Radek Smoleňák

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Radek Smoleňák
Born (1986-12-03) December 3, 1986 (age 30)
Prague, CS
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
HC Slovan Bratislava
Tampa Bay Lightning
Chicago Blackhawks
HC Sparta Praha
HC Kladno
Ässät Pori
Lahti Pelicans
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Timrå IK
HC Ugra
TPS
Modo Hockey
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 73rd overall, 2005
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2006–present

Radek Smoleňák (born December 3, 1986) is a Czech professional ice hockey winger. He is currently playing with HC Slovan Bratislava of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Smolenak was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round (73rd overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Smoleňák played briefly with the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2009–10 season when he was claimed off waivers by the team late in the pre-season. He played in only one regular season game with the Blackhawks, in which he registered a five-minute major for fighting. He also participated in the 2009 pre-season with Chicago while they played in Zürich, Switzerland and registered one goal in one game.[1] After being placed back on waivers by the Blackhawks, he was quickly re-claimed by the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 11, 2009.[2]

Smoleňák signed a contract with Pelicans Lahti from the Finnish elite league SM-liiga on January 30, 2012.[3]

In 2009, Smoleňák received significant fan support in the NHL voting for the 57th National Hockey League All-Star Game compiling 10,471 fan votes as a write-in candidate.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 67 32 28 60 58
2005–06 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 65 42 42 84 109 6 1 3 4 20
2006–07 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 43 15 20 35 35 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 20 0 1 1 8
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 56 15 11 26 108
2007–08 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 19 7 8 15 14
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 71 24 25 49 165
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 6 0 1 1 10
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 5
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 39 7 14 21 49
2009–10 Abbotsford Heat AHL 21 2 4 6 26
2010–11 HC Sparta Praha Czech 42 14 2 16 20
2010–11 HC Kladno Czech 6 1 1 2 14
2011–12 Ässät SM-l 42 14 10 24 18
2011–12 Pelicans SM-l 15 5 8 13 12 17 8 3 11 14
2012–13 Pelicans SM-l 32 18 10 28 22
2012–13 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 7 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Timrå IK SEL 9 3 2 5 6
2013–14 Pelicans Liiga 21 14 5 19 20
2013–14 HC Ugra KHL 28 5 9 14 12
2014–15 TPS Liiga 31 13 10 23 45
2014–15 Modo Hockey SHL 23 4 5 9 12
2015–16 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 59 16 19 35 14
2016–17 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 13 5 6 11 16
NHL totals 7 0 1 1 15
KHL totals 107 27 34 61 42

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Czech Republic WJC18 7th 5 0 1 1 0
2015 Czech Republic WC 6th 6 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 5 0 1 1 0
Senior totals 6 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radek Smoleňák Biography Page". The Hockey News. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Lightning re-claim Radek Smolenak off waivers". National Hockey League. 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Radek Smoleňák's signs in Finnish Elite League". EliteProspects.com. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  4. ^ "NHL 2009 All-Star Voting". NHL.com. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 

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