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Petr Sykora

Petr Sykora  #15

Right Wing
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: November 19, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Plzen, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: NJD / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (18th overall)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1996) Traded to Anaheim by New Jersey with Mike Commodore, Jean-Francois Damphousse and Igor Pohanka for Jeff Friesen, Oleg Tverdovsky and Maxim Balmochnykh, July 6, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia), August 12, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Anaheim with NY Rangers' 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington - Washington selected Brett Bruneteau) in 2007 Entry Draft for Maxim Kondratiev, January 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 11, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 17, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to concussion vs. Dallas, November 7, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Plzen (CzRep), October 5, 2010. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, October 5, 2011.
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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday