April 24, 1985 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
Ak Bars Kazan
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||266th overall, 2004
New York Rangers
Jakub Petružálek (born April 24, 1985) is a Czech professional ice hockey center who is currently an unrestricted free agent, he most recently played with Russian team Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Petružálek played in his native Czech Republic with HC Litvínov in the Czech Extraliga before he was drafted by the New York Rangers, 266th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Before having a chance to play for the Rangers, he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes along with a fifth-round conditional pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (Tomáš Kubalík) for Brad Isbister.
On May 15, 2009, Jakub left the Hurricanes organization, having appeared in 2 NHL games and signed with Finnish club, Lukko Rauma of the then SM-liiga for the 2009–10 season. For the 2011–12 season, Petružálek moved to the Russian based Kontinental Hockey League and signed a contract with Amur Khabarovsk.
On May 28, 2014, Petruzalek signed with his fourth KHL club, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg on a one-year contract for the 2014–15 season. After 23 games scoring 4 goals and 16 points, Petruzalek was given an immediate mutual release from his contract with Avtomobilist on November 19, 2014, in order to return to for bereavement in Litvínov, Czech Republic.
While playing in Russia with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, Petruzalek's girlfriend of 5 years, Fashion model and Kickboxing champion Katerina Netolicka, was found deceased in their apartment in Litvínov, Czech Republic on November 12, 2014. Petruzalek immediately ceased his contract in Russia to return to his native Czech Republic for the remainder of the season.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||6||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Albany River Rats||AHL||54||10||18||28||16||5||2||2||4||10|
|2007–08||Albany River Rats||AHL||78||14||31||45||52||7||2||1||3||8|
|2008–09||Albany River Rats||AHL||77||19||35||54||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Ak Bars Kazan||KHL||13||1||2||3||0||3||0||0||0||0|
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|World Junior Championships|
|2005 North Dakota|
- "Petružálek se stěhuje ze zámoří do Evropy, bude hrát za Raumu". hokej.sport.cz'. 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2011-02-03.'
- "NHL Transactions". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- "Petruzalek signs with Lukko". Lukko Rauma. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- "HC Motorist sign Czech Jakub Petruzalek" (in Russian). Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
- "HC Motorist and Petruzalek terminate contract by mutual agreement" (in Russian). Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. 2014-11-19. Retrieved 2014-11-19.
- "Czech model, face of Prada and L'Oreal found dead in bathtub". NY Daily News. 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
- "Petruzalek could return to Litvinov" (in Czech). hokej.cz. 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2014-11-20.
Media related to Jakub Petružálek at Wikimedia Commons
- Jakub Petruzalek's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jakub Petruzalek's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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