Róbert Švehla

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Róbert Švehla
Born (1969-01-02) January 2, 1969 (age 48)
Martin, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Slovak Extraliga
Dukla Trenčín
SEL
Malmö IF
NHL
Florida Panthers
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  Czechoslovakia 
 Slovakia
NHL Draft 78th overall, 1992
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1990–2003
Medal record
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Men's ice hockey
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1987 Finland
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Czechoslovakia
Winter Olympics
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Albertville
Representing  Slovakia
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Finland

Róbert Švehla (/ˈrɒbərt ˈsvlə/; Slovak pronunciation: [ˈro:bert ˈʃʋeɦla]; born January 2, 1969) is a Slovak retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL for 9 seasons from 1995 until 2003 for the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Career[edit]

Švehla was drafted 78th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, but he did not play a game for them before moving on to the Florida Panthers. Švehla played 8 seasons with the Panthers before moving to the Toronto Maple Leafs for his final season. Švehla played 655 career NHL games, scoring 68 goals and 267 assists for 335 points. His best offensive season was the 1995–96 season when he registered career highs in assists (49) and points (57).

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Dukla Trenčín CS 29 4 3 7
1990–91 Dukla Trenčín CS 52 16 9 25 62
1991–92 Dukla Trenčín CS 51 23 28 51 74
1992–93 Malmö IF SEL 40 19 10 29 86 6 0 1 1 14
1993–94 Malmö IF SEL 37 14 25 39 127 10 5 1 6 23
1994–95 Florida Panthers NHL 5 1 1 2 0
1994–95 Malmö IF SEL 32 11 13 24 83 9 2 3 5 6
1995–96 Florida Panthers NHL 81 8 49 57 94 22 0 6 6 32
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 82 13 32 45 86 5 1 4 5 4
1997–98 Florida Panthers NHL 79 9 34 43 113
1998–99 Florida Panthers NHL 80 8 29 37 83
1999–00 Florida Panthers NHL 82 9 40 49 64 4 0 1 1 4
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 82 6 22 28 76
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 82 7 22 29 87
2002–03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 7 38 45 46 7 0 3 3 2
CS totals 132 43 40 83 136
NHL totals 655 68 267 335 649 38 1 14 15 42
SEL totals 109 44 48 92 296 25 7 5 12 43

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1987 Czechoslovakia EJC 7 2 2 4 2
1992 Czechoslovakia OLY 8 2 1 3 8
1992 Czechoslovakia WC 8 4 4 8 14
1994 Slovakia OLY 8 2 4 6 26
1995 Slovakia WC-B 4 0 6 6 10
1996 Slovakia WCH 3 0 3 3 4
1998 Slovakia OLY 2 0 1 1 0
1998 Slovakia WC 6 1 1 2 14
2003 Slovakia WC 9 0 3 3 8
Junior totals 7 2 2 4 2
Senior totals 44 9 17 26 74

Coaching career[edit]

On January 14, 2009, Švehla joined HC Dukla Trenčín and signed a contract as assistant coach.[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Bedřich Ščerban
Golden Hockey Stick
1992
Succeeded by
Milos Holan