Ondřej Pavelec

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Ondřej Pavelec
Ondrej Pavelec Jets 2012-02-11.JPG
Pavelec during the 2011-12 NHL season
Born (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 26)
Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Atlanta Thrashers
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 41st overall, 2005
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2007–present

Ondřej Pavelec (born August 31, 1987) is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender, who plays for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). During the 2012 NHL lockout he played for HC Bílí Tygři Liberec in the Czech Extraliga.

Playing career[edit]

Pavelec playing with the 2006-07 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

Pavelec was drafted in the first round of the 2005 CHL Import Draft by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the (QMJHL). He played two seasons with the club and helped them to a semi-final finish in the 2006–2007 season. Pavelec, the Atlanta Thrashers second-round pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (41st overall), was a first team All-Star in each of his two seasons with Cape Breton, and won the Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy for best goals-against average both years, making him only the fourth player to repeat as Jacques Plante Trophy winner and the first in 20 years to do so (Robert Desjardins was the last). As a rookie he took home the Raymond Lagacé Trophy and RDS Trophy, awarded to top defensive rookie and rookie of the year, respectively. His numbers were remarkably consistent over the two seasons, as he recorded GAAs of 2.51 in '05–06 and 2.52 last season, with save percentages of .929 and .908.

Pavelec signed a contract with the Thrashers in 2007. On May 18, 2007, Pavelec shut out the Toronto Marlies 5-0 in the American Hockey League's Western Conference Finals. Pavelec also helped Chicago Wolves win the Calder Cup in the 2007-08 season.

After starting nine games for the Chicago Wolves in the 2008-2009 season, he was recalled to the NHL due to an injury to Kari Lehtonen. He played in his first NHL game on October 20, 2007. He made his first NHL start and picked up his first NHL win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 3, 2007. Pavelec was playing with the Atlanta Thrashers since being called up on November 1, 2008 until he was reassigned to the Chicago Wolves on December 19, 2008. He later returned to the Thrashers.

Due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Pavelec returned to his native Czech Republic, where he was expected to link up with HC Oceláři Třinec. However, he headed to HC Bílí Tygři Liberec instead, where he joined fellow NHL player Ladislav Šmíd.[1]

On-ice collapse[edit]

On October 8, 2010, Pavelec collapsed and lost consciousness during a game against the Washington Capitals while there was a break in play at 2:25 into the first period. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. He regained consciousness while at the hospital and was in stable condition, and apparently was concerned about the score in the game, which the Thrashers won 4-2. It was determined after testing by doctors that the cause of his collapse was neurocardiogenic syncope, a type of fainting spell, and that he received a concussion and lost consciousness after his head hit the ice. He was released from the hospital on October 11, 2010.[2][3][4]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  Czech Republic
World Championships
Gold 2010 Cologne
Bronze 2011 Bratislava

Pavelec led the Czech Republic Under-17 team to a second-place finish in the 2004 Junior World Cup, and the Under-18 squad to fourth place at the U-18 World Junior Cup. He was also the starting goalie for the Czech Republic U-20 team at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championships.

Pavelec played for the Czech Republic in the 2010 World Championships, helping capture a gold medal, the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2011 World Championships, claiming the Bronze medal.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2005–06 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 47 28 17 2 2578 108 3 2.51 .929 9 4 5 506 19 0 2.25 .926
2006–07 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 43 28 11 0 2335 98 1 2.52 .908 16 11 5 970 37 2 2.29 .920
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 52 33 16 3 3033 140 2 2.77 .911 24 16 8 1438 56 2 2.34 .921
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 7 3 3 0 347 18 0 3.11 .905
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 40 18 20 2 2417 104 3 2.58 .914
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 12 3 7 0 599 36 0 3.61 .880
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 42 14 18 7 2317 127 2 3.29 .906
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 58 21 23 9 3225 147 4 2.73 .914
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 1 0 1 0 58 3 0 3.10 .864
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 69 29 28 9 3932 191 4 2.91 .906
2012–13 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec CZE 14 4 10 0 772 45 0 3.50 .896
2012–13 Pelicans SM-l 6 2.68 .912
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 44 21 20 3 2553 119 0 2.80 .905
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 57 22 26 7 3248 163 1 3.01 .901
NHL totals 288 113 125 35 16,222 801 11 2.96 .906

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007 Czech Republic WJC 5 2 3 0 275 15 0 3.28
2010 Czech Republic WC 1 0 1 0 59 3 0 3.05 .800
2011 Czech Republic WC 8 6 1 0 479 15 2 1.88 .939
2013 Czech Republic WC 5 2 2 0 297 7 0 1.42 .938
2014 Czech Republic OG 4 2 2 0 209 10 0 2.87 .888

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy (QMJHL's lowest GAA) - 2006, 2007
  • Raymond Lagacé Trophy (QMJHL's defensive rookie of the year) - 2006
  • RDS Cup (QMJHL's rookie of the year) - 2006
  • QMJHL First All-Star Team - 2006, 2007
  • QMJHL All-Rookie Team - 2006
  • AHL Calder Cup - 2007-2008 Chicago Wolves
  • October 2008 AHL Goalie of the Month
  • NHL 1st Star of the Week (Nov 21st - Nov 28th, 2010)[5]
  • 2011 Georgia’s Own Credit Union Three Stars of the Year Award[6]
  • Winnipeg Jets 2012 McDiaramid Lumber Three Stars Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Místo Třince by měl Pavelec chytat v Liberci. Kindl míří do Pardubic". idnes.cz. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2013.  (Czech)
  2. ^ "Pavelec collapses during game". National Hockey League. 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Thrashers' Pavelec in Stable Condition in Atlanta Hospital". The Sporting News. October 2010. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ondrej Pavelec in stable condition". ESPN.com. October 2010. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Thrashers' Pavelec earns first star honors". National Hockey League. 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Thrashers announce team award winners". Atlanta Thrashers. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 

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