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2015 NHL Draft
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Jan Hejda

Jan Hejda  #8

Defenseman
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.
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

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft