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Jaroslav Jirik

Jaroslav Jirik

Left Wing
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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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday