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Jan Hrdina

Jan Hrdina  #38

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NUMBER: 38 BIRTHDATE: February 5, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Hradec, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PIT / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (128th overall)
Traded to Phoenix by Pittsburgh with Francois Leroux for Ramzi Abid, Dan Focht and Guillaume Lefebvre, March 11, 2003. Traded to New Jersey by Phoenix for Mike Rupp and New Jersey's 2nd round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Geoff Paukovich) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 5, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), October 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, August 10, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Jonkoping (Sweden), August 28, 2006. Loaned to HIFK Helsinki (Finland) by Jonkoping (Sweden), September 5, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), September 5, 2007.
Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday