Zdeněk Blatný

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Zdeněk Blatný
Born (1981-01-14) January 14, 1981 (age 36)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Atlanta Thrashers
Lahti Pelicans
Orli Znojmo
Boston Bruins
Modo Hockey
HC Ambrì-Piotta
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
Hannover Indians
HC Košice
HC Dukla Trenčín
Graz 99ers
Vienna Capitals
Frederikshavn White Hawks
Dornbirner EC
NHL Draft 68th overall, 1999
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2001–2015

Zdeněk Blatný (born January 14, 1981 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech former professional ice hockey left wing who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Atlanta Thrashers and the Boston Bruins. He was drafted in the third round, 68th overall, by the Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

After four seasons in the Western Hockey League, with the Seattle Thunderbirds and Kootenay Ice, Blatný joined the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves for the 2001–02 season. He made his NHL debut with the Thrashers during the 2002–03 season, appearing in four games. He appeared in 16 more games with the Thrashers in the 2003–04 season, with the rest of his time during those seasons spent in the AHL with the Wolves.

Following the 2004–05 NHL lockout, during which Blatný played in Finland and in his native Czech Republic, he joined the Boston Bruins for the 2005–06 season. He appeared in five games with the Bruins before being traded in February 2006 to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He spent the remainder of the campaign with the Lightning's AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.[1]

In the last season under contract with the Lightning in 2006–07, Blatný continued with the Springfield Falcons, contributing with 13 points in 19 games before he opted to end his North American career and concentrate on a European career in signing with Swedish outfit Modo Hockey of the then Elitserien on January 12, 2007.[2]

Blatný played in 7 various European leagues over the following 8 seasons, before ending his professional career during the 2014–15 season, last playing with Dornbirner EC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 HC Kometa Brno U18 42 22 21 43 40
1998–99 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 44 18 15 33 25 11 4 0 4 24
1999–00 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 7 4 5 9 12
1999–00 Kootenay Ice WHL 61 43 39 82 119 21 10 17 27 46
2000–01 Kootenay Ice WHL 58 37 48 85 120 11 8 10 18 24
2001–02 Chicago Wolves AHL 41 4 3 7 30 3 2 0 2 0
2001–02 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 12 5 5 10 17 9 2 8 10 14
2002–03 Chicago Wolves AHL 72 12 9 21 62 9 0 2 2 20
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 61 11 23 34 115 10 0 4 4 24
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 16 3 0 3 6
2004–05 Lahti Pelicans SM-l 9 1 1 2 32
2004–05 Orli Znojmo ELH 15 3 4 7 28
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 35 8 22 30 21
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 31 14 15 29 20
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 19 5 8 13 18
2006–07 Modo Hockey SEL 16 2 1 3 44 20 3 4 7 34
2007–08 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 10 2 3 5 14
2007–08 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 23 4 5 9 73 11 0 1 1 22
2008–09 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 51 4 21 25 129 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 HC Benátky nad Jizerou Czech.1 1 1 1 2 2
2009–10 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 50 7 8 15 42 15 0 1 1 37
2010–11 Hannover Indians 2. GBun 6 2 4 6 4
2010–11 HC Košice Slovak 4 0 1 1 2
2010–11 HC Dukla Trenčín Slovak 12 1 9 10 8 11 3 2 5 16
2011–12 Graz 99ers EBEL 47 20 26 46 70
2012–13 Vienna Capitals EBEL 33 8 8 16 27
2013–14 Orli Znojmo EBEL 40 9 20 29 61 5 2 2 4 13
2014–15 Frederikshavn White Hawks DEN 5 3 5 8 6
2014–15 Dornbirner EC EBEL 25 8 2 10 53
NHL totals 25 3 0 3 8
Medal record
Representing  Czech Republic
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Russia

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Czech Republic WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 5 2 7 6
Junior totals 7 5 2 7 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Falcons' Blatny named AHL player of the week". American Hockey League. 2006-03-13. Retrieved 2006-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Zdenek Blatny leaves AHL for Modo in Sweden". The Hockey News. 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2007-01-12. 
  3. ^ "Blatny leaves Dornbirner as free agent". Dornbirner EC. 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 

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