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Jaroslav Spacek

Jaroslav Spacek  #8

Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: February 11, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Rokycany, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: FLA / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (117th overall)

Last Game: Was (even) with two penalty minutes and one shot in 11:25 of ice time vs. MTL (4/5)

* Returned to the lineup vs. MTL (4/5) after missing eight games with a lower body injury (3/18-4/3)

* Scored first Hurricanes goal vs. VAN (12/15)

* Made his Hurricanes debut and recorded his first multi-point game of the season with two assists at WPG (12/9)

* Had three assists while averaging 15:29 of ice time in 12 games with Montreal this season

* Has missed 33 games due to injury this season (With MTL: 10/13-10/22,  11/16-12/8; With CAR: 1/14-1.31, 3/13-3/15, 3/18-4/3)

* OFF THE RADAR: Has represented his native Czech Republic at three Olympic Games (1998, 2002 and 2006)

* Career Highs: G: 2  A: 3  P: 3  PIM: 19

* HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 34 gp, 5-7-12, 6 pim

Traded to Chicago by Florida for Anders Eriksson, November 6, 2000. Traded to Columbus by Chicago with Chicago's 2nd round choice (Dan Fritsche) in 2003 Entry Draft for Lyle Odelein, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Plzen (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Slavia Praha (CzRep), January 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 3, 2005. Traded to Edmonton by Chicago for Tony Salmelainen, January 26, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 5, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2009. Traded to Carolina by Montreal for Tomas Kaberle, December 9, 2011.
Quote of the Day

It's a little different but it feels amazing. A new chapter in my life and I'm excited. It's been amazing. Better than I expected. The weather is great, the place is just amazing. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm glad to get the season going.

— Ryan Kesler on his transition to the Anaheim Ducks