Juraj Šimek

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Juraj Šimek
Born (1987-09-29) September 29, 1987 (age 26)
Prešov, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
Genève-Servette HC
Kloten Flyers
Manitoba Moose
Norfolk Admirals
Providence Bruins
National team  Switzerland
NHL Draft 167th overall, 2006
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2004–present

Juraj Šimek (born September 29, 1987) is a Slovak-Swiss professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Genève-Servette HC of the Swiss National League A (NLA).

Playing career[edit]

Prior to moving to North America, Šimek played in Switzerland between the junior and senior (Nationalliga A and B) leagues with Bern, Kloten, and Biel. After a strong season with Kloten's junior team in 2005–06, posting 68 points in 45 games, Šimek was chosen in the sixth round, 167th overall, by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Selected by the Brandon Wheat Kings with their first choice in the 2006 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft,[1] Šimek made his North American debut in 2006–07 with the Wheat Kings. He scored at a near point-per-game pace, with 57 points in 58 games and received his first NHL contract in the off-season, on July 23, 2007, with the Canucks.[1]

Signed with the Canucks, he made his AHL debut with Vancouver's minor league affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, in 2007–08 and scored 17 points in 66 games. On October 6, 2008, he was traded along with Lukáš Krajíček to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Michel Ouellet and Shane O'Brien.[2]

On December 9, 2010, Tampa Bay traded Šimek to the Boston Bruins in exchange for minor league forward Levi Nelson.[3]

International play[edit]

Šimek has played for the Swiss national junior team twice at the World Junior Championships.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Kloten Flyers Swiss Jr. 36 8 6 14 28
2004–05 SC Bern Swiss Jr. 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Kloten Flyers NLA 18 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Kloten Flyers Swiss Jr. 39 17 13 30 62 9 2 3 5 10
2005–06 Kloten Flyers NLA 8 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Kloten Flyers Swiss Jr. 45 24 44 68 202
2005–06 EHC Biel NLB 3 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 58 28 29 57 41 9 1 5 6 6
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 66 7 10 17 30 1 1 0 1 0
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 63 9 13 22 49
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 75 21 15 36 31
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 21 3 6 9 0
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 11 0 0 0 6
2010–11 Genève-Servette HC NLA 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 2
2011–12 Genève-Servette HC NLA 50 11 9 20 26
AHL totals 236 40 44 84 116 1 1 0 1 0

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Switzerland WJC18 5 2 0 2 2
2006 Switzerland WJC 6 1 3 4 6
2007 Switzerland WJC 6 4 1 5 2
Junior int'l totals 17 7 4 11 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Canucks sign forward Juraj Simek". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  2. ^ Vancouver Canucks. "Canucks acquire Shane O'Brien and Michel Ouellet". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Lightning deal Juraj Simek for Levi Nelson". rawcharge.com. 2010-12-09. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 

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