Marek Kvapil

Marek Kvapil (born 5 January 1985) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga (ELH). He has won the Gagarin Cup twice with Dynamo in 2012 and 2013. Although born in the Slovak city of Ilava, Kvapil has represented the Czech Republic in various international competitions.

Marek Kvapil
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Born (1985-01-05) 5 January 1985 (age 37)
Ilava, TCH
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
ELH team
Former teams
HC Sparta Praha
HC Slavia Praha
Springfield Falcons
Norfolk Admirals
HC Vítkovice
HC Kometa Brno
Dynamo Moscow
Severstal Cherepovets
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Amur Khabarovsk
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 163rd overall, 2005
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2005–2020

Playing careerEdit

After training in HC Slavia Praha's development program, Kvapil moved to North America after being drafted by the Saginaw Spirit in the first round (11th overall) of the 2004 CHL Import Draft. He was drafted the following year by the Tampa Bay Lightning, though would never play for the team. After spending three years in their farm system, Kvapil returned to Europe in 2008 to continue his career.[citation needed]

On 7 April 2017, Kvapil agreed to return to the KHL in signing a one-year contract as a free agent with Amur Khabarovsk.[1] In the 2017–18 season, Kvapil contributed with just 1 goal in 11 games before ending his brief stint with Amur in returning to the Czech Extraliga with HC Bílí Tygři Liberec on a three-year contract on 10 November 2017.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Dukla Trenčín SVK U18
2001–02 HC Slavia Praha CZE U18 9 7 6 13 0 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 HC Slavia Praha CZE U20 33 9 4 13 6 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 HC Slavia Praha CZE U20 42 19 17 36 43 2 1 0 1 0
2003–04 HC Slavia Praha ELH 11 0 0 0 0
2003–04 HC Kometa Brno CZE.2 4 0 2 2 4
2004–05 HC Slavia Praha CZE U20 8 6 4 10 8
2004–05 Saginaw Spirit OHL 53 25 37 62 14
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 79 18 27 45 24
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 72 12 15 27 33
2006–07 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 7 3 8 11 2 2 1 1 2 0
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 24 2 7 9 2
2007–08 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 25 9 15 24 9 3 2 3 5 2
2008–09 HC Vítkovice Steel ELH 46 10 12 22 28 10 5 2 7 4
2009–10 HC Vítkovice Steel ELH 50 19 22 41 18 16 3 3 6 0
2010–11 HC Kometa Brno ELH 50 12 34 46 12
2011–12 Dynamo Moscow KHL 53 12 17 29 34 21 8 4 12 4
2012–13 Dynamo Moscow KHL 45 8 9 17 22 21 8 7 15 8
2013–14 Dynamo Moscow KHL 39 6 9 15 24 5 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 51 10 14 24 12
2015–16 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 41 10 18 28 19
2015–16 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 17 1 8 9 12 2 0 0 0 2
2016–17 HC Kometa Brno ELH 49 15 25 40 30 14 4 6 10 2
2017–18 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 11 1 0 1 0
2017–18 Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 32 13 20 33 2 10 7 2 9 0
2018–19 Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 47 25 32 57 12 16 3 10 13 2
2019–20 HC Sparta Praha ELH 4 0 3 3 4
ELH totals 288 94 148 242 106 66 22 23 45 4
AHL totals 175 32 49 81 59
KHL totals 247 48 75 123 123 49 17 11 28 14

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Czech Republic WJC   7 2 3 5 0
2010 Czech Republic WC   8 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 7 2 3 5 0
Senior totals 8 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marek Kvapil will be a Tiger" (in Russian). Amur Khabarovsk. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Marek Kvapil becomes a White Tiger" (in Czech). HC Bílí Tygři Liberec. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.

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