6 December 1986 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|HK SKP Poprad
HC Oceláři Třinec
|NHL Draft||13th overall, 2005
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
- "Zagrapan, Ryan, Thorburn and Novotny signed". sabres.nhl.com. 2006-09-12. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
- "Former Sabres first-round pick Zagrapan signs deal to play in Russia". cbssports.com. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
- "99ers travel with good memories of Villach" (in German). Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2014-09-20. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
- "Dornbirner add four to squad". Dornbirner EC. 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
|Awards and achievements|
|Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
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