Petr Sýkora (ice hockey, born 1978)

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Petr Sýkora
Born (1978-12-21) December 21, 1978 (age 38)
Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 167 lb (76 kg; 11 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Czech Extraliga team
Former teams
Pardubice HC
Nashville Predators
Washington Capitals
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 76th overall, 1997
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1998–present

Petr Sýkora (born December 21, 1978 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey player for Davos HC in the Swiss Nationalliga A, and is the younger brother of former NHL defenceman Michal Sýkora. He is often referred to by hockey fans as 'the other Petr Sykora.'

He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft in the 3rd round, 76th overall. On July 14, 1998, the Red Wings traded him (along with future considerations and a third-round pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft) to the Nashville Predators for Doug Brown. Petr suited up for two games for the Predators in the 1998–99 season and did not play in the NHL again until the 2005–06 NHL season. That season, he played ten games for the Washington Capitals, ultimately leaving the United States after finding the cultural transition difficult.

In his time away from the NHL, Sýkora has played for HC Pardubice in the Czech Extraliga and HC Davos of the Swiss Nationalliga A.

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