November 24, 1980 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)|
|HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
HK Dukla Trenčín
Atlant Moscow Oblast
|NHL Draft||93rd overall, 1999
Branko Radivojevič (Serbian: Бранко Радивојевић / Branko Radivojević; born November 24, 1980) is a Slovak professional ice hockey forward currently playing for HC Bílí Tygři Liberec of the Czech Extraliga. His Serbian father Matija came to Czechoslovakia during the 1970s as a contractor of a Yugoslavian company.
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.
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.
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. After spending only one season with Atlant (2011–2012) he returned to Spartak. For 2013-14 season he signed with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, but changed the team during the season for Slovan Bratislava.
In the 2014–15 season, Radivojevic returned to his original hometown club in HK Dukla Trenčín of the Slovak Extraliga. However after just 12 games he left for the Czech Extraliga, siging for the remainder of the season with HC Bílí Tygři Liberec on October 14, 2014.
Regular season and playoffs
|1997–98||HK Dukla Trenčín||Slovak||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Atlant Moscow Oblast||KHL||43||7||20||27||24||12||5||2||7||10|
|2014–15||HK Dukla Trenčín||Slovak||12||5||6||11||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Slovakia|
Awards and honours
|First All-Star Team||2001|
|Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy||2001|
- "Wild signs free agent Radivojevic". Minnesota Wild. 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- Радивоевич возвращается! (in Russian). HC Spartak Moscow. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-05-02.
- "Spartak extend Radivojevič contract" (in Czech). hockey.cz. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- Экс-капитан "Спартака" перебрался в "Атлант" (in Russian). Vesti.RU. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2012-05-02.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Winner of the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy