Andrej Podkonický

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Andrej Podkonický
Born (1978-05-09) 9 May 1978 (age 38)
Zvolen, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Czech Extraliga team
Former teams
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
Florida Panthers
Washington Capitals
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 196th overall, 1996
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1998–present

Andrej Podkonický (born 9 May 1978 in Zvolen, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey player, currently playing for HC Bílí Tygři Liberec.

Podkonický was drafteed 196th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. After two seasons with the American Hockey League's Worcester IceCats, he was traded to the Florida Panthers for Eric Boguniecki on December 17, 2000 and played six games for the Panthers during the 2000–01 NHL season, scoring one goal. Podkonický then moved to Europe and played for HIFK in Finland's SM-liiga, HC Slovan Bratislava in the Slovak Extraliga and the Iserlohn Roosters in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga. He signed with the Washington Capitals in 2003 and was assigned to the AHL's Portland Pirates, playing just two games for the Capitals. Podkonický then moved back to the Czech Republic and signed for HC Bílí Tygři Liberec. He spent the 2007–08 season in Russia for Vityaz Chekhov before returning to Liberec.

He played for Slovakia at the 2007 and 2008 IIHF World Championship.

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