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Milan Hejduk

Milan Hejduk  #23

Right Wing
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Usti, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: QUE / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (87th overall)
Maurice Richard Trophy 2002-2003
- Ranks second in franchise history in games (1019), fourth in goals (375) and points (805), and fifth in assists (430).
- Is the franchise's all-time leader in OT goals (9), ranks second in GWG (59) and third in PPG (140).
- Missed five games due to a shoulder injury suffered on March 30 vs. Nashville.
- Placed on IR, April 1 (retro to March 30) and activated on April 10.
- Missed five games (torso), March 5-12.
- Placed on IR, March 9 (retro to March 3) and activated on March 14.
- Recorded his 800th career point with a goal on his 37th birthday, Feb. 14 at Minnesota.
- Became the fourth player in franchise history to notch 800 points.
- Is just the third Czech-born player in NHL history to reach 800 (J. Jagr, P. Elias).
- Appeared in his 1,000th NHL game on Feb. 4 vs. Dallas.
- First player in Avalanche history to appear in 1,000 regular season games in an Avs sweater.
- Is only the 30th player in NHL history to appear in 1,000 games while spending their entire career with a single franchise.
NHL All-Rookie Team (1999) NHL Second All-Star Team (2003) Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (2003) (tied with Peter Forsberg) Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy (2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000, 2001, 2009) Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Pardubice (CzRep), September 18, 2004. Officially announced his retirement, November 13. 2013.
Quote of the Day

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense