September 29, 1987 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL Draft||167th overall, 2006
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, 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.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||Swiss Jr.||39||17||13||30||62||9||2||3||5||10|
|2005–06||Kloten Flyers||Swiss Jr.||45||24||44||68||202||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||58||28||29||57||41||9||1||5||6||6|
|Junior int'l totals||17||7||4||11||10|
- "Canucks sign forward Juraj Simek". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
- Vancouver Canucks. "Canucks acquire Shane O'Brien and Michel Ouellet". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
- "Lightning deal Juraj Simek for Levi Nelson". rawcharge.com. 2010-12-09. Retrieved 2010-12-09.
- Juraj Simek's player profile at NHL.com
- Juraj Simek's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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