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30 May 1971 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|Played for||Vancouver Canucks
Detroit Red Wings
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||23rd overall, 1990
Jiří Šlégr (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈʃlɛːɡr̩] ( ); born 30 May 1971) is a retired Czech professional ice hockey defenceman, playing his last season for HC Litvínov of the Czech Extraliga in 2009-2010. In 2010, Šlégr, a candidate of the Czech Social Democratic Party, was elected into the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.
Professional Hockey career
Šlégr played parts of three seasons with the Canucks, before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Oksiuta, where he played for parts of two seasons. He spent the 1996–97 season playing in Södertälje SK in Sweden. He then returned to the NHL, where he had been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 3rd round draft pick, and played three and a half seasons there. In January 2001, he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for a 3rd round draft pick. Atlanta traded Šlégr to the Detroit Red Wings for Yuri Butsayev and a 3rd round draft pick in March 2002. He won a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings that season. He signed as a free agent with Vancouver in September 2003, but was traded to the Boston Bruins in January 2004 for a conditional pick after falling out of favor with Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford. Šlégr spent the 2004–05 NHL lockout season with HC Litvínov in the Czech Republic before returning to the Boston Bruins for the 2005–06 season. He then played with HC Litvínov, and the starting in March 2007 for the playoffs with the Swiss team EHC Biel.
International Hockey career
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Bronze||1992 Albertville||Ice hockey|
|Gold||1998 Nagano||Ice hockey|
Šlégr won a gold medal in the 2005 World Championships and 1998 Olympics for the Czech Republic, and a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics for Czechoslovakia. Along with the Stanley Cup, this means that Šlégr won all three major trophies in ice-hockey, and thus he is a member of the prestigious Triple Gold Club.
In the 2010 elections, Šlégr was elected into the Chamber of Deputies as a candidate of the Czech Social Democratic Party in the Ústecký kraj, a region in northern Bohemia. Although the Social Democrats won the elections, they found themselves isolated and a right-wing government led by Petr Nečas was formed instead, forcing the Social Democratic Chairman, Jiří Paroubek, to resign. Šlégr, loyal to Paroubek, followed the former chairman in 2011 when he left the Social Democrats and founded a new party, the National Socialists – 21st Century Left. Since he had refused to resign, Šlégr remained in the Parliament as an unaffiliated MP.
Šlégr announced on June 14, 2013 that he was "going back to the clean environment among athletes" and stepped down from his position.
|2001–02||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||8||0||1||1||8||1||0||0||0||2|
- Petr Bilek (June 12, 2013). "Šlégr zase na ledě. Zatím je to zájmová činnost, zní z Litvínova" (in Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
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