June 15, 1992|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
HC Verva Litvínov|
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
HC Dukla Jihlava
55th overall, 2010|
Columbus Blue Jackets
Straka was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round (55th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. However, the Blue Jackets did not sign Straka to an entry level contract and he was not selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Straka became a free agent and on April 11, 2013, was signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Philadelphia Flyers. In the 2014–15 season, Straka was recalled from AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and made his NHL debut on January 27, 2015. He appeared in 3 games with the Flyers, recording two assists.
On November 12, 2016, Straka was traded by the Flyers to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick. He was re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils, for the duration of the 2016–17 season, contributing with 4 goals and 13 points in 38 games.
As an impending free agent and with limited NHL opportunity, Straka opted to returned to hometown club, in signing a one-year deal with HC Plzeň of the Czech Extraliga on June 20, 2017.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2014–15||Lehigh Valley Phantoms||AHL||68||14||10||24||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Lehigh Valley Phantoms||AHL||64||19||18||37||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||HC Dukla Jihlava||ELH||9||4||2||6||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Notable awards and honoursEdit
- RDS Cup (Rookie of the Year) — 2009–10
- Michel Bergeron Trophy (Offensive Rookie of the Year) — 2009–10
- QMJHL All-Rookie Team — 2009–10
- Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2010)
- "Flyers sign RW Petr Straka". Philadelphia Flyers. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
- Carchidi, Sam (January 28, 2015). "Flyers Notes: Winger Straka is low-key about Flyers debut". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
- "Devils acquire Petr Straka from Flyers for draft pick". NJ.com. 2016-11-12. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
- "Great return from Overseas: Petr Straka signs" (in Czech). HC Plzeň. 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
- "Petr Straka player profile". The Hockey News. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 336. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.