Jakub Petružálek

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Jakub Petružálek
Jakub Petružálek 2011-12-04 Amur—Sibir KHL-game.jpeg
Born (1985-04-24) 24 April 1985 (age 32)
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 24 April 1985) is a Czech professional ice hockey center. 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 of the Czech Extraliga, and in the Ontario Hockey League, before he was drafted by the New York Rangers, 266th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He never played for the Rangers, who traded him to the Carolina Hurricanes along with a fifth-round conditional pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (Tomáš Kubalík) for Brad Isbister.[2]

On 15 May 2009, Jakub left the Hurricanes organization, having appeared in only 2 NHL games, and signed with Finnish club, Lukko Rauma, of the SM-liiga, for the 2009–10 season.[3] Petružálek moved to Amur Khabarovsk of the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League for the 2011–12 season.

On 28 May 2014, Petruzalek signed a one-year contract with his fourth KHL club, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, for the 2014–15 season.[4] Petruzalek had registered 4 goals and 16 points in 23 games when, for reasons of bereavement, he was given an immediate release from his contract with Avtomobilist on 19 November 2014 in order to return to Litvínov, Czech Republic.[5]

Personal[edit]

While he was playing in Russia with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, Petruzalek's girlfriend of 5 years, fashion model and champion kickboxer Katerina Netolicka, was found dead in their apartment in Litvínov, Czech Republic on 12 November 2014.[6] Petruzalek returned to the 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
Representing  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, bronze medalist(s) 7 1 1 2 4
2012 Czech Republic WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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