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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

[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday