|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
209 lb (95 kg)
|Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Born||June 18, 1978,|
|NHL Draft||106th overall, 2003|
|Pro Career||1997 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Hejda was originally selected in the 4th round, 106th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. He played six seasons with HC Slavia Praha of the Czech Extraliga, two seasons with HC CSKA Moscow of the Russian Super League, and one season with Khimik Moscow Oblast, also of the Russian Super League.
In July 2006, Hejda was traded to the Oilers by the Sabres in exchange for a seventh round draft-pick. He subsequently signed a one-year contract with the Oilers in the same week.
Hejda scored his first NHL goal on January 8, 2007 against the Los Angeles Kings netminder Mathieu Garon. The Kings' Konstantin Pushkarev had scored his first NHL goal in the game's third period to send the game into overtime; Hejda's goal in overtime gave the Oilers their 2–1 win.
In July 2007, Hejda signed a 1-year, $1 million deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He turned out to be one of the club's best defensemen the following season, ending with a +20 plus-minus on a team that had never had anyone finish higher than +13 before. He subsequently signed a 3-year deal worth $6 million on April 29, 2008. After not scoring the previous season, Hejda scored three goals in addition to 18 assists during the 2008-09 NHL season. He also played in three of the Blue Jackets four playoff games in their opening round series against the Detroit Red Wings, Columbus' first ever playoff appearance.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1997–98||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||44||2||5||7||51||5||0||0||0||6|
|1998–99||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||34||1||2||3||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||HC Havirov Femax||CZE||7||0||2||2||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||26||1||2||3||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||38||2||6||8||70||11||3||0||3||12|
|2001–02||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||42||9||8||17||52||9||1||1||2||14|
|2002–03||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||52||6||11||17||44||17||5||8||13||12|
|2005–06||Khimik Moscow Oblast||RSL||50||3||13||16||58||9||2||3||5||24|
|2007–08||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||81||0||13||13||61||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||82||3||18||21||38||3||0||0||0||2|
International play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|Gold||2005 Vienna||Ice hockey|
|Silver||2006 Riga||Ice hockey|
Hejda played his first game in the national squad in 2002, and has played 82 times for the national team (as of Jan 3 2009).
Played for the Czech Republic in:
- 2003 World Championships
- 2004 World Championships
- 2005 World Championships (Gold medal)
- 2006 World Championships (Silver medal)
- 2008 World Championships
International statistics[edit | edit source]
|Senior int'l totals||41||2||1||3||18|
[edit | edit source]
|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Jan Hejda. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).|