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Petr Nedved

Petr Nedved  #93

NUMBER: 93 BIRTHDATE: December 9, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Liberec, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: VAN / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
WHL Rookie of the Year (1990) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1990) Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, March 5, 1994. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis for Esa Tikkanen and Doug Lidster, July 24, 1994. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Sergei Zubov for Luc Robitaille and Ulf Samuelsson, August 31, 1995. Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh with Chris Tamer and Sean Pronger for Alex Kovalev and Harry York, November 25, 1998. Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers with Jussi Markkanen for Steve Valiquette, Dwight Helminen and Edmonton's 2nd round compensatory choice (Dane Byers) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix with Phoenix's 4th round choice (Joonas Lehtivuori) in 2006 Entry Draft for Dennis Seidenberg and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Tomas Marcinko) in 2006 Entry Draft, January 20, 2006. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Philadelphia, January 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), July 19, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, March 13, 2014.
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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