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Jan Hejda

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)

- Is making his second appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- Skated in three of Columbus’ four postseason games in 2009.

- Set a career high with six goals and added 11 assists for 17 points in 78 games.
- Led the Avalanche in blocked shots (144).
- Finished second on the Avs in ice time with an average of 22:19 per game.
- Led the club in short-handed ice time (2:55 per game) and finished second in even-strength ice time (19:16 per game).
- Ranked third on the squad in hits (170).

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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