Branko Radivojevič

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Branko Radivojevič
Born (1980-11-24) November 24, 1980 (age 33)
Piešťany, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Slovan Bratislava
Phoenix Coyotes
Philadelphia Flyers
Minnesota Wild
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Spartak Moscow
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 93rd overall, 1999
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2001–present

Branko Radivojevič (Serbian: Бранко Радивојевић / Branko Radivojević; born November 24, 1980) is a Slovak professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Slovan Bratislava[1] of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). His Serbian father Matija came to Czechoslovakia during the 1970s as a contractor of a Yugoslavian company.

Playing career[edit]

Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 1999, Radivojevič signed a 3 year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes on June 19, 2001 and played parts of the next three seasons there. Part of a mid-season trade in 2003–04, he was sent to the Philadelphia Flyers along with Sean Burke and the rights to Ben Eager for Mike Comrie. After 2005–06, the Flyers declined to tender him a qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent. He signed with the Minnesota Wild as an unrestricted free agent on July 6, 2006. After a couple seasons with the Wild, he opted to go to the KHL.[2]

After two years with the Wild, Radivojevič signed with Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In the 2008–09 season Branko established himself as an offensive presence with Spartak, leading the team in scoring with 45 points in 49 games. He was re-signed to a further two-year contract with Spartak on December 23, 2009.[3]

After three seasons with Spartak (during the last one he was the captain of the team) Branko decided to change the team. After some arguments with Spartak's management his contract was terminated and Branko signed with Atlant Moscow Oblast.[4] After spending only one season with Atlant (2011–2012) he returned to Spartak.[1]For 2013-14 season he signed with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, but changed the team during the season for Slovan Bratislava.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Belleville Bulls OHL 68 20 38 58 61 21 7 17 24 18
1999–00 Belleville Bulls OHL 59 23 49 72 86 16 5 8 13 32
2000–01 Belleville Bulls OHL 61 34 70 104 77 10 6 10 16 18
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 62 18 21 39 64
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 18 4 2 6 4 1 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 12 15 27 63
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 53 9 14 23 36
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 24 1 8 9 36 18 1 1 2 32
2004–05 VHK Vsetín CZE 31 7 11 18 114
2004–05 Luleå SEL 10 6 4 11 8 4 0 0 0 44
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 64 8 6 14 44 5 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 11 13 24 21 5 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 73 7 10 17 48 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Spartak Moscow KHL 49 17 26 43 86 6 2 1 3 6
2009–10 Spartak Moscow KHL 56 18 37 55 115 9 0 5 5 33
2010–11 Spartak Moscow KHL 54 7 23 30 51 4 2 3 5 2
2011–12 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 43 7 20 27 24 12 5 2 7 10
2012–13 Spartak Moscow KHL 50 4 17 21 23
2013–14 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 14 2 1 3 2
2013–14 Slovan Bratislava KHL 31 3 5 8 22
NHL totals 393 52 68 120 252 31 2 1 3 36
KHL totals 297 58 129 187 323 31 9 11 20 51
Medal record
Competitor for  Slovakia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2012 Helsinki
Bronze 2003 Helsinki

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Slovakia WJC 9th 7 0 0 0 4
2003 Slovakia WC 9 2 1 3 8
2004 Slovakia WCH 7th 4 0 1 1 2
2007 Slovakia WC 6th 7 2 1 3 6
2009 Slovakia WC 10th 6 0 1 1 4
2010 Slovakia OG 4th 7 0 0 0 6
2011 Slovakia WC 10th 6 0 1 1 6
2012 Slovakia WC 10 4 4 8 2
2013 Slovakia WC 8th 8 3 2 5 2
2014 Slovakia OG 11th 4 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 4
Senior totals 61 11 11 22 36

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
OHL
First All-Star Team 2001
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy 2001
NHL
YoungStars Game 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Радивоевич возвращается!" (in Russian). HC Spartak Moscow. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Wild signs free agent Radivojevic". Minnesota Wild. 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Spartak extend Radivojevič contract" (in Czech). hockey.cz. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  4. ^ "Экс-капитан "Спартака" перебрался в "Атлант"" (in Russian). Vesti.RU. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 

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Preceded by
Sheldon Keefe
Winner of the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy
2001
Succeeded by
Mike Renzi