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Jaroslav Svejkovsky

Jaroslav Svejkovsky

Right Wing
BIRTHDATE: October 1, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Tabor, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 193 DRAFTED: WSH / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)
WHL West Second All-Star Team (1996) AHL All-Rookie Team (1997) Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1997) Traded to Tampa Bay by Washington for Tampa Bay's 7th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Yevgeny Fedorov) in 2000 Entry Draft and 3rd round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Brendan Bell) in 2001 Entry Draft, January 17, 2000. Missed majority of 2000-01 and entire 2001-02 due to knee surgery, October 24, 2001.
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When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.

— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions