David Výborný

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David Výborný
David Vyborny and Frederick Norrena 2008.jpg
David Vyborny, left, signing autographs with Fredrik Norrena in February 2008
Born (1975-01-22) January 22, 1975 (age 43)
Jihlava, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
CZE team
Former teams
BK Mladá Boleslav
NHL
Columbus Blue Jackets
SEL
Modo Hockey
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 1993
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1992–2016

David Výborný (born January 22, 1975) is a retired Czech professional ice hockey player who last played for BK Mladá Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga. He has played for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Výborný first rose to prominence playing with Sparta Prague of the Czech Extraliga in 1992. He scored 20 goals and 44 points in 52 games, all as a teenager. The Edmonton Oilers picked Výborný up in the second round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, and he proved that he was not a fluke by scoring 46 points for Sparta in the next season.

Výborný came over to North America for the 1994–95 season and played for the Cape Breton Oilers of the American Hockey League (AHL). He again performed quite well, scoring 61 points in 76 games, third most on his team and fifth most among AHL rookies. However, he headed back to Europe after only one season in the AHL. Upon his return to Sparta, he scored at a rigorous pace. He scored 42 points in 40 games and helped Sparta into the playoffs, where he again scored more than a point per game. Výborný spent one more season in Prague and continued to improve with 49 points in 47 games; he added 14 more in the playoffs.

Výborný was a star in the Czech Republic, but he went to Sweden for the 1997–98 season. He played for Modo and led the team in scoring. Again, after just one season abroad, Výborný went back to Sparta Prague. In the 1998–99 season, Výborný cemented his place as one of the stars of the Czech hockey scene. He scored 70 points in 52 games and won the Extraliga's scoring title by 18 points. In the next season, he continued to rack up points and finished second in the league's scoring race. He also won a championship with Sparta. Finally, it seemed as if Výborný had nothing left to prove in the Czech Republic.

David Vyborny shoots the puck in a pre-game warm-up with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2007-08 season

NHL career[edit]

On June 8, 2000, Výborný was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to add some scoring punch in their first season. He debuted in the NHL on October 7, and scored a goal on in his very first NHL game. His production for Columbus was much less than it had been in Prague. In the end, he scored 13 goals and 19 assists, for a total of 32 points in 79 games. He was also ranked 10th among rookies for goals and points and was the first rookie ever to score on multiple penalty shots in one season.

Výborný's performance (31 points) was very similar in his second season. As the Blue Jackets improved, though, so did Výborný. In the 2002–03 NHL season, he scored 46 points and led his team with a +12 plus/minus, which set a record for the Blue Jackets. Výborný improved still more for the 2003–04 NHL season, and he scored 22 goals and 31 assists, for a total of 53 points. He led Columbus in assists and came in second to Rick Nash in goals and points. In addition to his offensive talent, Výborný has proved to be quite durable, as he currently holds the Blue Jackets record for the most consecutive games, with 161. He tied for fourth in the NHL in shorthanded goals with four, another record for the Blue Jackets.

Výborný played for Sparta Prague during the 2004–05 NHL lockout.

Back to Europe[edit]

On April 25, 2008, it was announced that Výborný was returning to Sparta Prague for the 2008–09 season.[1] With his departure, Rostislav Klesla became the only remaining player from the Blue Jackets' inaugural season. In 2011, Výborný signed with BK Mlada Boleslav. He helped the club win back-to-back championships in the Czech second-division in 2013 and 2014 and earn promotion to the top Czech division in 2014. After suffering a torn ACL, he announced his retirement on March 15, 2016.[2]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Played in the Czech Ice Hockey Extraliga All-Star game in 1999 and 2000
  • Appeared on the cover of the Czech edition of the NHL 2K7 video game.

Records[edit]

  • Columbus Blue Jackets record for most consecutive games played
  • NHL record for most penalty shot goals in a season by a rookie

International play[edit]

Výborný won five World Championships with the Czech national team and a bronze medal at the 2006 Olympic Games. At the 2006 World Championships, when capturing silver, he was named to the All-Tournament Allstar-Team. At the 1997 and 1998 World Championships, he won bronze.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 HC Sparta Praha TCH 3 0 0 0 0
1991–92 HC Sparta Praha TCH 31 6 11 17
1992–93 HC Sparta Praha TCH 52 20 24 44
1993–94 HC Sparta Praha ELH 43 10 18 28 0 8 4 4 8 0
1994–95 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 76 23 38 61 30
1995–96 HC Sparta Praha ELH 40 12 31 43 23 11 6 6 12 10
1996–97 HC Sparta Praha ELH 43 19 28 47 12 10 7 7 14 6
1997–98 Modo Hockey SEL 45 16 21 37 34 9 0 2 2 2
1998–99 HC Sparta Praha ELH 49 23 44 67 22 8 1 3 4 0
1999–2000 HC Sparta Praha ELH 50 25 38 63 30 9 3 8 11 4
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 13 19 32 22
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 13 18 31 6
2002–03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 20 26 46 16
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 22 31 53 40
2004–05 HC Sparta Praha ELH 51 12 34 46 10 5 2 5 7 4
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 22 43 65 50
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 16 48 64 60
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 7 19 26 34
2008–09 HC Sparta Praha ELH 52 15 28 43 14 11 8 4 12 4
2009–10 HC Sparta Praha ELH 51 8 32 40 49 7 1 2 3 4
2010–11 HC Sparta Praha ELH 49 8 9 17 24
2011–12 BK Mladá Boleslav ELH 41 8 22 30 22
2012–13 BK Mladá Boleslav CZE II 50 17 37 54 30 22 8 21 29 31
2013–14 BK Mladá Boleslav CZE II 40 13 42 55 24 16 4 9 13 6
2014–15 BK Mladá Boleslav ELH 49 11 28 39 32 9 3 5 8 4
2015–16 BK Mladá Boleslav ELH 42 8 17 25 20 1 0 0 0 0
TCH totals 86 26 35 61
ELH totals 551 155 326 481 258 79 35 44 79 36
NHL totals 543 113 204 317 228

International[edit]

David Výborný
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Turin Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Vienna Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1999 Norway Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 2000 Russia Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 2001 Germany Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 2005 Vienna Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 2006 Riga Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Helsinki Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Zürich Ice hockey
Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1992 Czechoslovakia EJC 6 6 8 14 0
1993 Czechoslovakia EJC 6 7 5 12 0
1993 Czechoslovakia WJC 7 6 9 15 12
1994 Czech Republic WJC 7 2 5 7 6
1996 Czech Republic WC 8 2 2 4 2
1997 Czech Republic WC 9 2 1 3 2
1998 Czech Republic WC 9 2 4 6 0
1999 Czech Republic WC 10 4 4 8 6
2000 Czech Republic WC 9 4 6 10 6
2001 Czech Republic WC 9 2 0 2 4
2002 Czech Republic WC 7 1 3 4 16
2003 Czech Republic WC 9 4 1 5 8
2004 Czech Republic WCH 5 0 0 0 2
2005 Czech Republic WC 9 1 3 4 8
2006 Czech Republic OG 8 1 3 4 0
2006 Czech Republic WC 9 3 6 9 2
2007 Czech Republic WC 7 1 5 6 2
Junior totals 26 21 27 48 18
Senior totals 115 28 39 67 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey forward Výborný headed for Sparta". Radio Prague. Archived from the original on 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Ice hockey forward Vyborný ends career | Prague Monitor". praguemonitor.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 

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