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Vaclav Prospal
Vaclav Prospal
Center
(PRAHS-puhl, VAH-clahv)
Number: 20
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 191
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 17, 1975
Birthplace: Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic
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Acquired: From Anaheim in exchange for a second round selection at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Drafted: PHI / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (71st overall)

Career: Represented Czech Republic at 1994 &1995 IIHF World Junior  Championships (14GP-4G-8A-12P combined) and the World Championships in 2000 (Gold Medal), 2004 & 2005 (GWG in Gold Medal Game) as well as the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2006 Winter Olympics (Bronze Medal)… Sr. int'l totals: 37GP-13G-19A-32P… Tallied career high 80 points (25G-55A) with TBL in 2005-06… Scored 1st career NHL goal (w/PHI) on 3/8/97 at PIT (opposing goalie: K. Wregget)… Made NHL debut on 3/5/97 vs. NJD.

2012-13: Recorded 500th career assist on 3/19 vs. NSH... Scored 250th career goal on 3/1 at CHI... Registered 19GP-9G-14A-23P with HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Extraliga) during work stoppage.

2011-12: Led CBJ in assists (39), finished 2nd in points (55), 3rd in goals (16),  and was T-1st in GP (82)… Skated in 1000th career NHL game on 11/25/11 vs. BUF... Recorded 1G-1A-2P in his CBJ debut on 10/7/11 vs. NSH.

Personal: Favorite all-time athlete is Michael Jordan… Favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy.



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