Jaroslav Bednar
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Position Left/Right Wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 0 in (2 m)
209 lb (95 kg)
Chance Liga Team
F. Teams
HC Slavia Praha
Tipsport Extraliga
HC Sparta Praha
HC Keramika Plzeň
HK Hradec Králové
Chance Liga
HC Kralupy nad Vltavou
Los Angeles Kings
Florida Panthers
Manchester Monarchs
San Antonio Rampage
Avangard Omsk
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
HC Davos
HC Lugano
SC Bern
2. Liga
HC Vrchlabí
Teams Czech Republic
Coaching 2019-2020 HK Hradec Králové
Nationality Flag of the Czech Republic Czech
Born November 9, 1976,
NHL Draft 51st overall, 2001
Los Angeles Kings
Pro Career 1994 – present

Jaroslav Bednář (born November 9, 1976) is a Czech ice hockey winger, who currently plays for HC Slavia Praha of the Chance Liga.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Bednář began his career with HC Slavia Praha of the Tipsport Extraliga in 1994 and stayed there for three years before moving to rivals HC Sparta Praha of the Tipsport Extraliga. He also played for HC Kralupy nad Vltavou of the Chance Liga in the 1995-96 season. He played just 11 games before moving to HC Keramika Plzeň and then returned to play for Sparta for the next season. He then spent the next two seasons playing in Finland's SM-liiga with spells at JYP and HIFK where he led the teams in goals and points.

North America[edit | edit source]

Bednář was drafted 51st overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, but never managed to recapture the form he had in Finland. He played 37 games for the Kings, scoring 4 goals and 11 assists for 15 points. In 2001-02 season, Bednář also played with Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. On November 26, 2002, Bednář, along with Andreas Lilja was traded to the Florida Panthers for Dmitri Yushkevich, he played 65 games for Florida, scoring 6 goals and 14 assists for 20 points. In 2003-04, Bednář also played for San Antonio Rampage. Overall, Bednář played 102 regular season games, scoring 10 goals and 25 assists for 35 points.

Back in Europe[edit | edit source]

Bednář moved to Russia during the cancelled 2004–05 NHL Season and played for Avangard Omsk where he played alongside Jaromír Jágr, Alexander Perezhogin and Oleg Tverdovsky. In 2005, Bednář returned to HC Slavia Praha where he has become one of their core players and left the team after four years on 29 April 2009 to sign with Atlant Moscow of the KHL. In 2010, Bednář signed a one year contract with HC Davos from the Swiss NLA where he played alongside with 3 other Czech players: Petr Sýkora, Petr Tatíček and Josef Marha. During the 2010-11 regular season, Bednář scored 35 goals and 15 assists for a total of 50 points in 43 games. Then he played for the Swiss clubs HC Lugano and SC Bern and then he moved back to the Czech Republic. He played two seasons in the HC Slavia Praha and from 2015 to 2018 in the HK Hradec Králové of the Tipsport Extraliga. In 2018-2020 he played for the HC Stadion Vrchlabí of the 2. Liga which has promoted into the Chance Liga in 2020. Since 2020, Bednář plays for his youth team HC Slavia Praha.

National career[edit | edit source]

He played for the Czech Republic on the 2006 and 2007 World Championships.

External links[edit | edit source]

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