 0
1995 Czech Republic WJC 7 2 1 3 4
2002 Czech Republic OG 4 0 0 0 0
2002 Czech Republic WC 7 2 1 3 12
Junior totals 12 3 2 5 4
Senior totals 11 2 1 3 12

Statistics as of January 14, 2019.[6][7]

Salary Information[8]

Year Team League Salary
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL $360,000
1999-2000 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL $500,000
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL $700,000
2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL $1,000,000
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins/Phoenix Coyotes NHL $1,250,000
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes/NJ Devils NHL $2,200,000
2004-05 NHL Lockout NHL $0
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL $1,000,000
Totals 7 Seasons NHL $7,010,000

External links

References

  1. ^ Daniel Gustafsson (2006-08-28). "JAN HRDINA KLAR FÖR HV71" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved .[dead link]
  2. ^ Daniel Gustafsson (2007-04-24). "Hrdina fortsätter två säsonger i HV71" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved .[dead link]
  3. ^ 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" (in Czech). hokej.cz. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Peter Paul and Mirko Vasic (July 9, 2011). "John ended his career heroes health, but remained at hockey" (in Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Vaclav Jáchim (March 8, 2012). "It is amazing what can still Jagr, says Jan Hrdina. After a career he started to study" (in Czech). hokej.cz. Archived from the original on May 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Jan Hrdina". Elite Prospects. Retrieved .
  7. ^ a b "Jan Hrdina - player profile and career stats". European Hockey.Net. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "HockeyZonePlus - Salary History Database". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved . Hockeyzoneplus.com: Jan Hrdina Salary Information

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