Jaroslav Otevřel

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Jaroslav Otevřel
Born (1968-09-16) September 16, 1968 (age 49)
Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 133rd overall, 1991
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1988–1996

Jaroslav Otevřel (born September 16, 1968 in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech former professional ice hockey left winger. He was drafted in the seventh round, 133rd overall, by the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He played sixteen National Hockey League games with the Sharks over two seasons, scoring three goals and four assists.

After career in North America, Otevřel joined Ässät of SM-liiga.

His career ended on February 11, 1996 when he was paralyzed in the game against JYP. He hit the skates of another JYP player slightly, fell and was then hit accidentally to the head by Vitali Karamnov's thigh.

His number 89 was later retired by Ässät. According to his wish, the number is not hanging from the rafters.

He lives in his hometown Zlín, Czech Republic with his wife and daughter.

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