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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.
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I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday
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