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Jiri Fischer

Jiri Fischer  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: July 31, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Horovice, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 229 DRAFTED: DET / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (25th overall)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1999) Missed majority of 2002-03 due to knee injury vs. Nashville, November 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), September 4, 2004. Missed remainder of 2005-06 season after collapsing on the bench due to a heart seizure in a game vs. Nashville, November 21, 2005.
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I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday
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