Sekáč with the Montreal Canadiens in January 2015
June 10, 1992 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
HC Lev Poprad
HC Sparta Praha
HC Lev Praha
|National team||Czech Republic|
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. In his first North American season in 2014–15 he scored his first NHL goal on October 16th, 2014 against Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.
On January 13th, 2015, Sekáč was invited to the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition as a replacement for Los Angeles Kings' forward Tanner Pearson. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
- "Canadiens sign Czech forward Jiri Sekac". TheScore Inc. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- "Jiri Sekac scores 1st NHL goal, dad goes nuts". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
- "Canadiens' Sekac to join rookies at All-Star Weekend". NHL.com. 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
- "2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition results". NHL.com. 2015-01-24. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
- "Habs acquire Smith-Pelly from Ducks". The Sports Network. 2015-02-24. Retrieved 2015-02-24.
- Jiří Sekáč's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jiří Sekáč's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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