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Jiri Slegr #71


DEFENSEMAN

SHOOTS »
Left


HEIGHT »
6'1"
WEIGHT »
220 lbs.
BIRTHDATE »
May 30, 1971
BIRTHPLACE »
Jihlava, Czech Republic
RESIDES »
Atlanta, Georgia
DRAFTED »
23rd Overall, 1st Round, 1992 (VAN)
COMPENSATION »
$1,800,000.00 US
CONTRACT ENDS »
2002
ACQUIRED »
Traded from the Atlanta Thrashers for C Yuri Butsayev & a 3rd-Round pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 3/19/02.

2000-2001 STATISTICS (w/ Atlanta/NHL & Pittsbugh/NHL)

REGULAR SEASON »
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS »
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
SH
SH%
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
SH
SH%
33
3
16
19
-1
36
78
3.85
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Jirí Šlégr was drafted 23rd overall in the 1992 Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. That year, he made his NHL debut on October 6 in a match against the Oilers. On December 27, he scored his first goal against the Canadiens' Patrick Roy. Jirí played 41 games that season and scored 26 points as the Canucks won the Smythe Division season title. In 1993-94, Jirí scored 33 assists and 38 points in 78 games. In the shortened 1994-95 campaign, Jirí was traded on April 7 to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Oksiuta. He played 31 games between the two teams that season and tallied 12 points. In 1995-96, Jirí scored 17 points in 57 games.
After a year in Europe, Jirí's rights were traded on August 12, 1997 to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a third-round draft pick. He played 73 games that season and helped the Penguins win the Northeast Division title. In 1998-99, Jirí played 63 games and tallied 23 points from the blueline. In 1999-2000, he scored 31 points and collected 106 hits and 66 blocked shots. In 2000-01, Jirí was traded on January 14 to the Atlanta Thrashers for a third-round draft pick. In 75 games between the two teams, he scored 34 points. He was also the only Penguins' defencemen to score a short-handed goal.


Personal Information courtesy of the National Hockey League Players' Association, NHLPA.com.