Jakub Petružálek

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Jakub Petružálek
Jakub Petružálek 2011-12-04 Amur—Sibir KHL-game.jpeg
Born (1985-04-24) April 24, 1985 (age 30)
Litvínov, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
team
Former teams
Free Agent
HC Litvínov
Carolina Hurricanes
Lukko Rauma
Amur Khabarovsk
Dynamo Moscow
Ak Bars Kazan
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 266th overall, 2004
New York Rangers
Playing career 2005–present

Jakub Petružálek[1] (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).

Playing career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Personal[edit]

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.[6] Petruzalek immediately ceased his contract in Russia to return to his native Czech Republic for the remainder of the season.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 HC Litvínov CZE 5 0 0 0 0
2003–04 HC Litvínov CZE 7 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Ottawa 67's OHL 59 23 40 63 64 21 8 10 18 30
2005–06 Barrie Colts OHL 24 11 20 31 28 14 8 11 19 14
2005–06 HC Litvínov CZE 19 1 1 2 6
2006–07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 6 0 2 2 0
2006–07 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 7 1 9 10 4
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
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Lukko SM-l 55 17 24 41 78 4 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Lukko SM-l 59 19 22 41 28 12 9 5 14 22
2011–12 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 54 22 28 50 16 4 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 41 15 18 33 18
2012–13 Dynamo Moscow KHL 10 0 2 2 4 19 9 7 16 4
2013–14 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 38 13 7 20 26
2013–14 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 13 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 23 4 12 16 18
Czech totals 31 1 1 2 8
NHL totals 2 0 1 1 0
Liiga totals 114 36 46 82 106 16 9 6 15 26
KHL totals 179 55 69 124 82 26 9 8 17 6
Medal record
Competitor for  Czech Republic
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Helsinki
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 North Dakota

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 6 1 0 1 0
2005 Czech Republic WJC 3rd 7 1 1 2 4
2012 Czech Republic WC 3rd 10 1 3 4 0
2014 Czech Republic WC 4th 7 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 13 2 1 3 4
Senior totals 17 1 3 4 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Petružálek se stěhuje ze zámoří do Evropy, bude hrát za Raumu". hokej.sport.cz'. 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2011-02-03. '
  2. ^ "NHL Transactions". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  3. ^ "Petruzalek signs with Lukko". Lukko Rauma. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  4. ^ "HC Motorist sign Czech Jakub Petruzalek" (in Russian). Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  5. ^ "HC Motorist and Petruzalek terminate contract by mutual agreement" (in Russian). Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. 2014-11-19. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Czech model, face of Prada and L'Oreal found dead in bathtub". NY Daily News. 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  7. ^ "Petruzalek could return to Litvinov" (in Czech). hokej.cz. 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Jakub Petružálek at Wikimedia Commons