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Jakub Vorá?ek
Jakub Vorá?ek 2011-12-29.JPG
Vorá?ek with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2011
Born (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 31)
Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
HC Kladno
Philadelphia Flyers
HC Lev Praha
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2007
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2005–present

Jakub Vorá?ek (Czech pronunciation: ['jakub 'vora:tk]; born 15 August 1989) is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Vorá?ek was drafted seventh overall by the Blue Jackets at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He has also played for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career

Junior

Vorá?ek was taken first overall in the 2006 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft and played two seasons with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He also represented the Czech Republic at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship in 2007 and 2008. On 2 August 2007, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the NHL organization that drafted him seventh overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Professional

Columbus Blue Jackets

Vorá?ek with the Blue Jackets in October 2009

Vorá?ek made his NHL debut on 10 October 2008 against the Dallas Stars, also scoring his first career NHL goal in the game's first period on goaltender Marty Turco.[2] Vorá?ek scored 9 goals and 29 assists for 38 points in 80 games during his rookie season, helping the Blue Jackets make the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history in 2009. He also had the lone assist on the first-ever playoff goal in Blue Jackets history, scored by R. J. Umberger.

Philadelphia Flyers

On 23 June 2011, Vorá?ek was traded (along with first- and third-round picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft) to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Jeff Carter.[3] Days later, on 1 July, Vorá?ek signed a one-year contract with the Flyers,[4] the same day his new team signed fellow Kladno native and long-time NHL star Jaromír Jágr to a one-year contract.[5] In his Flyers debut against the Boston Bruins, Vorá?ek scored a goal in the game's first period against goaltender Tim Thomas. In the 2011-12 season, Vorá?ek set a new career-high with 18 goals scored, also later scoring his first career Stanley Cup playoff goal in Game 1 of the Flyers' opening round Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, beating Marc-André Fleury 2:23 into the first overtime period.

In the subsequent off-season, on 26 July 2012, Vorá?ek signed a four-year, $17 million contract with the Flyers paying $4.25 million annually.[6][7] Upon signing, Vorá?ek was expected to fill the gap left by Jágr, who had departed weeks prior via free agency to Dallas, on the Flyers' top line, alongside Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.[8]

Vorá?ek returned to the Czech Republic to play for HC Lev Praha of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) during the 2012-13 NHL lockout. On 20 February 2013, shortly after play resumed in the NHL for the 2012-13 season, in a game against Pittsburgh, he scored his first career NHL hat-trick.[9] On 25 February, he was then named the NHL's First Star of the Week after scoring four goals and seven assists in four games.[10]

Vorá?ek with the Flyers in March 2014

During the 2014-15 season, Vorá?ek scored the second-fastest overtime goal in Flyers history on 22 December 2014 in a game against the Winnipeg Jets. The goal, unassisted, was scored just ten seconds into overtime against Jets goaltender Ond?ej Pavelec at the MTS Center in Winnipeg. It was scored just three seconds slower than former Flyer Simon Gagné's overtime-winning goal seven seconds into the 5 January 2006 game against the New York Rangers.[11] Later in the season, Vorá?ek was named to the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio.[12] In the game, he tied the single NHL All-Star Game record for most points scored with six, tying Mario Lemieux's record previously set in the 1988 edition.[13] Playing in all 82 regular season Philadelphia games, Vorá?ek finished the year with 22 goals and 59 assists for a career-high 81 points, tying him for fourth in the NHL lead alongside the Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin.[14]

In July 2015, Vorá?ek signed a new eight-year, $66 million contract with the Flyers.[15] During the 2015-16 season, Vorá?ek experienced a slump in number production while also recording his 400th NHL point and playing in his 600th career NHL game. During the season, Vorá?ek only recorded 11 goals, the lowest in his NHL career since his rookie year. He played in his 600th NHL game against the Florida Panthers on 4 April 2016.[16] Vorá?ek concluded the regular season with 55 points overall. The Flyers qualified for the 2016 playoffs where they lost to the Washington Capitals in six games.[17] Vorá?ek recorded one goal over the six games.

At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, Vorá?ek was on the Flyers' top line alongside Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier.[18][19] Despite occasionally being moved to a different line,[20] he ended the regular season with a career-high 85 points in 82 games. During his career year, Vorá?ek became only the second Flyers player in franchise history (the first being Joni Pitkänen) to score the tying goal in a game with less than two minutes left and score in overtime.[21] Vorá?ek was also one of five Flyers players to end the regular season with 20 or more goals to help push the Flyers to the 2018 playoffs.[22]

Return to Columbus

On 24 July 2021, Vorá?ek was traded by the Flyers back to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Cam Atkinson.[23]

Personal life

As a child, Vorá?ek wanted to be a garbage man. In 2017, his sister gave him a Christmas gift of the opportunity to ride a trash truck while the garbage men worked their route.[24] Vorá?ek has two children: son Jakub Jr. born in 2016 to former girlfriend Nicole Warnecke[25] and son Mat?j born in 2019 with current girlfriend Markéta Bure?ová.[26] He is a big fan of Bruce Springsteen.[27]

Records

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003-04 HC Rabat Kladno CZE U18 52 30 24 54 28 2 0 0 0 2
2004-05 HC Rabat Kladno CZE U18 30 23 39 62 44 7 5 4 9 14
2004-05 HC Rabat Kladno CZE U20 16 5 7 12 6 1 1 0 1 2
2005-06 HC Rabat Kladno CZE U20 46 21 38 59 54 6 7 4 11 2
2005-06 HC Rabat Kladno ELH 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 HC Rabat Kladno CZE U18 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1 3 4 31
2006-07 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 59 23 63 86 26 12 7 17 24 6
2007-08 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 53 33 68 101 42 15 5 13 18 14
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 9 29 38 44 4 0 1 1 8
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 16 34 50 26 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 14 32 46 26 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 18 31 49 32 11 2 8 10 8
2012-13 HC Lev Praha KHL 23 7 13 20 22 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 48 22 24 46 35 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 23 39 62 22 7 2 2 4 4
2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 22 59 81 78 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 11 44 55 38 6 1 0 1 4
2016-17 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 20 41 61 56 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 20 65 85 50 6 0 3 3 6
2018-19 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 20 46 66 25 -- -- -- -- --
2019-20 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 12 44 56 31 15 4 5 9 24
2020-21 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 53 9 34 43 18 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 968 216 522 738 481 49 9 19 28 54

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Czech Republic U18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 1
2006 Czech Republic WJC18 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 3 6 6
2006 Czech Republic U18 5th 4 4
2007 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 1 2 3 4
2007 Czech Republic WJC18 9th 4 1 2 3 2
2008 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 0 6 6 4
2010 Czech Republic WC 1st place, gold medalist(s) 9 0 2 2 6
2011 Czech Republic WC 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 9 1 2 3 2
2013 Czech Republic WC 7th 8 1 6 7 2
2014 Czech Republic OG 6th 5 1 1 2 2
2016 Czech Republic WCH 6th 3 1 1 2 4
2017 Czech Republic WC 7th 8 1 5 6 6
2019 Czech Republic WC 4th 10 4 12 16 2
Junior totals 23 5 13 18 16
Senior totals 62 12 36 48 30

Awards and honours

References

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets sign 2007 first round pick Voracek". Columbus Blue Jackets. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Blue Jackets vs. Stars - 10/10/2008 - Columbus Blue Jackets - Recap". Columbus Blue Jackets. 10 October 2008. Archived from the original on 5 June 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Flyers Acquire Voracek, 8th overall pick". Philadelphia Flyers. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Flyers add (D) Lilja, Sign Voracek". Philadelphia Flyers. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Jagr Lands in Philly". Philadelphia Flyers. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Jakub Voracek agrees to extension". ESPN.com. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Sarah Baicker (26 July 2012). "Flyers re-sign Jakub Voracek to four-year deal". CSNPhilly.com. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ Morreale, Mike G. (26 July 2012). "Flyers keep Jakub Voracek with four-year deal". NHL. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ Chris Adamski (20 February 2013). "Voracek's hat trick lifts Flyers to 6-5 win". NHL.com. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ Voracek, Stamkos, Bishop named NHL 'Three Stars'
  11. ^ Miller, Randy (22 December 2014). "WATCH: Jakub Voracek scores Flyers' second-fastest OT goal ever to beat Winnipeg Jets". NJ.com. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ Kimelman, Adam (16 January 2015). "Flyers' Voracek excited for All-Star homecoming". NHL. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ Basu, Arpon (25 January 2015). "Flyers' Voracek ties All-Star record with six points". NHL. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ Cullen, Scott (11 May 2015). "Off-Season Game Plan: Philadelphia Flyers". TSN. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ McCullen, Sean (30 July 2015). "Voracek agrees to multiyear extension with Flyers". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "Panthers clinch playoff berth; Blues, Blackhawks gain". NHL.com. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ Kimelman, Adam (24 April 2016). "Capitals defeat Flyers to advance to second round". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ Hagerman, Craig (1 November 2017). "Flyers 1st line secretly among NHL's elite". thescore.com. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ O'Leary, Sean (11 April 2018). "Superstar showdown: How do the Penguins' and Flyers' cores stack up?". thescore.com. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ Boruk, John (28 December 2017). "Is this the spark Nolan Patrick needs?". nbcsports.com. Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ Kimelman, Adam (20 February 2018). "Voracek propels Flyers to OT win against Canadiens". Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ Kimelman, Adam (8 April 2018). "Flyers will ride Giroux to Stanley Cup". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ "CBJ acquire Jakub Voracek from Philly in exchange for Cam Atkinson". Columbus Blue Jackets. 24 July 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  24. ^ ?eladník, Ji?í (12 June 2017). "O co tady proboha jde? Miliónový hokejista Vorá?ek jezdil s popelá?i". www.super.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2021.
  25. ^ Ma?as, Petr (27 February 2019). "Podruhé tátou! Dva roky tajili lásku, te? Vorá?ek s Markétou ?eká dít?!". Blesk Sport (in Czech). Retrieved 2021.
  26. ^ @billmeltzer (16 May 2019). "Congratulations to @jachobe on the birth of son Matej" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  27. ^ "Jakub Voracek is 'Born to Run'". NHL.com. Retrieved 2021.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Derick Brassard
Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Nikita Filatov
Preceded by
Claude Giroux
Claude Giroux
Winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy
2013
2015
Succeeded by
Claude Giroux
Claude Giroux

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