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Jan Hejda

Jan Hejda  #8

NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: June 18, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Prague, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (106th overall)
- Ranks third on the club in average ice time (20:39) and second in even-strength ice time (18:17). - Is second on the club in blocked shots (138) and fourth in hits (166). - Missed his only game of the season due to a knee injury on Feb. 22 vs. Tampa Bay. - Appeared in his 600th NHL game on Feb. 8 at Winnipeg. - 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 in 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.
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

Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.

— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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