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Jaroslav Modrý (born 27 February 1971) is a Czech former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Los Angeles Kings, Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars and Philadelphia Flyers.

Jaroslav Modrý
Jaroslav Modry - Long Beach Ice Dogs.jpg
Modrý during his time with the Long Beach Ice Dogs
Born (1971-02-27) 27 February 1971 (age 48)
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for HC České Budějovice
New Jersey Devils
Ottawa Senators
Los Angeles Kings
Atlanta Thrashers
Dallas Stars
Philadelphia Flyers
HC Liberec
HC Plzeň
National team  Czechoslovakia and
 Czech Republic
NHL Draft 179th overall, 1990
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1988–2012

Playing careerEdit

Modrý was selected 179th overall in the ninth round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He made his NHL debut with the Devils during the 1993–94 season. A trade to the Ottawa Senators in July 1995 was followed months later in March 1996 by a trade to the Los Angeles Kings. Modrý started seeing more playing time in the NHL and eventually became an NHL regular with the Kings, playing his first full season in 2000–01. The following season, 2001–02, saw Modrý set career highs in assists (38) and points (42) and play in the NHL All-Star Game. He scored a career high 13 goals in 2002–03.

After the 2003–04 season, Modrý left the Kings as an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Atlanta Thrashers. He returned to the Czech Extraliga and played for HC Liberec during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. After only one season with Atlanta, Modrý was traded along with Patrik Štefan to the Dallas Stars for Niko Kapanen and a 2006 7th round draft pick. After playing half of the 2006–07 season with the Stars, Dallas sent him back to the Kings as part of a deadline-day deal to acquire former Kings teammate Mattias Norström. A year later during the following season, Modrý was on the move again as the Kings traded him to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2008 3rd round draft pick.

Modrý left the NHL for the Czech Extraliga when he signed a two-year contract with HC Liberec for the 2008–09 season.[1] He took up the position of captain upon his arrival in Liberec. At the end of the season, however, he left the club.[2] Modrý left Liberec on 1 May 2009 and signed with HC Plzeň.[3]

LaterEdit

After his playing career concluded, Modrý got involved in coaching youth hockey. As of 2016, he was working as a youth coach in the Los Angeles Kings organization.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 TJ Motor České Budějovice CSSR 3 0 0 0 0
1988–89 TJ Motor České Budějovice CSSR 16 0 0 0 8 12 0 1 1
1989–90 TJ Motor České Budějovice CSSR 41 2 2 4
1990–91 ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín CSSR 33 1 9 10 6 4 0 3 3 0
1991–92 TJ Motor České Budějovice CZE II 14 4 10 14
1991–92 ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín CSSR 18 0 4 4 6
1992–93 Utica Devils AHL 80 7 35 42 62 5 0 2 2 2
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 41 2 15 17 18
1993–94 Albany River Rats AHL 19 1 5 6 25
1994–95 HC České Budějovice ELH 19 1 3 4 30
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 11 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Albany River Rats AHL 18 5 6 11 14 14 3 3 6 4
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 64 4 14 18 38
1995–96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 0 3 3 6
1996–97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 30 3 3 6 25
1996–97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 23 3 12 15 17
1996–97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 11 1 4 5 20 7 0 1 1 6
1997–98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 74 12 21 33 72 4 0 2 2 6
1998–99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 64 6 29 35 44 8 4 2 6 4
1999–2000 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 11 2 4 6 8
1999–2000 Los Angeles Kings NHL 26 5 4 9 18 2 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 4 15 19 48 10 1 0 1 4
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 4 38 42 65 7 0 2 2 0
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 13 25 38 68
2003–04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 5 27 32 44
2004–05 Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 19 3 7 10 24 12 0 4 4 22
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 79 7 31 38 76
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 57 1 9 10 32
2006–07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 0 8 8 22
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 61 1 5 6 42
2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 19 0 3 3 8 9 0 3 3 0
2008–09 Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 52 3 14 17 48 3 0 0 0 6
2009–10 HC Plzeň 1929 ELH 52 9 18 27 91 6 0 3 3 8
2010–11 HC Plzeň 1929 ELH 52 8 12 20 54 4 0 1 1 4
2011–12 HC Plzeň 1929 ELH 14 1 0 1 37 10 0 2 2 6
CSSR totals 111 3 15 18 20 16 0 4 4
NHL totals 725 49 201 250 510 28 1 5 6 6
ELH totals 208 25 54 79 284 35 0 10 10 46

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1989 Czechoslovakia EJC
1991 Czechoslovakia WJC 6 0 1 1 2
2003 Czech Republic WC 9 0 3 3 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Modry leaves NHL to play for team in Czech Republic". Canadian Press. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ (in Czech) News article from HC Liberec
  3. ^ Martin Straka v Plzni prodloužil smlouvu, přicházejí Modrý, Hanzlík, Tvrdík a Hvila

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