February 5, 1976 |
Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Columbus Blue Jackets
HC Hradec Králové
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||128th overall, 1995
In March 2003, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Hrdina and François Leroux to the Phoenix Coyotes for Ramzi Abid, Dan Focht and Guillaume Lefebvre. One year later, March 2004, the Phoenix Coyotes traded him to the New Jersey Devils for Michael Rupp and a second-round draft pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
On August 28, 2006, Hrdina signed a six-month contract with the Swedish elite club HV71 in Elitserien. He joined the club on October 18, 2006, due to some Swedish tax laws concerning the specific type of contract signed. Before that he started the season 2006–07 playing for HIFK in the Finnish SM-liiga. After the season, he extended the contract for another two years
In an interview from July 2011, Hrdina commented that he was retired from professional hockey due to two hip surgeries on the same hip, which put loads of pressure on his leg when skating. Aside from the hip surgery, Hrdina has also admitted that he had problems with his groin and back over the previous five or six years.
Since his retirement, Hrdina has returned to his hometown of Hradec Kralove where he is a member of the Czech Extraliga board.
Hrdina has two children; a daughter (born 2008) and a son (born 2010).
|1993–94||HC Hradec Králové||Extraliga||23||1||6||7||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||New Jersey Devils||NHL||13||1||6||7||10||5||2||0||2||2|
|2005–06||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||75||10||23||33||78||—||—||—||—||—|
Hrdina has played for Czech Republic in the following competitions:
- 1994 European Junior Championships
- 1995 World Junior Championships
- 2002 Winter Olympics
- 2002 World Championships
|Junior int'l totals||12||3||2||5||4|
|Senior int'l totals||11||2||1||3||12|
|2002–03||Pittsburgh Penguins/Phoenix Coyotes||NHL||$1,250,000|
|2003–04||Phoenix Coyotes/NJ Devils||NHL||$2,200,000|
|2005–06||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||$1,000,000|
- Daniel Gustafsson (2006-08-28). "JAN HRDINA KLAR FÖR HV71" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved 2006-08-29.[dead link]
- Daniel Gustafsson (2007-04-24). "Hrdina fortsätter två säsonger i HV71" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved 2007-04-24.[dead link]
- Vaclav Jáchim (2009-11-18). "John is a hero for more than a year without hockey, no problem with hip to try to return soon" (in Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
- Peter Paul and Mirko Vasic (July 9, 2011). "John ended his career heroes health, but remained at hockey" (in Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- Vaclav Jáchim (March 8, 2012). "It is amazing what can still Jagr, says Jan Hrdina. After a career he started to study" (in Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- "Jan Hrdina". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
- "Jan Hrdina – player profile and career stats". European Hockey.Net. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-04-06. Hockeyzoneplus.com: Jan Hrdina Salary Information