Milan Jurčina

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Milan Jurcina
Milan Jurcina.jpg
Born (1983-06-07) June 7, 1983 (age 31)
Liptovský Mikuláš, TCH
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 ice hockey defenceman with Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Internationally he plays for the Slovak national hockey team.[1]

Playing career[edit]

He began his career in 1997–2000 playing for three seasons with Liptovský Mikuláš' Under 18 and Under 20 sides in the Slovakia youth leagues.

The 6-foot-4 Slovak was drafted by the Boston Bruins 241st overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After spending 3 seasons with the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL, Jurcina began his AHL career with the Providence Bruins in the 2003–04 season and was brought into the main Boston Bruins roster during the 2005–06 NHL season.

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

Jurcina and Chris Clark were traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 28, 2009, for winger Jason Chimera.[4]

He was selected to represent Slovakia in the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, finishing fourth with his team.

At the 2009–2010 NHL Trade Deadline on March 3, 2010, Jurcina was traded back to the Washington Capitals for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in the 2010 NHL Draft.[5] His sports hernia surgery prevented him from playing in the remainder of the 2009–10 season. On July 2, 2010, Jurcina, a free agent, signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the New York Islanders.

On August 22, 2014, Jurčina joined Dinamo Riga on trial, signing a 1-year contract 8 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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