August 19, 1985 |
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|NHL team||Florida Panthers|
|NHL Draft||105th overall, 2003
Lojek was a 6'5" defenseman from Brno of the Czech Republic. He was in his first season with the OHL Brampton Battalion when the Panthers selected him in the fourth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft with the 105th overall pick. He spent two more seasons in the Battalion, totalling only five goals with 42 assists in 191 contests.
2005-06 would see Lojek make his pro debut with the ECHL Florida Everblades (45 games, three goals, 11 assists), later getting promoted to the AHL Rochester Americans (15 games, one goal, one assist).
In 2006-07, Lojek spent most of the season with the Americans (69 games, six goals, 13 assists), earning a three game callup to the Panthers in February. He scored his first NHL point in his third and final game of the season, an assist in a 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. He also logged a plus-3 rating in the game.
Lojek spent the balance of the 2007-08 season in Rochester (72 games, six goals, five assists). He earned a two game callup near the end of December, registering a minus-1 rating and not impacting the scoresheet in any other way.
For the last four seasons, Lojek has played 172 games in the Czech League with Pardubice HC (12 games) and Trinec Ocelari HC (160 games). Overall, he has collected 11 goals and 18 assists.
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