Pavel Trnka (born July 26, 1976 in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia) is a former Czech ice hockey defenceman. He played seven seasons in the National Hockey League with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Florida Panthers between 1997 and 2004. The rest of his career, which lasted from 1993 to 2012, was mainly spent in the Czech Extraliga. Internationally Trnka played the for the Czech national team at both the junior and senior level. After retiring from play, Trnka went into coaching, and has worked with HC Vítkovice at their senior and youth level since 2012.

Pavel Trnka
Born (1976-07-26) July 26, 1976 (age 46)
Plzeň, TCH
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Extraliga team
Former teams
HC Vítkovice
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Florida Panthers
HC Plzeň (Extraliga),
HC Kladno (Extraliga)
NHL Draft 106th overall, 1994
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 1993–2012

Trnka was drafted 106th overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and started his NHL career with the Ducks in 1997 and stayed there for six seasons before he was traded to the Florida Panthers for Sandis Ozolinsh and Lance Ward. In total, Trnka played 411 regular season games, scoring 14 goals and 63 assists for 77 points and collecting 323 penalty minutes. He left the NHL after the 2004 season to return to the Czech Republic for HC Lasselsberger Plzeň. He had two spells in Sweden's Elitserien for Leksands IF and Malmö Redhawks.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 HC Škoda Plzeň CZE U20
1993–94 HC Škoda Plzeň ELH 11 0 0 0 12
1994–95 HC Interconnex Plzeň ELH 6 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Poldi SONP Kladno ELH 28 0 5 5 24
1995–96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 69 2 6 8 44 6 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Baltimore Bandits AHL 69 6 14 20 86 3 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 48 3 4 7 40
1997–98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 23 3 5 8 28
1998–99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 63 0 4 4 60 4 0 1 1 2
1999–2000 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 57 2 15 17 34
2000–01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 59 1 7 8 42
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 71 2 11 13 66
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 24 3 6 9 6
2002–03 Florida Panthers NHL 22 0 3 3 24
2003–04 Florida Panthers NHL 67 3 13 16 51
2004–05 HC Lasselsberger Plzeň ELH 47 7 10 17 103
2005–06 HC Lasselsberger Plzeň ELH 38 8 6 14 40
2005–06 Leksands IF SEL 7 0 3 3 8
2006–07 HC Lasselsberger Plzeň ELH 28 3 2 5 62
2006–07 Malmö Redhawks SEL 20 0 1 1 36
2007–08 HC Vítkovice Steel ELH 48 1 3 4 70
2008–09 HC Vítkovice Steel ELH 31 1 8 9 20 7 0 1 1 10
2009–10 HC Vítkovice Steel ELH 46 1 6 7 42 16 0 1 1 16
2010–11 HC Vítkovice Steel ELH 49 2 7 9 48 15 0 8 8 26
2011–12 HC Vítkovice Steel ELH 34 0 5 5 16 3 0 0 0 4
ELH totals 366 23 52 75 437 41 0 10 10 56
NHL totals 411 14 63 77 323 4 0 1 1 2

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Czech Republic
Men's ice hockey
European Junior Championships
  1994 Finland
Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Czech Republic EJC 5 0 1 1 6
1995 Czech Republic WJC 7 0 0 0 8
2003 Czech Republic WC 5 1 0 1 6
Junior totals 12 0 1 1 14
Senior totals 5 1 0 1 6

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