Jaroslav Balaštík

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Jaroslav Balaštík
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Born (1979-11-28) November 28, 1979 (age 35)
Uherské Hradiště, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
CZE team
Former teams
HC Zlin
HPK
Columbus Blue Jackets
HV 71
BK Mlada Boleslav
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 184th overall, 2002
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 1998–present

Jaroslav Balaštík[1] (born November 28, 1979 in Uherské Hradiště, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey player, currently with HC Zlin in the Czech Extraliga.

Playing career[edit]

Coming through the Czech professional hockey ranks Balaštík was drafted as an overage player in the 6th round, 184th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. After playing eight seasons (1997–2005) with HC Zlín in the Czech Extraliga, and part of one season (2002–03) with HPK in the Finnish SM-liiga; Balaštík started 2005 season with the Syracuse Crunch, the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League affiliate. He was quickly promoted to the big club, where he became somewhat of a shootout-specialist, going 6-for-9 for the season.

In his second season with the Blue Jackets and limited opportunity, on December 13, 2006, Balaštík was released and contracted by the Swedish Jönköping-based club HV71 in the Swedish elite league Elitserien. In HV71, Balaštík played with his fellow countryman Jan Hrdina, with whom he has played previously in Columbus Blue Jackets in NHL.[2]

For 2007–08 he has rejoined HC Zlin in the Czech Republic and has played 5 of the past 6 seasons with the team, defecting to BK Mlada Boleslav for a single season in 2011–12.[3]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Most goals scored in Czech Extraliga in seasons 2003–04 and 2004–05.
  • Most points in Czech Extraliga playoffs in season 2003–04.
  • Most goals scored in Czech Extraliga playoffs in season 2003–04.
  • Most goals scored in the Child, Surfguy games with 7 on 9-11-14.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 HC Zlín CZE 6 0 2 2 0
1998–99 HC Zlín CZE 41 4 8 12 12 9 1 0 1 27
1999–00 HC Zlín CZE 48 7 10 17 18 4 0 1 1 2
2000–01 HC Zlín CZE 52 8 17 25 32 6 1 1 2 6
2001–02 HC Zlín CZE 50 25 19 44 32 11 3 5 8 14
2002–03 HC Zlín CZE 31 14 8 22 26
2002–03 HPK SM-l 13 5 7 12 2 13 4 3 7 6
2003–04 HC Zlín CZE 51 29 18 47 54 17 9 9 18 32
2004–05 HC Zlín CZE 52 30 16 46 74 17 4 9 13 52
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 12 10 22 26
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 14 3 3 6 6
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 8 1 1 2 4
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 6 2 3 5 6
2006–07 HV71 SEL 25 3 10 13 4 14 5 2 7 34
2007–08 HC Zlín CZE 52 29 11 40 72
2008–09 HC Zlín CZE 52 20 16 36 72 5 0 0 0 26
2009–10 HC Zlín CZE 45 21 21 42 32 6 8 6 14 8
2010–11 HC Zlín CZE 52 22 13 35 34 4 2 1 3 4
2011–12 BK Mlada Boleslav CZE 52 17 16 33 38
CZE totals 584 226 175 401 496 108 40 43 83 209
NHL totals 74 13 11 24 30
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2006 Team

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Czech Republic EJC 6 1 2 3 0
1999 Czech Republic WJC 6 2 3 5 0
2003 Czech Republic WC 8 1 0 1 2
2006 Czech Republic WC 9 4 2 6 2
2007 Czech Republic WC 6 0 0 0 4
Junior int'l totals 12 3 5 8 0
Senior int'l totals 23 5 2 7 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prague Post
  2. ^ "Blue Jackets Loan Balaštík to HV71 of the Swedish Elite League". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Balastik skating with Boleslav agrees to one year deal" (in Czech). BK Mlada Boleslav. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 

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