May 6, 1992 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
HC Slovan Bratislava
HK Orange 20
HC Sparta Praha
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. Čajkovský was re-signed by the Bears to a second one-year contract on August 15, 2014.
On June 19, 2015, Čajkovský returned to Europe and signed a one-year contract with Czech Extraliga team, HC Sparta Praha. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||25||3||9||12||30||27||7||11||18||18|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|ECHL All-Rookie Team||2013–14|||
- "'Big Mike' Cajkovsky might loom large for Bears in 2014-15". pennlive.com. 2014-07-12. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- "Bears sign three to AHL deals". Hershey Bears. 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
- "Slovak players Kudrna and Cajkovsky" (in Czech). HC Sparta Praha. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19.
- "Čajkovský leaves Sparta for KHL" (in Czech). HC Sparta Praha. 2016-11-27. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
- "Defenseman Michal Cajkovsky named to ECHL All-Rookie Team". Reading Royals. 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
- Michal Cajkovsky player profile at Ontario Hockey League
- Michal Čajkovský career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Michal Čajkovský career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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