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Jiri Slegr

Jiri Slegr  #71

Defenseman
NUMBER: 71 BIRTHDATE: May 30, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Jihlava, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: VAN / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (23rd overall)
Son of Jiri Bubla WJC-A All-Star Team (1990) Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1991) Czechoslovakian First All-Star Team (1991) Traded to Edmonton by Vancouver for Roman Oksiuta, April 7, 1995. Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Brian Gionta) in 1998 Entry Draft, August 12, 1997. Traded to Atlanta by Pittsburgh for San Jose's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Aaron Johnson) in 2001 Entry Draft, January 14, 2001. Traded to Detroit by Atlanta for Yuri Butsayev and Detroit's 3rd round choice (later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Jeff Genovy) in 2002 Entry Draft, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 4, 2003. Traded to Boston by Vancouver for future considerations, January 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Litvinov (CzRep), August 20, 2004. Missed majority of 2005-06 season with recurring back problems on a ruptured disk (March 10, 2006). Signed as a free agent by Litvinov (CzRep), July 31, 2006.
Quote of the Day

Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.

— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season