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Jan Hejda
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Jan Hejda  #8

Colorado Avalanche  Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: June 18, 1978  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Prague, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (106th overall)
- Ranks second on the club in blocked shots (61) and hits (87). - Tied his career high with two assists/points on Oct. 28 vs. San Jose. - It marked his 12th career multi-point game and his ninth two-assist effort. - Recorded his 100th NHL assist on Oct. 24 vs. Vancouver. - Is beginning his ninth NHL season, his fourth with Colorado. - Set a career high with six goals and added 11 assists for 17 points in 78 games last season.
Rights traded to Edmonton by Buffalo for Edmonton's 7th round choice (Nick Eno) in 2007 Entry Draft, July 10, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 5, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2011.
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic