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Jaroslav Modry

Jaroslav Modry  #26

Defenseman
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: February 27, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: NJD / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 9th   (179th overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2002) Traded to Ottawa by New Jersey for Ottawa's 4th round choice (Alyn McCauley) in 1995 Entry Draft, July 8, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by Ottawa with Ottawa's 8th round choice (Stephen Valiquette) in 1996 Entry Draft for Kevin Brown, March 20, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), October 20, 2004. Traded to Dallas by Atlanta with Patrik Stefan for Niko Kapanen and Dallas's 7th round choice (Will O'Neill) in 2006 Entry Draft, June 24, 2006. Traded to Los Angeles by Dallas with the rights to Johan Fransson, Dallas' 2nd (Oscar Moller) and 3rd (Bryan Cameron) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft and Dallas' 1st round choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Viktor Tikhonov) in 2008 Entry Draft for Mattias Norstrom, Konstantin Pushkarev and Los Angeles' 3rd (Sergei Korostin) and 4th (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Maxim Mayorov) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Geordie Wudrick) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 19, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), July 31, 2008.
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It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential