March 29, 1985 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
|HC Sparta Praha
New Jersey Devils
HC Lev Praha
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Ak Bars Kazan
|NHL Draft||42nd overall, 2003
New Jersey Devils
Vrána is a native of Sternberk and logged his first minutes in the Czech elite league with HC Havirov during the 2001-02 season and moved to Canada for the following year, joining the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was drafted in the second round, 42nd overall, by the New Jersey Devils in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and signed with the Devils in May 2004. He remained with the Mooseheads until the end of the 2004-05 campaign and then gained three years of AHL experience with the Albany River Rats and the Lowell Devils. He made his NHL debut with the New Jersey Devils on October 18, 2008 against the Washington Capitals, becoming the 13th player in Devils' history to chip in with a goal in his first NHL contest: He scored against Brent Johnson with assists by Patrik Eliáš and Johnny Oduya.
Vrána returned to the Czech Republic in 2009, signing with HC Vitkovice where he would play until 2011, when he agreed to terms with Amur Khabarovsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). After spending the 2011-12 season with Amur, he moved to fellow KHL side HC Lev Praha in 2012. On July 2, 2014, Vrána left HC Lev, after it declared bankruptcy and folded, as a free agent to sign with fellow KHL club, Atlant Moscow Oblast. Later during the 2014-15 season, he transferred to another KHL team, Ak Bars Kazan.
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- "Vrana scores first NHL goal in New Jersey Devils' shootout victory". NJ.com. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
- "Nemen, Vrana and Engren move to Atlant". HC Lev Praha. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
|Winner of the Michel Bergeron Trophy
|Winner of the RDS Cup
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