Jan Hlaváč

Jan Hlaváč[1] (born September 19, 1976) is a Czech former professional ice hockey player who most notably played over 400 games in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Jan Hlaváč
Jan Hlaváč 2007.jpg
Born (1976-09-19) September 19, 1976 (age 43)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for Sparta Praha
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Vancouver Canucks
Carolina Hurricanes
Genève-Servette
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nashville Predators
Linköpings
Bílí Tygři Liberec
Kladno
Växjö Lakers
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 28th overall, 1995
New York Islanders
Playing career 1994–2018

Playing careerEdit

Hlaváč has played at the National Hockey League level for the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators. His first stint with the Rangers saw him play on the Czech-mate line with countrymen Radek Dvořák and Petr Nedvěd.

He scored 19 goals and 42 points in 1999–2000, his rookie season, and he scored an NHL career high 28 goals and 64 points in 2000–01. He was unable to duplicate his early success in Philadelphia, Vancouver, and Carolina and returned to Europe following a second stint with New York in 2003–04.

After 3 seasons in Europe, Hlaváč returned to the NHL for the 2007–08 NHL season as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, scoring 22 points in 62 games before being traded to the Nashville Predators. Hlaváč had decent success with Nashville, scoring 3 goals and 10 assists for 13 points in just 18 games. Hlaváč became an unrestricted free agent after the Predators decided not to retain him on July 1. In August, he signed a one-year contract with Linköpings HC of Swedish Elitserien.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 HC Sparta Praha TCH U18 29 28 14 42
1992–93 HC Sparta Praha TCH U18 13 6 9 15
1992–93 HC Sparta Praha TCH Jr 34 8 9 17
1993–94 HC Sparta Praha CZE Jr 27 12 15 27
1993–94 HC Sparta Praha ELH 8 1 1 2 2
1994–95 HC Sparta Praha CZE Jr 2 1 0 1 24
1994–95 HC Sparta Praha ELH 38 7 6 13 6
1995–96 HC Sparta Praha ELH 34 7 7 14 14 11 1 2 3 8
1996–97 HC Sparta Praha ELH 34 8 10 18 18 10 5 2 7 2
1996–97 HC Becherovka Karlovy Vary CZE.2 2 0 1 1
1997–98 HC Sparta Praha ELH 46 17 30 47 58 5 1 0 1 0
1998–99 HC Sparta Praha ELH 47 32 18 50 52 6 1 3 4 4
1999–2000 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 3 1 0 1 0
1999–2000 New York Rangers NHL 67 19 23 42 16
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 79 28 36 64 20
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 31 7 3 10 8
2001–02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 46 9 12 21 10 5 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 1 1 2 6
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 52 9 15 24 22
2003–04 New York Rangers NHL 72 5 21 26 15
2004–05 HC Sparta Praha ELH 48 10 28 38 34 5 2 0 2 6
2005–06 Genève-Servette HC NLA 42 12 22 34 28
2006–07 HC Sparta Praha ELH 41 20 11 31 85 16 8 2 10 16
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 9 13 22 32
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 18 3 10 13 8 6 0 2 2 2
2008–09 Linköping HC SEL 54 25 23 48 28 5 3 1 4 0
2009–10 Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 19 8 9 17 12
2009–10 Linköping HC SEL 38 30 21 51 24 12 6 6 12 6
2010–11 HC Sparta Praha ELH 9 0 3 3 2
2010–11 Linköping HC SEL 43 16 21 37 18 7 3 0 3 2
2011–12 Rytíři Kladno ELH 11 4 2 6 8
2011–12 Linköping HC SEL 37 10 13 23 20
2012–13 Rytíři Kladno ELH 37 10 11 21 6
2012–13 Växjö Lakers SEL 13 5 2 7 2
2013–14 Rytíři Kladno ELH 17 4 6 10 10
2013–14 Växjö Lakers SHL 10 2 6 8 2 12 4 2 6 0
2014–15 Rytíři Kladno CZE.2 13 6 8 14 4 7 1 5 6 2
2014–15 HC Sparta Praha ELH 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 HC Sparta Praha ELH 5 3 4 7 2 14 2 4 6 2
2015–16 HC Benátky nad Jizerou CZE.2 3 4 0 4 0
2016–17 HC Sparta Praha ELH 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016–17 HC Benátky nad Jizerou CZE.2 1 2 1 3 0
2017–18 HC Stadion Vrchlabí CZE.3 4 3 4 7 6 8 3 4 7 0
ELH totals 397 131 146 277 319 69 20 13 33 38
NHL totals 436 90 134 224 138 11 0 3 3 2
SEL/SHL totals 195 88 86 174 94 36 16 9 25 8

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Czech Republic EJC 5 0 1 1 0
1995 Czech Republic WJC 7 2 3 5 4
1996 Czech Republic WJC 6 0 0 0 2
1998 Czech Republic WC 8 1 3 4 2
1999 Czech Republic WC 10 5 5 10 4
2003 Czech Republic WC 9 4 2 6 2
2004 Czech Republic WC 7 1 3 4 6
2005 Czech Republic WC 6 1 2 3 0
2006 Czech Republic WC 9 2 1 3 4
Junior totals 18 2 4 6 6
Senior totals 49 14 16 30 18

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jan Hlavac player alumni profile" (in Czech). HC Sparta Praha. 2015-04-05. Retrieved 2015-04-05.

External linksEdit