July 5, 1973 |
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||233 lb (106 kg; 16 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||San Jose Sharks
Tampa Bay Lightning
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||123rd overall, 1992
San Jose Sharks
Michal Sýkora (born July 5, 1973) is a retired Czech professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers. He is not related to the NHL hockey player Petr Sýkora currently playing with the New Jersey Devils in the 2011-12 season. He is the older brother to Petr Sýkora (ice hockey b. 1978), HC Davos player who played 12 NHL games.
Sýkora started his NHL career with the San Jose Sharks in 1993–94. He joined the Chicago Blackhawks for the 1996–97 season and played in 28 games. He recorded a respectable +/- of 4 and scored 1 goal. Unfortunately Michal could not reprise these statistics with Blackhawks. He recorded a +/- of -10 in the same number of games in the 1997–98 season. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Goalie Mark Fitzpatrick and a 4th round draft choice in 1999. Sýkora signed as a free agent with Philadelphia for the 2000–01 season. He left the NHL after the 2000–01 season.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Flyers "Czechmates" insert
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