Andrej Podkonický

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Andrej Podkonický (born 9 May 1978) is a Slovak former professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Florida Panthers and the Washington Capitals. He is currently the head coach of his original club, HKm Zvolen, of the Slovak Extraliga.

Andrej Podkonický
Born (1978-05-09) 9 May 1978 (age 43)
Zvolen, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for HKm Zvolen
Florida Panthers
HIFK
HC Slovan Bratislava
Iserlohn Roosters
Washington Capitals
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
HC Kometa Brno
BK Mladá Boleslav
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 196th overall, 1996
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1994–2015

Playing careerEdit

Podkonický was born in Zvolen, Czechoslovakia.[citation needed] As a youth, he played in the 1992 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Slovakia.[1]

He was drafted 196th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.[citation needed] After two seasons with the American Hockey League's Worcester IceCats, he was traded to the Florida Panthers for Eric Boguniecki on December 17, 2000. He played six games for the Panthers during the 2000–01 NHL season, scoring one goal.[citation needed] Podkonický then moved to Europe and played for HIFK in Finland's SM-liiga, HC Slovan Bratislava in the Slovak Extraliga and the Iserlohn Roosters in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga.[citation needed] He signed with the Washington Capitals in 2003 and was assigned to the AHL's Portland Pirates, playing just two games for the Capitals. Podkonický then moved back to the Czech Republic and signed for HC Bílí Tygři Liberec. He spent the 2007–08 season in Russia for Vityaz Chekhov before returning to Liberec.[citation needed]

International playEdit

Podkonický played for Slovakia at the 2007 IIHF World Championship and the 2008 IIHF World Championship.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 HKm Zvolen Slovak.1 17 0 4 4 6
1995–96 HKm Zvolen Slovak.1 32 11 9 20 22
1996–97 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 71 25 46 71 127 6 1 1 2 8
1997–98 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 64 30 44 74 81 16 4 12 16 20
1998–99 Worcester IceCats AHL 61 19 24 43 52 4 0 0 0 4
1999–00 Worcester IceCats AHL 77 16 25 41 68 9 2 5 7 6
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 16 2 3 5 15
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 6 1 0 1 2
2000–01 Louisville Panthers AHL 41 6 10 16 31
2001–02 HIFK SM-l 23 3 6 9 41
2001–02 HC Slovan Bratislava Slovak 16 11 2 13 2
2002–03 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 52 18 15 33 54
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 56 12 14 26 31
2004–05 Bili Tygri Liberec ELH 24 9 4 13 16 10 3 4 7 4
2005–06 Bili Tygri Liberec ELH 39 11 26 37 76 5 1 2 3 16
2006–07 Bili Tygri Liberec ELH 49 11 12 23 140 12 3 2 5 32
2007–08 Vityaz Chekhov RSL 37 6 4 10 57
2007–08 Bili Tygri Liberec ELH 5 1 0 1 2 9 2 1 3 8
2008–09 Bili Tygri Liberec ELH 51 14 23 37 75 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Bili Tygri Liberec ELH 43 13 19 32 61 15 6 5 11 8
2010–11 Bili Tygri Liberec ELH 52 9 19 28 81 7 0 2 2 29
2011–12 HC Kometa Brno ELH 16 3 3 6 10
2011–12 BK Mlada Boleslav ELH 31 6 9 15 36 12 4 1 5 2
2012–13 HKm Zvolen Slovak 53 24 25 49 112 17 6 6 12 14
2013–14 HKm Zvolen Slovak 38 10 12 22 40 4 0 1 1 8
2014–15 HKm Zvolen Slovak 55 16 21 37 88 7 0 3 3 6
NHL totals 8 1 0 1 2
ELH totals 310 77 115 192 497 73 19 17 36 101

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Slovakia EJC-B 9th 5 0 1 1 0
1996 Slovakia EJC 7th 5 2 2 4 4
1996 Slovakia WJC 7th 6 0 0 0 0
1998 Slovakia WJC 9th 6 3 5 8 27
2007 Slovakia WC 6th 4 0 0 0 2
2008 Slovakia WC 13th 5 1 1 2 2
2010 Slovakia WC 12th 6 1 1 2 4
Junior totals 22 5 8 13 31
Senior totals 15 2 2 4 8

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
CHL
Ed Chynoweth Trophy 1998
Memorial Cup All-Star Team 1998
Memorial Cup (Portland Winter Hawks) 1998

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-03.

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