Jiří Sekáč

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Jiří Sekáč
Jiri Sekac - Montreal Canadiens.jpg
Sekáč with the Montreal Canadiens in January 2015
Born (1992-06-10) June 10, 1992 (age 24)
Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Ak Bars Kazan
HC Lev Poprad
HC Sparta Praha
HC Lev Praha
Montreal Canadiens
Anaheim Ducks
Chicago Blackhawks
Arizona Coyotes
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Jiří Sekáč (born June 10, 1992) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Sekáč previously played with HC Lev Praha in the Kontinental Hockey League and HC Sparta Praha in the Czech Extraliga. On July 1, 2014, Sekáč signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Canadiens worth $1,850,000.[1] In his first North American season in 2014–15 he scored his first NHL goal on October 16, 2014 against Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.[2]

On January 13, 2015, Sekáč was invited to the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition as a replacement for Los Angeles Kings' forward Tanner Pearson.[3] Known for his skating speed, he was drafted by Team Foligno, along with Canadiens' teammate Carey Price, and participated in the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater race, beating Aaron Ekblad with a time of 13.683s, making him the 6th fastest of the event.[4]

After 50 games with the Canadiens on February 24, 2015 he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Devante Smith-Pelly.[5]

In the following 2015–16 season, Sekac was unable to secure a regular forward role and appeared in 22 games for 3 points with the Ducks before he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Ryan Garbutt on January 21, 2016.[6] Sekac was used sparingly in 6 games with the Blackhawks registering one assist before being placed on waivers and claimed by the Arizona Coyotes on February 27, 2016.[7] Sekac closed out the season with the Coyotes, appearing 11 games for two assists.

On June 6, 2016, Sekac headed back to Europe and put pen to paper on a one-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan in a return to the Kontinental Hockey League.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Peterborough Petes OHL 8 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 38 2 9 11 35
2010–11 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 58 18 27 45 27
2011–12 Tatranskí Vlci MHL 6 8 2 10 22
2011–12 HC Lev Poprad KHL 36 2 8 10 4
2012–13 HC Sparta Praha CZE 21 4 6 10 8
2012–13 HC Lev Praha KHL 26 0 1 1 8 3 0 0 0 0
2013–14 HC Lev Praha KHL 47 11 17 28 18 21 1 7 8 24
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 50 7 9 16 18
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 19 2 5 7 4 7 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 22 1 2 3 4
2015–16 San Diego Gulls AHL 1 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 11 0 2 2 10
KHL totals 109 13 26 39 30 24 1 7 8 24
NHL totals 108 10 19 29 38 7 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 6 4 0 4 2
2012 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 0 3 3 2
2014 Czech Republic WC 4th 10 2 0 2 4
Junior totals 12 4 3 7 4
Senior totals 10 2 0 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadiens sign Czech forward Jiri Sekac". TheScore Inc. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Jiri Sekac scores 1st NHL goal, dad goes nuts". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Canadiens' Sekac to join rookies at All-Star Weekend". NHL.com. 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  4. ^ "2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition results". NHL.com. 2015-01-24. Retrieved 2015-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Habs acquire Smith-Pelly from Ducks". The Sports Network. 2015-02-24. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  6. ^ "Jiri Sekac traded to the Chicago Blackhawks". National Hockey League. 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  7. ^ "Arizona Coyotes claim Jiri Sekac of waivers from Blackhawks". Sportsnet.ca. 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  8. ^ "Jiri Sekac Signs Deal With Ak Bars Kazan in KHL". The Hockey Writers. 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 

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