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Jiri Novotny

Jiri Novotny  #12

Center
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: August 12, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: BUF / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (22nd overall)
Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Nicholas Petrecki) in 2007 Entry Draft for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), September 7, 2009.
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I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday