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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

Petr Straka

North American Skater - Rimouski, QMJHL
Final Rank:23Midterm Rank:33
Position:Right WingShoots:Left
Height:6' 1"Weight:185
Born:June 15, 1992
Born in:Plzen, CZE
Drafted: 2010: CBJ (2nd Round / 55th Overall)  Columbus Blue Jackets
• He led all rookie scorers in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2009-10 recording 28 goals and 64 points (28-46--64) in 62 games. Playing on the league’s third-best power-play, he tallied 13 power-play goals.

• In just his first season in North America, he was awarded the QMJHL Rookie of the Year, named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team and selected to the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game.

• A 6'1 winger, he wears number 23 because it is the sum of the numbers in his mother's birth date and he was drafted 23rd overall by Rimouski in the 2009 CHL Import Draft.

• Straka and his Rimouski teammate, Jakub Culek (No. 52 ranked), played for the same team in the Czech Republic (Plzen Jr.) -- fellow Czech and Plzen native, Martin Straka, also played for the Plzen Juniors, however there is no relation.

FAVORITES


Shootout move: “Pavel Datsyuk’s backhand to forehand with spoon”
Goal celebration: “Ovechkin’s jumps to glass”
Video Game: FIFA ‘10
Movie: Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen
TV Show: Big Brother
Actor: Ben Stiller
Cartoon: Tom and Jerry
Website: facebook.com
Pump-up song: “New Divide” by Linkin Park
Restaurant: The Keg
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Activity away from the rink: Playing computer games and rest
Breakfast food: Ham and Eggs
Superhero: Spiderman

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2008-2009PLZEN JR.CZREP-JR.261310236
2009-2010RIMOUSKIQMJHL6228366454




It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery