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Jakub Nakládal (born 30 December 1987) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Jakub Nakládal
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Born (1987-12-30) 30 December 1987 (age 31)
Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
HC Pardubice
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
HC Spartak Moscow
HC Lev Praha
HC TPS
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

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Playing careerEdit

Undrafted, Nakládal played in his native Czech Republic making his Czech Extraliga debut in the 2006–07 season with HC Pardubice. During his sixth season with Pardubice, having established himself as a defensive defenseman, Nakládal transferred mid-season to the Kontinental Hockey League with Salavat Yulaev Ufa in 2011–12.

After stints with HC Spartak Moscow and HC Lev Praha, Nakládal opted to sign in the Finnish Liiga with TPS Turku for the 2014–15 season. Contributing with 15 points in 50 games, Nakládal garnered the attention of NHL scouts with his defensively sound game.

On 19 May 2015, Jakub signed a NHL contract in agreeing to a one-year two-way contract with the Calgary Flames.[1] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat, to begin his North American career in the 2015–16. On 9 February 2016, after he was recalled to Calgary he played his first NHL game. On 1 March 2016, he recorded his first NHL goal in a game against the Boston Bruins.[2]

On 9 October 2016, after going un-signed over the summer, Nakládal belatedly signed a one-year deal to add a veteran presence on the blueline with the Carolina Hurricanes.[3] To begin the 2016–17 season, Nakládal was primarily a healthy scratch and appeared in just 3 games with the Hurricanes, before he was placed on waivers and assigned to the American Hockey League. After refusing to report to affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, Nakládal's contract with Carolina was terminated on 14 November 2016.[4] On 2 December 2016, Nakládal opted to return to the KHL for the remainder of the season, signing a one-year deal with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.[5]

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   Czech Republic
World Championships
  2012 Finland

Nakladal participated at the 2011 IIHF World Championship, 2012 IIHF World Championship (where he won a bronze medal), and 2013 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team. He participated in the 2015 IIHF World Championship in his home country and led all Czech defenseman with 5 assists in 10 games in a fourth-place finish.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 HC Pardubice ELH 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 HC Berounští Medvědi Czech.1 12 0 5 5 20
2007–08 HC Pardubice ELH 14 1 2 3 20
2007–08 HC Vrchlabí Czech.1 11 0 1 1 6
2008–09 HC Pardubice ELH 44 2 7 9 38
2008–09 HC Chrudim Czech.1 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 2
2009–10 HC Pardubice ELH 45 6 9 15 58 13 1 3 4 26
2010–11 HC Pardubice ELH 45 5 6 11 32 9 1 2 3 18
2011–12 HC Pardubice ELH 12 2 3 5 4
2011–12 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 32 1 7 8 30 6 1 0 1 20
2012–13 HC Spartak Moscow KHL 37 0 4 4 26
2012–13 HC Lev Praha KHL 14 1 4 5 8 4 0 0 0 2
2013–14 HC Lev Praha KHL 34 0 3 3 26 21 0 3 3 14
2014–15 HC TPS Liiga 50 3 12 15 63
2015–16 Stockton Heat AHL 35 2 12 14 30
2015–16 Calgary Flames NHL 27 2 3 5 6
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 24 3 6 9 21 15 6 5 11 21
2017–18 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 54 9 17 26 48 9 1 1 2 16
2018–19 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 53 9 14 23 35 8 1 3 4 4
KHL totals 248 23 55 78 194 63 9 12 21 77
NHL totals 30 2 3 5 6

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Czech Republic WC   10 0 4 4 6
2013 Czech Republic WC 7th 8 0 1 1 10
2015 Czech Republic WC 4th 10 0 5 5 4
2016 Czech Republic WCH 6th 3 0 0 0 4
2018 Czech Republic OG 4th 6 0 2 2 6
Senior totals 37 0 12 12 30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flames sign defenseman Nakladal". Calgary Flames. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Jakub Nakladal scores his first NHL goal as Calgary Flames lose 2-1 to Boston Bruins". Postmedia News. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Canes Agree To Terms With Jakub Nakladal". Carolina Hurricanes. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Hurricanes terminate contract to Jakub Nakladal". Carolina Hurricanes. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Newcommer Nakladal to Yaroslavl" (in Russian). Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.

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