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Jakub Kovář (born July 19, 1988) is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[1] He was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 4th round (109th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He is the older brother of Jan Kovář.

Jakub Kovář
Jakub Kovář - Lausanne Hockey Club vs. HC České Budějovice, 27.08.2010.jpg
Born (1988-07-19) July 19, 1988 (age 31)
Písek, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
HC České Budějovice
Severstal Cherepovets
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 109th overall, 2006
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2009–present

Kovar played major junior hockey in the North American Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires.[2] He later returned home to continue his professional career with HC České Budějovice in the Czech Extraliga.

Kovar participated at the 2011 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Severstal recruit Czech National goalie Jakub Kovar". Severstal Cherepovets. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2016-05-16. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Kovar's exit leaves hole". Canada.com. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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