Jan Hlaváč

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Jan Hlaváč
Jan Hlaváč 2007.jpg
Born (1976-09-19) September 19, 1976 (age 37)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
SEL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Vancouver Canucks
Carolina Hurricanes
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nashville Predators
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 28th overall, 1995
New York Islanders
Playing career 1994–present

Jan Hlaváč[1] (born September 19, 1976) is a professional Czech ice hockey player currently playing for Linköpings HC of the Swedish Elitserien.

Playing career[edit]

Hlaváč has played at the National Hockey League level for the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators. His first stint with the Rangers saw him play on the Czech-mate line with countrymen Radek Dvořák and Petr Nedvěd. He scored 19 goals and 42 points in 1999–2000, his rookie season, and he scored an NHL career high 28 goals and 64 points in 2000–01. He was unable to duplicate his early success in Philadelphia, Vancouver, and Carolina and returned to Europe following a second stint with New York in 2003–04. After 3 seasons in Europe, Hlaváč returned to the NHL for the 2007–08 NHL season as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, scoring 22 points in 62 games before being traded to the Nashville Predators. Hlaváč had decent success with Nashville, scoring 3 goals and 10 assists for 13 points in just 18 games. Hlaváč became an unrestricted free agent after the Predators decided not to retain him on July 1. In August, he signed a one-year contract with Linköpings HC of Swedish Elitserien.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 New York Rangers NHL 67 19 23 42 16
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 79 28 36 64 20
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 31 7 3 10 8
2001–02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 46 9 12 21 10 5 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 1 1 2 6
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 52 9 15 24 22
2003–04 New York Rangers NHL 72 5 21 26 15
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 9 13 22 32
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 18 3 10 13 8 6 0 2 2 2
2008–09 Linköpings HC CHL 4 1 0 1 0
2008–09 Linköpings HC SEL 54 25 23 48 28 5 3 1 4 0
NHL totals 436 90 134 224 138 11 0 3 3 2

Transactions[edit]

  • June 26, 1999 - Traded by the Calgary Flames along with Calgary's 1999 1st round and 3rd round draft choice, to the New York Rangers in exchange for Marc Savard and New York's 1999 1st round draft choice.
  • December 17, 2001 - Traded by the Philadelphia Flyers, along with Tampa Bay's 2002 3rd round draft choice, to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Donald Brashear and Vancouver's 2002 6th round draft choice.
  • February 26, 2008 - Traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 7th round draft choice.

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