Michal Čajkovský

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Michal Čajkovský
CHL, HC Sparta Praha vs. Genève-Servette HC, 5th September 2015 16.JPG
Born (1992-05-06) May 6, 1992 (age 26)
Skalica, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
HC Slovan Bratislava
HK Orange 20
Hershey Bears
HC Sparta Praha
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Michal Čajkovský (born May 6, 1992) is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Čajkovský made his European Elite debut during the 2009-10 season playing in the Slovak Extraliga with HC Slovan Bratislava. Undrafted, Čajkovský played major junior hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs and the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League.

He spent the 2013–14 season, his first professional North American season, in the ECHL with the Reading Royals, on loan from the Hershey Bears of the AHL. He scored an impressive 14 goals and 36 points in 66 games to earn a selection to the ECHL All-Rookie Team.[1] Čajkovský was re-signed by the Bears to a second one-year contract on August 15, 2014.[2]

On June 19, 2015, Čajkovský returned to Europe and signed a one-year contract with Czech Extraliga team, HC Sparta Praha.[3] In the 2015–16 season, Čajkovský made an immediate impact from the blueline with Sparta, compiling 11 goals and 28 points in 49 games.

After signing an extension to continue with Praha in the 2016–17 season, Čajkovský continued his upward development leading the defense in scoring with 12 points in 19 games before he opted for a mid-season transfer, having gained the attention of Russian-based, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL on November 27, 2016.[4]

Čajkovský participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships as a member of the Slovakia men's national junior ice hockey team.

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 HC Slovan Bratislava Slovak 15 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 HK Orange 20 Slovak 11 1 0 1 6
2010–11 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 67 4 11 15 82 5 0 1 1 16
2011–12 Ottawa 67's OHL 59 3 18 21 120 18 0 5 5 14
2012–13 Ottawa 67's OHL 66 10 24 34 89
2013–14 Reading Royals ECHL 66 14 22 36 28 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 25 3 9 12 30 27 7 11 18 18
2014–15 Hershey Bears AHL 13 0 2 2 31
2015–16 HC Sparta Praha ELH 49 11 17 28 92 12 1 4 5 12
2016–17 HC Sparta Praha ELH 19 7 5 12 22
AHL totals 13 0 2 2 31

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Slovakia WJC18 8th 6 0 0 0 6
2012 Slovakia WJC 6th 6 0 0 0 12
Junior totals 12 0 0 0 18

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
ECHL All-Rookie Team 2013–14 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Big Mike' Cajkovsky might loom large for Bears in 2014-15". pennlive.com. 2014-07-12. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Bears sign three to AHL deals". Hershey Bears. 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Slovak players Kudrna and Cajkovsky" (in Czech). HC Sparta Praha. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Čajkovský leaves Sparta for KHL" (in Czech). HC Sparta Praha. 2016-11-27. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Defenseman Michal Cajkovsky named to ECHL All-Rookie Team". Reading Royals. 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 

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