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 23)
Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Anaheim Ducks
HC Lev Poprad
HC Sparta Praha
HC Lev Praha
Montreal Canadiens
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 with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League.

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 16th, 2014 against Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.[2]

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.[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]

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 4 6 4 7 0 0 0 2
KHL totals 109 13 26 39 30 24 1 7 8 24
NHL totals 69 9 14 23 22 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. 

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