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Jan Hlavac
Jan Hlavac
Left Wing
(Huh-LAH-vihch, Yan)
Number: 17
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 201
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 20, 1976
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 14, 2007
Drafted: NYI / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (28th overall)
2006-07 SEASON
Spent the 2006-07 season with Sparta Praha of the Czech Elite League … Scored 20 goals and recorded 31 points with a plus-8 rating in 41 games with Sparta … Ranked 4th on the team in goals and points while ranking 5th in assists with 11 … Also played in 16 playoff games, scoring 8 goals and adding 2 assists … Ranked 2nd on the team in playoff goals.

CAREER
Returned to Europe following the 2003-04 season after 5 years in the NHL … Has played 356 career NHL games with NYR, VAN and CAR … Has scored 78 career NHL goals and recorded 189 points … His best NHL season came in 2000-01 with NYR when he scored 28 goals with 64 points, both career highs … Scored 15 or more goals in 3 consecutive seasons from 1999-02 (19, 28 and 16 respectively) … 2003-04: Played 72 games with NYR … Ranked 5th on the Rangers with 26 points and 21 assists (5-21-26) … Also ranked 5th on the team with 2 PPG … Registered a pair of assists 3/27 at PHI … Registered 3 assists, tying his career high, 3/7 vs. PIT … Played in his 300th career game 11/16 at CHI … Recorded a 3-game point streak from 11/28-12/2 (1-2-3) … Scored his 1st penalty shot goal and added an assist 11/6 at CAR … 2002-03: Appeared in 61 contests with CAN and CAR … Registered 10 goals and 16 assists with 28 PIM … Began the season with VAN, scoring 1 goals and 1 assist in 9 games … Acquired by CAR on 11/1 and scored 9 goals while adding 15 assists with 22 PIM in 52 games … Recorded the 1st 3-assist game of his career 12/12 vs. CGY … Registered the 3rd hat trick of his career with all goals coming on the power play 11/29 vs. DET … 2001-02: Skated in 77 games with PHI and VAN … Notched 16 goals and 15 assists with 18 PIM … Began the season with PHI, scoring 7 goals  and recording 3 assists in 31 games … Acquired by VAN on 12/17 …  2000-01: Ranked 6th on the team in scoring with 64 points (28-36-64) in 79 games … Established career-highs in goals, assists, points and GWG (6) … Led the team with 6 GWG … Ranked 1st in the NHL among 2nd-year players in goals and was 2nd in points … Was tied for 2nd on the team in scoring with 64 points … Tied fro second on the team with 3 multi-goal games … Tied for 4th on the team with a plus-3 rating … Ranked 5th on the team with 17 power play points (5-12-17) … Recorded a pair of assists, including his 50th career point 11/7 vs. EDM … Scored his 2nd career hat trick 1/6 vs. NJ … Skated in his 100th NHL game 12/15 at ANA … 1999-00: Played in 67 games with NYR, registering 19 goals, 23 assists and 16 PIM … Tied for 5th on the team and played 5th in the NHL among rookie with 42 points (19-23-42) … Ranked 4th on the team and was tied for 3rd among NHL rookies in goals … Placed 6th on the team and 7th among NHL rookie in assists … Tied for 3rd on the team and was 4th among rookie with 6 PPG … Ranked 7th among rookies with 10 power play points (6-4-10) … Was 5th among rookies with 134 shots on goal … Placed 3rd on the team with 12 multi-point games … Ranked 5th among rookies with a 14.2 shooting percentage … Scored his 1st career hat trick on 2/11 vs. BOS … Scored his 1st NHL goal 11/13 vs. BOS (Dafoe) … Recorded his 1st NHL point with an assist 10/14 vs. PIT … Made his NHL debut on 10/2 at VAN.

EUROPEAN CAREER
2005-06: Played his first season in the Swiss Nationalliga with Geneve-Servette … Led the team with 34 points and 22 assists in 42 games … Was 2nd on the team in goals with 12 … Played in 4 playoff games and scored 1 goal … 2004-05: Helped Sparta to 2nd place in the Czech Extraleague … Ranked 2nd on the team in scoring with 38 points and assists with 28 in 48 games played … Played in 5 playoff games and scored 2 goals … 1998-99: Skated in 49 games, collecting 33 goals and 20 assists with 52 PIM with Sparta Praha … Ranked 3rd on the team in scoring and 8th in the league with 53 points … Placed 1st in the league with 33 goals, marking a career high … Recorded 4 points (1-3-4) in 6 playoff games … 1997-98: Ranked 2nd on Sparta with 47 points (17-30-47) and had 40 PIM in 48 games played … Played in 5 playoff games and scored 1 goal with 2 PIM … 1996-97: Tallied 21 points (8-13-21)  and recorded 24 PIM in 38 games played … Collected 5 goals and 2 assists along with 2 PIM in 10 postseason games … Tied for 2nd on the club with 5 post-season goals … 1995-96: Scored 8 goals and recorded 5 assists in 34 regular season games … Helped Sparta to the Czech Extraleague championship, collecting 3 points (1-2-3) in 12 playoff outings … 1994-95: Skated in 38 games with Sparta Praha, notching 7 goals and 6 assists with 18 PIM … Played in 5 playoff games, recording 2 assists … 1993-94: Tallied 1 goal and 1 assist in 9 games with Sparta Praha … Also played in 27 games with Sparta in the junior league, tallying 12 goals and 15 assists.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
Appeared in 9 games at the 2006 World Championship and scored 2 goals while recording 3 points … Played 6 games with the Czech Republic at the 2005 World Championships and tallied 1 goal and 3 points including 1 GWG … Was tied for 5th on the team with 4 points in 7 games played during the 2004 World Championships … Was tied for 5th on Czech Republic in scoring with 6 points and was tied for 3rd in goals with 4 in 9 games played at the 2003 World Championships … Scored the GWG, in overtime, to clinch the gold medal for the Czech Republic at the 1999 World Championships in Norway … Collected 5 goals and 5 assists in 10 tournament matches … Led the team and was tied for 3rd overall in scoring with 10 points … Represented the Czech Republic at the 1996 World Junior Championships … Notched 2 goals and 5 points, along with 4 PIM in 7 games with Czech Republic at the 1995 World Junior Championship.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 6/14/07 … Signed as a free agent by NYR on 12/28/03 … Traded to CAR from VAN, along with Harold Druken, in exchange for Marek Malik and Darren Langdon on 11/1/02 … Traded to VAN from PHI, along with a 3rd-round pick, in exchange for Donald Brashear and a 6th-round choice on 12/17/01 … Traded to PHI from NYR, along with Kim Johnsson, Pavel Brendl and a 3rd-round pick in 2003 in exchange for Eric Lindros and future considerations on 8/20/01 … Traded to NYR along with 1st and 3rd round picks in 1999 in exchange for Marc Savard and a 1st-round pick in 1999 … Traded to CGY  by NYI in exchange for Jorgen Jonsson on 7/14/98 … Drafted by NYI in the 2nd-round, 28th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

PERSONAL
Jan and his wife, Marika, have a daughter named Allison … He enjoys playing golf, soccer and tennis … Spends his off-season in Prague … Lists Vladimir Ruzicka as his hockey idol growing up.

FIRSTS
Game:     NHL - 10/2/99 at VAN
Goal:     NHL – 11/13/99 vs. BOS (Dafoe)
Assist: NHL – 10/14/99 vs. PIT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:        3 (3 times, last – 11/29/02 vs. DET)
Season:         28 (2000-01)
Multi-Goal Games:        11
    In 2006-07:     N/A
Hat Tricks:         3
Streak:         3 (3/25-3/29/01, 3g)
    In 2006-07:     N/A

Assists
Game:         3 (3 times, last – 3/7/04 vs. PIT)
Season:         36 (2000-01)
Streak:         4 (1/29-2/9/01, 5a)
    In 2006-07:     N/A
   
Points
Game:        3 (14 times, last – 3/7/04 vs. PIT, 0g-3a)
Season:         64 (2000-01)
Multi-Point Games:    41
    In 2006-07:     N/A
Streak:         5 (1/14-1/24/01, 4g-3a)
    In 2006-07:     N/A

Games Played Streak:         78 (10/4/01-10/10/02)
Most PIM in a Game:         4 (4 times, last – 12/11/02 at EDM)
Most Shots in a Game:     8 (2 times, last – 11/29/02 vs. DET)