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Jaroslav Jirik

Jaroslav Jirik  #12

Left Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: December 10, 1939
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Vojnuv Mestec, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 170
Shoots: Left
WEC-A All-Star Team (1965) Signed as a free agent by St. Louis,September 11, 1969. First player from Iron Curtain country to play in NHL. Played 17 seasons in Czechoslovakian Premier League (13 w/ Brno and 4 w/ Kladno) scoring a total of 300 goals in 450 games. Only goals and games played totals available for 1958-59; 1961-62; 1962-63 and 1964-65 seasons.
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He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter