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Jakub Vrána
Jakub Vrana.jpg
Born 28 February 1996 (1996-02-28) (age 23),
Prague, Czech Republic
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Washington Capitals
Linköpings HC
Ntl. team Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2014
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2013–present

Jakub Vrána (born 28 February 1996) is a Czech professional ice hockey forward[1] for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Vrána was selected by the Capitals in the first round (13th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Vrána won the Stanley Cup in 2018 with the Capitals.

Playing careerEdit

Vrána played in the 2009 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with his minor ice hockey team from Chomutov.[2]

Vrána made his Elitserien debut playing with Linköpings HC during the 2012–13 season.[3] After the 2014 draft, Vrána signed his first NHL contract with the Capitals, a three-year entry level deal on 15 July 2014.[4] On 29 November 2016, he received his first NHL callup from the Hershey Bears.[5] He made his NHL debut on 1 December against the New York Islanders.[6] Vrána scored his first NHL goal on 9 December 2016 against the Buffalo Sabres.[7] He was reassigned to the Bears on 1 January 2017.[8]

Vrána made the Capitals opening night roster for the 2017–18 season.[9] His rookie season was considered "roller-coaster", ending up 13 goals scored and 14 assists in 73 games. Vrana made his NHL playoff debut during the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, providing the "speedy, offensive complement to the shutdown duo" of Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie on the second line.[10]

He scored his first postseason goal on 29 April 2018 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.[11] The Capitals would go on to beat the Penguins in six games and then win the Eastern Conference by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games.[12] He scored the opening goal in game five of the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals against the Vegas Golden Knights which resulted in the Capitals' victory.[13] Vrána ended the postseason with 8 points in 23 games to help the Capitals win their first Stanley Cup.

On 16 July 2019, the Capitals re-signed Vrána to a two-year, $6.7 million contract extension.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Linköpings HC J20 31012
2012–13 Linköpings HC J20 3220123249 51010
2013–14 Linköpings HC J20 2414112526
2012–13 Linköpings HC SEL 50000
2013–14 Linköpings HC J20 2414112526
2013–14 Linköpings HC SHL 242132 141126
2014–15 Linköpings HC SHL 4412122412 114152
2014–15 Hershey Bears AHL 30550 102462
2015–16 Hershey Bears AHL 3616183420 2186142
2016–17 Hershey Bears AHL 4919173628 70004
2016–17 Washington Capitals NHL 213362
2017–18 Washington Capitals NHL 7313142712 233582
2018–19 Washington Capitals NHL 8224234727 70006
SHL totals 73 14 13 27 14 25 5 2 7 8
NHL totals 176 40 40 80 41 303588

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Czech Republic U17 8th 5 2 0 2 4
2012 Czech Republic WJC18 8th 6 4 4 8 4
2013 Czech Republic IH18 Bronze medal icon 4 3 1 4 4
2013 Czech Republic WJC18 7th 5 2 0 2 2
2013 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 0 1 1 2
2014 Czech Republic WJC18 Silver medal icon 7 8 2 10 4
2014 Czech Republic WJC 6th 5 1 1 2 2
2015 Czech Republic WJC 6th 5 2 1 3 2
2019 Czech Republic WC 4th 9 4 1 5 0
Junior totals 43 22 10 32 24
Senior totals 9 4 1 5 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
NHL
Stanley Cup (Washington Capitals) 2018 [15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jakub Vrána player profile. NHL.com (10 August 2017). Retrieved on 10 August 2017.
  2. Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA (2018).
  3. 2012-13 Linköpings HC player statistics. Eliteprospects.com (16 May 2014). Retrieved on 17 May 2014.
  4. Capitals sign Jakub Vrana. Washington Capitals (15 July 2014). Retrieved on 15 July 2014.
  5. Caps Recall Jakub Vrana and Paul Carey from Hershey (30 November 2016). Retrieved on 6 May 2018.
  6. Despite Caps' loss, Jakub Vrana has a memorable NHL debut (2 December 2016). Retrieved on 6 May 2018.
  7. Game Notes vs. Vancouver, 12/11/16 (10 December 2016). Retrieved on 6 May 2018.
  8. Caps demote prospect Jakub Vrana on Sunday (1 January 2017). Retrieved on 6 May 2018.
  9. NHL announces rosters for opening night (4 October 2017). Retrieved on 27 May 2018.
  10. Khurshudyan, Isabelle (27 September 2018). Jakub Vrana, Capitals’ last high-end forward prospect, plans to keep his spot in the top six (en).
  11. Connolly nearly costs Vrana his first playoff goal, but goalie interference coin flip goes Caps' way (29 April 2018). Retrieved on 27 May 2018.
  12. 4 reasons the Caps beat the Lightning to win the Eastern Conference (23 May 2018). Retrieved on 23 September 2018.
  13. Jakub Vrana scores breakaway goal to open scoring in Game Five (7 June 2018). Retrieved on 23 September 2018.
  14. Capitals Re-sign Jakub Vrana. Retrieved on 16 July 2019.
  15. "The Washington Capitals, after years of frustration, win the Stanley Cup". The New York Times (7 June 2018). Retrieved on 7 June 2018.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
André Burakovsky
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2014
Succeeded by
Ilya Samsonov
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