Milan Jurčina

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Milan Jurcina
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Born (1983-06-07) June 7, 1983 (age 31)
Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Dinamo Riga
Boston Bruins
Washington Capitals
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Islanders
Rauman Lukko
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 241st overall, 2001
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2003–present

Milan Jurčina (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmɪlan jurˈt͡ʃɪna]; born June 7, 1983) is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Internationally, he plays for the Slovak national hockey team.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Jurčina began his career with Liptovský Mikuláš' under-18 and -20 teams from 1997 to 2000 to

The 6-foot-4 Jurčina was drafted by the Boston Bruins 241st overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After spending three seasons with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), Jurcina began his American Hockey League (AHL) career with the Providence Bruins in the 2003–04 season and was brought into the main Boston Bruins roster during the 2005–06 season.

On February 1, 2007, Jurčina was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2008.[2] He was later re-signed to a two-year deal by the Capitals on July 27, 2007.[3]

Jurčina, along with Capitals captain Chris Clark, were traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 28, 2009, for winger Jason Chimera.[4]

Jurčina was selected to represent Slovakia in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, finishing fourth with his team.

At the trade deadline on March 3, 2010, Jurčina was traded back to the Washington Capitals for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[5] Surgery to repair a sports hernia, however, prevented him from playing in the remainder of the 2009–10 season.

On July 2, 2010, Jurčina, an unrestricted free agent, signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the New York Islanders.

On August 22, 2014, Jurčina joined Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) on trial, eventually signing a one-year contract eight days later.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 68 0 5 5 56 6 0 2 2 12
2001–02 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 61 4 16 20 58 13 5 3 8 10
2002–03 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 51 15 13 28 102 25 6 6 12 40
2003–04 Providence Bruins AHL 73 5 12 17 52 2 0 1 1 2
2004–05 Providence Bruins AHL 79 6 17 23 92 17 1 3 4 30
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 7 0 3 3 8
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 51 6 5 11 54
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 40 2 1 3 20
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 30 2 7 9 24
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 75 1 8 9 30 7 0 0 0 6
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 79 3 11 14 68 14 2 0 2 12
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL 27 0 4 4 14
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 17 1 2 3 10
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 46 4 13 17 30
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 65 3 8 11 30
NHL totals 430 22 59 81 280 21 2 0 2 18

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Slovakia WJC 7 1 1 2 14
2003 Slovakia WJC 1 0 0 0 0
Junior int'l totals 8 1 1 2 14
2006 Slovakia OG 6 0 1 1 8
2006 Slovakia WC 7 2 1 3 8
2007 Slovakia WC 7 1 1 2 8
Senior int'l totals 20 3 3 6 24


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