Vaclav Prospal
Vinny Prospal
Center
NUMBER: 20
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 191
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 02/17/1975
BIRTHPLACE: Ceské Budejovice, CZE
DRAFTED: PHI: 1993-71 overall
2008-09: Is tied for 3rd on the team with 45 pts and is 5th with 19 goals ... Is 3rd overall in hits with 125.
Season Highs: G:1(19x,last-3/27 at WSH) A:2(6x,last-3/7 vs. CAR) P:2(10x,last-3/7 vs. CAR)
TOI: 23:53(11/13 vs. DET) +/-: +2(2x,last-2/4 at PIT) SOG: 5(5x,last-1/17 vs. FLA)
Hits: 5(1/12 at LAK) Blkd Shts: 2(6x,last-4/4 at NYI)br>Shootout Statistics: Career: 5-14 (.357) - 2008-09: 0-5 (.000)br>Drafted: By PHI in the 3rd Rd, 71st overall, in 1993
2006-07 SEASON
Recorded 13 multi-point games during the season … Ranked 5th on the team in points with 55 and assists with 41 … Ranked 2nd on the team in face off percentage among players with more than 3 draws taken with 52.4% … Surpassed Alex Selivanov for eighth on the franchise goals list with his 79th 4/7 at ATL … Tied Pavel Kubina for 6th on the franchise PPG list with his 28th 3/7 at EDM … Notched his 4th 3-point game of the season with 3 assists 2/13 vs. PHX … Logged a season-high 23:54 of ice time 1/20 at CAR … Tied Dave Andreychuk for 9th on the team’s all-time goals list with his 68th 11/15 vs. MTL … Recorded his 300th career assist 10/29 at SJS … Played in his 250th game with Tampa Bay 10/21 at WSH … Recorded his 150th assist with the Lightning 10/13 at FLA.

2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Recorded a point in all games but 1 of the ECQF vs. NJ (1-4-5) … Scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 vs. NJ … Figured in all game-winning goals for the Lightning in the series, assisting in Game 2 and scoring the winner in Game 3 vs. NJ … Recorded an assist, four shots on goal, a season-high 24:26 of ice time and a plus-2 rating in Game 1


CAREER NOTES
2005-06: Set personal bests for goals in a season with 25 and for points with 80 … Recorded 24 multi-point games ... Scored his career-high 25th goal of the season 4/14 @ CAR … Scored his 18th goal of the season in his 600th career game 1/28 at PHI ... Scored the winning goal in a shootout, the first in Lightning history, 11/23 at WSH ... Tied the Lightning record for longest point streak with 13 from 10/26-11/20/05 (8g-13a) ... Scored his 2nd career hat trick and added an assist to tie his personal best for points in a game 11/14 vs. PHI ... Scored a goal and tied Alex Selivanov for 10th on the all-time Lightning points list 11/8 at MTL ... Scored a goal and added his 250th career assist 11/1 vs. ATL ... Had a 5-game point streak snapped 10/21 vs. OTT ... Reached the 350 point mark with a goal and 2 assists 10/5 vs. CAR in his return to the Lightning … 2006 Playoffs: Had an assist and logged more than 20 minutes of ice time in back-to-back games in Game 2 (4/23) and Game 3 (4/25) vs. OTT in the ECQF … Registered 5 shots on goal and had a plus-2 rating in Game 2 … Recorded five shots on goal in Game 1 … 2006 Olympic Games: Played in 8 games representing his native Czech Republic and scored four goals while dishing out two assists … Was tied for the team lead in goals and ranked 3rd in points.  2004-05: Returned to his native Czech Republic to play for HC Ceske Budejovice where he played in 39 games and scored 28 goals and added 60 assists while registering 82 PIM … Appeared in 16 playoff games and netted 15 goals with 15 assists with 32 PIM … Represented the Czech Republic in the World Championships and scored 2 goals and 8 points in 9 games played … Also had 4 PIM.  2003-04: Recorded a goal and 3 assists in the 2004 World Cup in 4 games played … Finished 1st on Anaheim in assists, 2nd in points and 4th in goals with 19 goals and 35 assists for 54 points … Was the 3rd consecutive season he has recorded 50-or-more points in a season and 4th time in his career … Had a goal and 3 assists Feb. 11 vs. PHX to tie a single-game career high with 4 points for the 5th time in his career … Recorded his 100th career NHL goal Jan. 24 @ LA … Scored his 1st career hat trick and recorded an assist with a career-high 8 shots Jan. 23 vs. MIN … Played in his 500th career NHL game Dec. 21 vs. SJ … Recorded his 1st points of the season with a goal and an assist on a team-high 4 shots Oct. 19 vs. Boston … Made his Mighty Ducks' debut Oct. 8 @ DAL.  2002-03: Completed his 2nd season with Tampa Bay … Was the Lightning leader in points during the regular season with 79 and was tied for 1st in assists with 57 … Had 19 multi-point games … Named NHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 16 after posting 3-3-6 in 4 games … Earned his 200th NHL assist on March 7 vs. COL … Appeared in his 400th career NHL game Nov. 5 @ TOR.  2003 Playoffs: Played in all 11 games as the Lightning won their first playoff series in franchise history … Finished 2nd on the team with 4 goals … Assisted on Martin St. Louis’ series clinching goal in Game 6 of the ECQF. 2001-02: Tied for 13th in the NHL in post-Olympic scoring (25 points in 24 games) … 2nd on the team with 55 points, 37 assists and 7 power play goals … 3rd on the team in shots on goal (163) … Set career highs in assists and PPG’s … Tied career mark in points … Led team with 14 multi-point games … Scored 1st goal with the Lightning 10/13 @ LAK … Tied his career long scoring streak at 6 games from 3/6-3/17 (9 assists) … Recorded his 200th career point with an assist 3/12 @ ATL. 2000-01: Appeared in 74 games split between Florida and Ottawa, recording 5-24-29 with 22 PIM … Ranked 2nd on FLA in faceoff percentage (52.3%) ... Recorded 1st point of the season 10/7 vs. DAL ... Posted 2 3-game point streaks with Ottawa before the trade: 10/27 – 10/31 (0-4-4) and 11/4 – 11/9 (0-4-4) ... Scored his 1st goal of the season and added an assist 12/16 vs. NYI ... Recorded his 100th NHL assist 12/21 at CBJ ... Recorded his 150th career NHL point with an assist vs. MIN on 2/7 … Registered 2 assists in his 300th career NHL game 3/23 vs. WSH ... Went 1-3-4 in 3-game point streak (3/21 – 3/28).  1999-2000: Established career highs in goals (22), assists (33) and points (55) … Had 13 multi-point games … Won the December and February Molson Cup awards … Tied Ottawa team record for most assists in a game (4) and most assists in a period (3 in the first) – also matched his high for most points in a game (0-4-4) – 3/21/00 vs. ATL … Won a Gold Medal with the Czech Republic at the 2000 World Championships, scoring 3-4-7 in 9 games.  2000 Playoffs: Played in every playoff game against TOR, recording 4 assists … 1998-99: Set career season high penalty minutes (58) … Posted 6 multi-point games. 1997-98: Was selected to play for the Czech Republic in the 1998 Winter Olympics, but missed tournament due to a fractured fibula … Appeared in 56 games split between Philadelphia and Ottawa, scoring 6-19-25 … Played 1st game as a Senator 3/5/98 vs. COL … Recorded 1st point with Ottawa on an assist 3/7/98 vs. CGY … Scored 1st goal with OTT 3/14/98 vs. WSH … 1996-97: Split the season between the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) and the Flyers … Had 5-10-15 in 18 games with the Flyers … Played for the World All-Star Team in the 1997 AHL All-Star Classic … Named to the AHL's First All-Star Team … Made NHL debut 3/5/97 vs. NJ … Scored 1st NHL points with 2 goals @ PIT (3/8/97) … Recorded 1st NHL assist 3/11/97 at BUF … 1997 Playoffs: Appeared in 5 games during Flyers Stanley Cup Finals run, scoring 1-3-4 … Made NHL playoff debut in Conference Quarterfinals vs. PIT.  1995-96: Appeared in 68 games for Hershey (AHL), posting 15-36-51 … Added 2-4-6 in 5 playoff games … 1994-95: Played in 69 games with Hershey (AHL) and 7 games for the Czech Republic in the 1995 World Junior Championships … Recorded 3-7-10 in 7 WJC games … 1993-94: Made North American Debut with 55 games for Hershey (AHL) … Won the Jack Gingrich Award as the Bears Rookie of the Year … Also appeared in 7 games for the Czech Republic at the 1994 World Junior Championships, scoring 1-1-2.

EUROPEAN CAREER
Played 2 seasons (1991-92, 1992-93) for MC Budejovice of the Czech Junior League, scoring 42-47-89 in 68 career games.

TRANSACTIONS
Acquired from Anahiem in exchange for a 2nd round pick at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft on August 16, 2004 Signed as a free agent by Anaheim July 17, 2003 Acquired by the Lightning from Florida for Ryan Johnson and a 6th round selection in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft on July 10, 2001 Traded to Florida for a 3rd round selection in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft on January 21, 2001 Traded to Ottawa with Pat Falloon and Dallas' 2nd round selection in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft for Alexandre Daigle on January 17, 1998 Selected by Philadelphia in the 3rd round, 71st overall, at the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

PERSONAL
Vaclav is married to wife Monika, and has a son, Vaclav His father, Vaclav, played professional hockey in Czech Republic Lists Wayne Gretzky as his favorite former player Lists winning the Gold Medal with the Czech Republic at the 2000 World Championships as his most memorable hockey moment.

FIRSTS
Game:     NHL – 3/5/97 vs. NJ
    Lightning – 10/5/01 vs. NYI
Goal:     NHL – 3/8/97 @ PIT (Wregget)
    Lightning – 10/13/01 @ LA (Potvin)
Assist: NHL – 3/11/97 @ BUF
    Lightning – 10/11/01 @ SJ

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:        3 (twice, last – 11/14/05 vs. PHI)
Season:        25 (2005-06)
Multi-Goal Games:  
      12
    In 2006-07:     0
Hat Tricks:    2
Streak:        4 (10/13-10/20/05, 4g)
    In 2006-07:     2 (3/-3/3/07, 2g)

Assists
Game:        4 (3/21/00 vs. ATL)
Season:        57 (2002-03)
Streak:        6 (3 times, last – 3/9-3/19/06, 8a)
    In 2006-07:     4 (11/30-12/7/06, 4a)

Points
Game:        4 (6 times, last – 11/14/05 vs. PHI, 3g, 1a)
Season:        80 (20005-06)
Multi-Point Games:        114
    In 2006-07:     13 (last – 3/30/07 at CARm 1g-1a)
Streak:        13 (10/26-11/20/05, 8g, 13a)
    In 2006-07:     4 (11/30-12/7/06, 0g-4a)

Games Played Streak: 
   196 (1/24/03 – 4/18/06)
Most PIM in a Game:    19 (1/9/98 @ FLA)
Most Shots in a Game:    8 (3 times, last – 1/5/07 at COL)