Petr Straka

Petr Straka (born June 15, 1992) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing under contract for HC Verva Litvínov in the Czech Extraliga (ELH).

Petr Straka
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Born (1992-06-15) June 15, 1992 (age 29)
Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
Czech team
Former teams
HC Verva Litvínov
HC Plzeň
Rimouski Océanic
Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Adirondack Phantoms
Philadelphia Flyers
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Albany Devils
HC Dukla Jihlava
NHL Draft 55th overall, 2010
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2013–present

Playing careerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2]

On November 12, 2016, Straka was traded by the Flyers to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.[3] 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.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 62 28 36 64 54 12 5 9 14 10
2010–11 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 41 10 15 25 33 5 2 2 4 0
2011–12 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 54 18 19 37 41 21 10 12 22 6
2012–13 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 55 41 41 82 34 19 11 14 25 12
2013–14 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 60 9 18 27 22
2014–15 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 68 14 10 24 26
2014–15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 2 2 0
2015–16 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 64 19 18 37 25
2016–17 Albany Devils AHL 38 4 9 13 14
2017–18 HC Plzeň ELH 43 8 4 12 36
2017–18 HC Dukla Jihlava ELH 9 4 2 6 2
2018–19 HC Plzeň ELH 48 10 19 29 34 14 1 4 5 26
2019–20 HC Plzeň ELH 46 8 7 15 44
NHL totals 3 0 2 2 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 6 0 0 0 2
2011 Czech Republic WJC 7th 6 1 2 3 4
2012 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 0 1 1 27
Junior totals 18 1 3 4 33

Notable awards and honoursEdit

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League[5]

Canadian Hockey League

  • Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2010)[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flyers sign RW Petr Straka". Philadelphia Flyers. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Carchidi, Sam (January 28, 2015). "Flyers Notes: Winger Straka is low-key about Flyers debut". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Devils acquire Petr Straka from Flyers for draft pick". NJ.com. 2016-11-12. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  4. ^ "Great return from Overseas: Petr Straka signs" (in Czech). HC Plzeň. 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  5. ^ "Petr Straka player profile". The Hockey News. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  6. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 336. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.

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