Václav Pletka

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Václav Pletka
Born (1979-06-08) June 8, 1979 (age 35)
Mladá Boleslav, TCH
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
CZE team
Former teams
HC České Budějovice
NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
CZE
HC Liberec
HC Oceláři Třinec
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 208th overall, 1999
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2002–present

Václav Pletka (born June 8, 1979 in Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey player. He plays left wing for HC České Budějovice in the Czech Extraliga. He played in one National Hockey League (NHL) game with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted in the seventh round, 208th overall, of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. Pletka played two seasons in the Czech Extraliga for HC Oceláři Třinec before coming to North America. He played in Philadelphia for two seasons, appearing in 132 games with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League, and one NHL game with the Flyers during the 2001–02 NHL season.

For the 2002–03 season, Pletka returned to his native Czech Republic to rejoin HC Oceláři Třinec. In the 2005–06 season, he moved to HC Bílí Tygři Liberec of the Czech Extraliga, and also appeared in five games with HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Hockey Super League.

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