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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 average ice time (21:01-tied). - Also ranks second on the Avalanche in even-strength ice time (18:28) and short-handed ice time (2:27). - Is second on the club in blocked shots (111) and is third in hits (138). - Missed his first 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.
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 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