Stanislav Neckář

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Stanislav Neckář
Born (1975-12-22) December 22, 1975 (age 39)
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for HC Ceske Budejovice (1992-1994)
Ottawa Senators (19941998)
New York Rangers (1998–1999)
Phoenix Coyotes (19992001)
Tampa Bay Lightning (20012003)
Nashville Predators (2003)
Tampa Bay Lightning (2004)
HC Ceske Budejovice (2004-05)
Södertälje SK (2005-06)
NHL Draft 29th overall, 1994
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 1992–2006

Stanislav "Stan" Neckář (/ˈstænɪslɑːv nɛtsˈkæʃ/ NETS-cash; born December 22, 1975) is a former Czech professional ice hockey player. He played ten seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Nashville Predators. He then played two seasons in Europe before retiring, with HC Ceske Budejovice, and Elitserien team Södertälje SK.

Playing career[edit]

Neckar played junior hockey with HC Ceske Budejovice in 1991-92 followed by two seasons with their pro team. He was chosen in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators and he signed with Ottawa in 1994. He played part of his first season with the Ottawa affiliate Detroit Vipers before being elevated to the Senators. He would then a further nine seasons in the NHL. He stayed with Ottawa until 1998 when he was traded to the Rangers. Before the season was over, he was traded to Phoenix. He played most of three seasons with the Coyotes before being traded to Tampa Bay in 2001. He played two seasons with the Lightning, signing with Nashville in 2003, before returning to the Lightning just before the season ended. He returned just in time to play two playoff games for the team en route to winning the Stanley Cup. It was his last season in the NHL.

In his entire NHL career, Neckář played a total of 510 regular season games; scoring 12 goals and assisting on 41 others for a total of 53 points. He also played 29 playoff games, scoring 3 assists for 3 points.

During the 2004-05 NHL lockout he played in his native Czech republic, returning to HC Ceske Budejovice. He played one further season with Sodertalje SK in Sweden before retiring.


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