Sekáč with the Montreal Canadiens in January 2015
June 10, 1992 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Ak Bars Kazan
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 16, 2014 against Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.
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. 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.
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. 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. Sekac closed out the season with the Coyotes, appearing 11 games for two assists.
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|
|2015–16||San Diego Gulls||AHL||1||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Jiri Sekac traded to the Chicago Blackhawks". National Hockey League. 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
- "Arizona Coyotes claim Jiri Sekac of waivers from Blackhawks". Sportsnet.ca. 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
- "Jiri Sekac Signs Deal With Ak Bars Kazan in KHL". The Hockey Writers. 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
- Jiří Sekáč career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jiří Sekáč career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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