Jaroslav "Yogi" Svejkovský (born October 1, 1976 in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia) is a retired Czech ice hockey left wing. He was drafted in the first round, 17th overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
Drafted from the Western Hockey League's Tri-City Americans, Svejkovský made his professional debut with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League in the 1996–97 season. He made his NHL debut during the same season with the Capitals, appearing in 19 games and scoring seven goals. In the Capitals' last game of the 1996–97 season, Svejkovský scored four goals; he is the only Capitals rookie to score four goals in one game. After playing parts of three more seasons with the Capitals, Svejkovský was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 1999–2000 season. Svejkovský finished the season with the Lightning, then spent the 2000–01 season in the International Hockey League with the Detroit Vipers. To date, he has no further professional hockey experience; in 2002, Jay Feaster of USA Today reported that Svejkovský was out of hockey due to post-concussion syndrome.
In his NHL career, Svejkovský appeared in 113 games, scoring 23 goals and adding 19 assists. In October 2006, he joined the WHL's Vancouver Giants coaching staff, as well as the South Delta Hockey Academy in Tsawwassen, British Columbia. In August, 2007, Svejkovský was appointed Head Coach for the South Delta Minor Hockey Association.
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