March 9, 1977 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 1995
Radek Dvořák (born March 9, 1977) is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger who is currently an unrestricted free agent of the National Hockey League. Dvořák was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, tenth overall, by the Florida Panthers. A veteran of over 1,200 NHL games, Radek has played for the Panthers, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars, Anaheim Ducks and the Carolina Hurricanes.
Dvořák began his NHL career as an eighteen-year-old with the Florida Panthers in the 1995–96 season. In 77 games, Dvořák scored 13 goals and 27 points, as the Panthers reached the playoffs for the first time in club history. Dvořák helped the Panthers to the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals, earning four points in 16 games. He saw his numbers improve in his second season, scoring 18 goals and 39 points in 78 games to finish fourth in team scoring. He missed 18 games during the 1997–98 NHL season, but still scored 12 goals and 14 assists for 36 points. In his fourth season, Dvořák played in every game, scoring 19 goals and 43 points. He scored four shorthanded goals which placed him in a tie for fourth in the NHL. In 1999–2000, Dvořák scored 7 goals and 17 points in 35 games before being traded. On December 30, 1999, the Panthers traded him to the San Jose Sharks for Mike Vernon and the Sharks 3rd round draft pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and the Sharks traded Dvořák to the New York Rangers for Todd Harvey and the Rangers 4th round draft pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
New York Rangers
Dvořák finished the 1999–2000 season with the Rangers, scoring 11 goals and 33 points in 46 games. In 2000–01, Dvořák was placed on a line with fellow Czechs Petr Nedved and Jan Hlavac and he would have a breakout season. In 79 games, Dvořák scored 31 goals and 36 assists for 67 points to finish fourth in team scoring. The Rangers, however, would once again miss the playoffs. Dvořák saw his production fall during the 2001–02 season, scoring 17 goals and 37 points in 65 games. His production continued to fall during the 2002–03 season, as Dvořák had six goals and 27 points in 63 games with the Rangers. On March 11, 2003, the Rangers traded Dvořák and Cory Cross to the Edmonton Oilers for Anson Carter and Ales Pisa.
Dvořák appeared in 12 games with the Oilers in 2002–03, scoring four goals and eight points, as Edmonton qualified for the playoffs. In his first playoff action since 1997, Dvorak scored a highlight reel goal in which he skated from end to end, scoring a game-winning goal. It would be his only point in four playoff games. Dvořák returned to the Oilers in 2003–04, where he scored 15 goals and 50 points in 78 games, however, Edmonton failed to make the playoffs. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Dvorak played with České Budějovice. He returned to the Oilers in 2005–06, where he had only eight goals and 28 points in 64 games. In the playoffs, Dvořák had two assists in 16 games, as the Oilers lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. He left the Oilers during the off-season, as he signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on September 14, 2006.
St. Louis Blues
Dvořák spent the 2006–07 with the Blues, where in 82 games, he scored 10 goals and recorded 27 assists for 37 points. The Blues failed to qualify for the playoffs, and Dvořák left as a free agent after the season, returning to the Florida Panthers on July 1, 2007.
Dvořák returned to his original NHL team in the 2007–08 season. In 67 games with the Panthers, Dvořák had only eight goals and 17 points. He saw his numbers rebound in the 2008–09 season, as Dvořák had 15 goals and 36 points in 81 games. On July 1, 2009, Dvořák resigned with the Panthers for two years and $3.4 million. In 2009–10, Dvořák had 14 goals and 32 points in 76 games. On December 7, 2009, Dvořák played in his 1000th NHL game against his former club, the Edmonton Oilers at the BankAtlantic Center.
During the 2010–11 season, the Panthers honored Dvořák for playing more career games as a Panther than anyone in franchise history on November 23 before a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 53 games that year, Dvořák had seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points.
During the NHL lockout, and as a free agent, Dvořák belatedly signed a contract with HC Davos of the Swiss National League A. He played in the final 7 regular season games with Davos and contributed in their post-season campaign before he signed for the remainder of the shortened 2012–13 NHL season with the Anaheim Ducks on March 24, 2013.
On September 3, 2013 it was announced by Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford that Dvořák would be invited to attend the Carolina Hurricanes training camp. He signed a two-way contract with Carolina on October 2, 2013. Following the draft, he scored his first goal for the Carolina Hurricanes in the second period of a game against the Philadelphia Flyers which was played on Sunday 4 days after the draft.
Regular season and playoffs
|1993–94||HC České Budějovice||CZE||8||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||HC České Budějovice||CZE||19||8||6||14||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||New York Rangers||NHL||46||11||22||33||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||New York Rangers||NHL||82||31||36||67||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||New York Rangers||NHL||65||17||20||37||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||New York Rangers||NHL||63||6||21||27||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||HC České Budějovice||CZE.1||32||23||35||58||18||16||5||13||19||20|
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||10||27||37||48||—||—||—||—||—|
- July 8, 1995 — Florida Panthers 1st round draft choice, 10th overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.
- December 30, 1999 – Traded by the Florida Panthers to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Mike Vernon.
- December 30, 1999 – Traded by the San Jose Sharks to the New York Rangers in exchange for Todd Harvey.
- March 11, 2003 – Traded by the New York Rangers, along with Cory Cross, to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Anson Carter and Aleš Píša.
- September 14, 2006 – Signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues.
- July 1, 2007 – Signed as a free agent with the Florida Panthers.
- July 1, 2009 – Signed a two-year, $3.4 million contract extension with Florida.
- February 28, 2011 – Traded by the Florida Panthers to the Atlanta Thrashers along with a fifth-round draft pick in exchange for Patrick Rissmiller and Niclas Bergfors.
- July 1, 2011 – Signed a one-year contract worth $1.5 million with the Dallas Stars.
- March 24, 2013 - Signed a one-year contract worth $675K with the Anaheim Ducks
- October 2, 2013 - Signed a one-year contract worth $600K with the Carolina Hurricanes
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- "Panthers trade Dvorak to Thrashers for Bergfors, Rissmiller". The Sports Network. February 28, 2011. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
- "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on June 27, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
- "Ducks sign right wing Radek Dvorak". Anaheim Ducks. March 24, 2013. Archived from the original on March 28, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- "Hurricanes Sign Forward Radek Dvorak". Carolina Hurricanes. March 24, 2013. Archived from the original on March 28, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- "Hurricanes win, drop Flyers to 0-3". USA Today. October 6, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
|Florida Panthers first round draft pick