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.
Modrý during his time with the Long Beach Ice Dogs
27 February 1971|
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
HC České Budějovice|
New Jersey Devils
Los Angeles Kings
179th overall, 1990|
New Jersey Devils
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. He took up the position of captain upon his arrival in Liberec. At the end of the season, however, he left the club. Modrý left Liberec on 1 May 2009 and signed with HC Plzeň.
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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||9||0||3||3||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||30||3||3||6||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2006–07||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||19||0||8||8||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||61||1||5||6||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
- "Modry leaves NHL to play for team in Czech Republic". Canadian Press. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
- (in Czech) News article from HC Liberec
- Martin Straka v Plzni prodloužil smlouvu, přicházejí Modrý, Hanzlík, Tvrdík a Hvila