Marek Zagrapan

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Marek Zagrapan
Born (1986-12-06) 6 December 1986 (age 30)
Prešov, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Slovak team
Former teams
HK SKP Poprad
HC Zlín
Rochester Americans
Portland Pirates
Severstal Cherepovets
Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
HC Oceláři Třinec
HPK
HC Kladno
Graz 99ers
Dornbirner EC
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2005
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2003–present

Marek Zagrapan (born 6 December 1986) is a Slovak professional ice hockey centre currently playing for HK SKP Poprad of the Slovak Extraliga (Slovak). He was drafted by the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Buffalo Sabres in the first round, 13th overall, at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Zagrapan was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round, 13th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. After playing two seasons in the Czech Extraliga with HC Zlín, Zagrapan came to North America after HC Zlín became Czech champions in 2004. He then played two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.

On 12 September 2006, Zagrapan signed an entry-level contract with Buffalo and spent the 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rochester Americans.[1] Zagrapan then spent the 2008–09 season with the new affiliate of the Sabres, the Portland Pirates.

On 29 May 2009, Zagrapan returned to Europe to play professionally, citing a lack of opportunity with the Sabres due to his low scoring output; he signed with Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) on a three-year contract.[2]

In the 2014–15 season, Zagrapan joined Austrian club Graz 99ers of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL) on an initial try-out contract on 20 September 2014.[3] Zagrapan impressed with Graz to earn a one-year contract for the remainder of the campaign. In 51 games with the club, he produced 9 goals and 30 points.

On 13 July 2015, Zagrapan left Graz as a free agent for League rivals Dornbirner EC.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 HC Zlín CZE 13 1 1 2 0
2003–04 HC Zlín CZE 5 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Kometa Brno CZE.1 5 0 1 1 0
2004–05 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 59 32 50 82 50 17 11 6 17 28
2005–06 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 59 35 52 87 25 8 4 6 10 4
2006–07 Rochester Americans AHL 71 17 21 38 39 6 1 0 1 2
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL 76 18 22 40 66
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 80 21 28 49 44 5 2 1 3 2
2009–10 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 51 10 6 16 40
2010–11 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk KHL 18 3 2 5 6
2010–11 Oceláři Třinec CZE 18 3 2 5 2 9 0 3 3 2
2011–12 HPK SM-l 24 2 4 6 10
2011–12 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Oceláři Třinec CZE 39 5 9 14 8 11 2 3 5 0
2013–14 Oceláři Třinec CZE 25 5 3 8 16
2013–14 HC Kladno CZE 16 2 1 3 6
2014–15 Graz 99ers EBEL 51 9 21 30 24
2015–16 Dornbirner EC EBEL 54 9 22 31 24 6 2 1 3 6
AHL totals 227 56 71 127 149 11 3 1 4 4
KHL totals 69 13 8 21 46

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Slovakia WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 0 0 0
2004 Slovakia WJC18 6th 6 4 4 8 8
2005 Slovakia WJC 7th 4 1 2 3 6
2006 Slovakia WJC 8th 6 2 5 7 18
2010 Slovakia WC 12th 6 2 0 2 2
Junior totals 23 7 11 18 32
Senior totals 6 2 0 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zagrapan, Ryan, Thorburn and Novotny signed". sabres.nhl.com. 2006-09-12. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Former Sabres first-round pick Zagrapan signs deal to play in Russia". cbssports.com. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  3. ^ "99ers travel with good memories of Villach" (in German). Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2014-09-20. Retrieved 2014-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Dornbirner add four to squad". Dornbirner EC. 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Drew Stafford
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Dennis Persson