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Jan Marek (ice hockey, born 1979)

Jan Marek (December 31, 1979 – September 7, 2011) was a Czech professional ice hockey centre. He was selected by the New York Rangers in the 8th round (243rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Jan Marek
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Born (1979-12-31)December 31, 1979
Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
Died September 7, 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 31)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for HC Oceláři Třinec
HC Sparta Praha
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
HC CSKA Moscow
Atlant Mytishchi
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 243rd overall, 2003
New York Rangers
Playing career 1998–2011
Jan Marek
Medal record
Representing  Czech Republic
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Cologne Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Bratislava Ice hockey

Playing careerEdit

Marek played in the Czech Extraliga for HC Oceláři Třinec and HC Sparta Praha before moving to Russia in 2006. He would played in the Russian Superleague and the Kontinental Hockey League for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, HC CSKA Moscow and Atlant Moscow Oblast. He led the KHL in goals scored in the 2008–09 KHL season with 35.[citation needed] Marek signed with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl for the 2011-12 KHL season but was killed before playing a game for the team.

DeathEdit

On September 7, 2011, Marek died when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly the entire Lokomotiv team, crashed just outside Yaroslavl, Russia. The team was traveling to Minsk to play their opening game of the season against HC Dinamo Minsk, with its coaching staff and prospects. Lokomotiv officials said "everyone from the main roster was on the plane plus four players from the youth team."[1][2][3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 HC Oceláři Třinec Czech 32 2 2 4 2 6 0 0 0 0
1999–00 HC Oceláři Třinec Czech 32 1 5 6 4 2 0 0 0 0
2000–01 HC Oceláři Třinec Czech 38 7 4 11 2
2001–02 HC Oceláři Třinec Czech 52 13 27 40 44 6 1 3 4 6
2002–03 HC Oceláři Třinec Czech 51 32 30 62 42 12 6 4 10 22
2003–04 Sparta Praha Czech 50 21 30 51 62 11 4 9 13 26
2004–05 Sparta Praha Czech 38 7 21 28 26 5 2 2 4 2
2005–06 Sparta Praha Czech 48 22 32 54 66 17 4 4 8 24
2006–07 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 47 17 30 47 70 13 6 8 14 8
2007–08 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 49 16 31 47 40 11 4 3 7 2
2008–09 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 53 35 36 71 62 12 6 4 10 26
2009–10 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 35 7 12 19 14 10 3 1 4 4
2010–11 CSKA Moscow KHL 46 14 24 38 46
2010–11 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 5 2 0 2 8 20 7 10 17 10
Czech totals 311 105 155 260 510 76 17 26 39 80
RSL totals 96 33 61 94 110 24 10 11 21 10
KHL totals 139 58 72 130 130 42 16 15 31 40

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl". Lifenews.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
  2. ^ "The list of Lokomotiv players who died". Lifenews.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
  3. ^ "Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". theglobeandmail.com. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.[permanent dead link]

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