August 9, 1978 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)|
Pavel Skrbek (born August 9, 1978) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for Luleå HF in the Swedish Elitserien. He played briefly in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators earlier in his career.
Skrbek played one year in his native Czech Republic before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round, 28th overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted Skrbek returned to the Czech Republic and played 2 more years there.
For the 1998–1999 season Skrbek came to North America. He joined the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL and played 64 games with the team, scoring 22 points. That year he also made his NHL debut, appearing in 4 games with the Penguins. He spent the 1999–2000 season in the minors, playing the majority of the year with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins before being traded to the Nashville Predators and playing briefly with the Milwaukee Admirals. Skrbek then spent the majority of the 2000–2001 season with the Admirals while also appearing in 5 games with the Predators.
For the 2001–2002 season Skrbek cracked the Predators starting lineup, but after 3 games he endured a concussion that sidelined him for the majority of the year. After recovering from the injury Skrbek chose to go back to the Czech Republic rather than the Predators. Since the 2002–2003 season Skrbek has played for a number of teams in the SEL.
- 1998: Named Best Defenseman at World Junior Ice Hockey Championship
- 1998: World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Second All-Star team