Lukáš Kašpar

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Lukáš Kašpar
Lukáš Kašpar - HC Donbass 2014.JPG
Born (1985-09-23) September 23, 1985 (age 29)
Most, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
HC Ugra
HC Litvínov
San Jose Sharks
Kärpät
Barys Astana
HC Donbass
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2004
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2005–present

Lukáš Kašpar (born September 23, 1985) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who plays for HC Donbass of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Kašpar was the 22nd overall pick of the Sharks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He came to North America in 2004 to play for the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League, tallying 21 goals and 30 assists, making it to the Memorial Cup in his first and only year in Canadian Junior Hockey.

After signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Sharks, Kašpar scored his first goal in the National Hockey League on October 12, 2008 against Jason LaBarbera of the Los Angeles Kings in a 1–0 victory. Kašpar's second National Hockey League goal was again against the Kings on February 19, 2009 against goaltender Erik Ersberg.

On July 21, 2009, he signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for an undisclosed amount. He was assigned to the AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms before he opted to terminate his contract after 8 games and return to Europe on November 4, 2009, having signed a season-long deal with Kärpät in the Finnish SM-liiga.

After two seasons with HC Donbass, and with the club suspending operations due to civil unrest, Kaspar opted to join HC Ugra on a one-year deal on July 10, 2014.[1]

International play[edit]

Played for the Czech Republic in:

Medal record
Competitor for  Czech Republic
World Championships
Gold 2010 Cologne Ice hockey
Bronze 2012 Helsinki Ice hockey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HC Yugra contract Lukas Kaspar" (in Russian). HC Ugra. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Steve Bernier
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
2004
Succeeded by
Devin Setoguchi