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Jiří Šlégr

Jiří Šlégr
Born (1971-05-30) 30 May 1971
Jihlava, TCH
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Czech Extraliga team HC Litvínov
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Atlanta Thrashers
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
National team  Czechoslovakia 
 Czech Republic
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1990
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1988–2015

Jiří Šlégr (Czech pronunciation: ; born 30 May 1971) is a former Czech professional ice hockey defenceman. In 2010, Šlégr, a candidate of the Czech Social Democratic Party, was elected into the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

Contents

  • Playing career 1
  • International play 2
  • Political career 3
  • Personal life 4
  • Career statistics 5
    • Regular season and playoffs 5.1
    • International 5.2
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Playing career

Šlégr was drafted 23rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Šlégr played parts of three seasons with the Canucks, before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Oksiuta, where he played for parts of two seasons. He spent the 1996–97 season playing in Södertälje SK in Sweden. He then returned to the NHL, where he had been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 3rd round draft pick, and played three and a half seasons there. In January 2001, he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for a 3rd round draft pick. Atlanta traded Šlégr to the Detroit Red Wings for Yuri Butsayev and a 3rd round draft pick in March 2002. He won a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings that season. He signed as a free agent with Vancouver in September 2003, but was traded to the Boston Bruins in January 2004 for a conditional pick after falling out of favor with Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford. Šlégr spent the 2004–05 NHL lockout season with HC Litvínov in the Czech Republic before returning to the Boston Bruins for the 2005–06 season. After leaving the NHL, Šlégr returned to Czechoslovakia to play for HC Litvínov, and for EHC Biel of the NLA during the 2007 playoffs.

International play

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  Czechoslovakia
Winter Olympics
1992 Albertville
World Junior Championships
1991 Canada
1990 Finland
Competitor for  Czech Republic
Winter Olympics
1998 Nagano
World Cup
2004 World Cup
World Championships
2005 Vienna
1998 Switzerland
1997 Finland

Šlégr won a gold medal in the 2005 World Championships and 1998 Olympics for the Czech Republic, and a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics for Czechoslovakia. Along with the Stanley Cup he won with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002, Šlégr won all three major trophies in ice-hockey, gaining entry to the prestigious Triple Gold Club.

Political career

In the 2010 elections, Šlégr was elected into the Chamber of Deputies as a candidate of the Czech Social Democratic Party in the Ústecký kraj, a region in northern Bohemia. Although the Social Democrats won the elections, they found themselves isolated and a right-wing government led by Petr Nečas was formed instead, forcing the Social Democratic Chairman, Jiří Paroubek, to resign. Šlégr, loyal to Paroubek, followed the former chairman in 2011 when he left the Social Democrats and founded a new party, the National Socialists – 21st Century Left. Since he had refused to resign, Šlégr remained in the Parliament as an unaffiliated MP.[1]

Šlégr announced on June 14, 2013 that he was "going back to the clean environment among athletes" and stepped down from his position.[2]

Personal life

He is the estranged son of former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Jiří Bubla. He legally changed his surname from Bubla to his stepfather's surname of Šlégr as a child.

Šlégr was married 25 years with Kateřina Šlégrová. The couple split in November 2010 and divorced in February 2013.[3] In may 2015 he married a beauty queen Lucie Králová.[4]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 4 22 26 109 5 0 3 3 4
1993–94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 5 33 38 86
1994–95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 19 1 5 6 32
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 1 5 6 14
1994–95 HC Litvínov Czech Extraliga 13 3 10 13 0
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 57 4 13 17 74
1996-97 Södertälje SK Elitserien 30 4 14 18 62
1997–98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 5 12 17 109 6 0 4 4 2
1998–99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 3 20 23 86 13 1 3 4 12
1999–00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 11 20 31 82 10 2 3 5 19
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 42 5 10 15 60
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 33 3 16 19 36
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 38 3 5 8 51
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 16 2 5 7 8
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 36 4 15 19 27 7 1 1 2 0
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 32 5 11 16 56
2006–07 HC Litvínov Czech Extraliga 41 8 8 16 134
2007–08 HC Litvínov Czech Extraliga 45 7 6 13 121 5 1 1 2 22
2008–09 HC Litvínov Czech Extraliga 48 5 26 31 98 3 0 0 0 4
2009–10 HC Litvínov Czech Extraliga 11 2 0 2 39 1 0 0 0 4
2013–14 HC Litvínov Czech Extraliga 28 2 6 8 52
NHL totals 622 56 193 249 838 42 4 14 18 39

International

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1989 Czechoslovakia EJC 6 3 1 4 4
1990 Czechoslovakia WJC 7 3 4 7 18
1991 Czechoslovakia CC 6th 5 0 1 1 25
1991 Czechoslovakia WJC 7 0 9 9 14
1991 Czechoslovakia WC 6th 9 2 1 3 32
1992 Czech Republic Oly 8 1 1 2 14
1996 Czech Republic WCH 8th 3 0 0 0 6
1997 Czech Republic WC 8 1 1 2 35
1998 Czech Republic Oly 6 1 0 1 8
1998 Czech Republic WC 6 0 1 1 20
2004 Czech Republic WCH 3 1 0 1 2
2004 Czech Republic WC 5th 7 0 2 2 10
2005 Czech Republic WC 9 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 20 6 5 11 36
Senior totals 64 6 7 13 158

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tajná svatba! Nejvnadnější miss Králová řekla ano hokejistovi Šlégrovi!". Czech news center a.s. (in Czech). 1 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Josef Kopecký (October 7, 2011). "Politický přestup roku: Paroubek, Šlégr a Benda opustili ČSSD" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Tereza Kühnelová. "Zamilovaný Šlégr: Poprvé po rozvodu líbal Královou na veřejnosti!". Blesk.cz. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tajná svatba! Nejvnadnější miss Králová řekla ano hokejistovi Šlégrovi!". Czech news center a.s. (in Czech). 1 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 

External links

  • Jiří Šlégr's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Jiří Šlégr's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
  • Jiří Šlégr profile at Eurohockey.com
  • Jiří Šlégr's player profile at NHL.com
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