Peter Smrek

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Peter Smrek
Born (1979-02-16) 16 February 1979 (age 35)
Martin, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
KHL team
Former teams
Severstal Cherepovets
St. Louis Blues
New York Rangers
MHC Martin
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 85th overall, 1999
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2000–present

Peter Smrek (born 16 February 1979 in Martin, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League.

NHL career[edit]

Smrek was drafted 85th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, but only managed to play 6 games with the Blues, spending most of his time with the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate the Worcester IceCats. He was later traded to the New York Rangers and played 22 further games in the NHL, but again spent most of his spell in the AHL, this time with the Hartford Wolf Pack. He was then traded to the Nashville Predators and then to the Ottawa Senators, but never played another NHL game. In total, Smrek played 28 NHL games, scoring two goals and four assists for 6 points and collected 18 penalty minutes.

European career[edit]

In 2004, Smrek moved to Germany and signed for the Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams where he scored 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points and was the Grizzly Adams' top scoring defenceman. However the Grizzly Adams were relegated from the DEL and as a result, Smrek was on the move again. Smrek signed on with Mora IK of Sweden's Elitserien where he only managed to score 6 goals and 13 assists for 19 points. After one season in Sweden, Smrek returned to Germany and signed for the Frankfurt Lions. He moved on 14 October 2008 from Frankfurt Lions to Czech Extraliga club HC Lasselsberger Plzeň and than on 30 May 2009 further to Severstal Cherepovets.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 2 0 2 2
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 14 0 3 3 12
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 8 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 28 2 4 6 18


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