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Frantisek Kucera

Frantisek Kucera  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: February 3, 1968
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Prague, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: CHI / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (77th overall)
EJC-A All-Star Team (1986) WC-A - Best Defenseman (1999) Traded to Hartford by Chicago with Jocelyn Lemieux for Gary Suter, Randy Cunneyworth and Hartford's 3rd round choice (later traded to Vancouver Vancouver selected Larry Courville) in 1995 Entry Draft, March 11, 1994. Traded to Vancouver by Hartford with Jim Dowd and Hartford's 2nd round choice (Ryan Bonni) in 1997 Entry Draft for Jeff Brown and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Paul Manning) in 1998 Entry Draft, December 19, 1995. Traded to Philadelphia by Vancouver for future considerations, March 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 7, 2000. Traded to Pittsburgh by Columbus for Pittsburgh's 6th round choice (Scott Horvath) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 13, 2001. Traded to Washington by Pittsburgh with Jaromir Jagr for Kris Beech, Michal Sivek, Ross Lupaschuk and future considerations, July 11, 2001. Signed as a free agent by HC Slavia Praha (Czech), June 11, 2002.
Quote of the Day

It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.

— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday
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