|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
210 lb (95 kg)
Detroit Red Wings
|Born||May 30, 1971,|
|NHL Draft||23rd overall, 1990|
|Pro Career||1988 – present|
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's Ice hockey|
|Bronze||1992 Albertville||Ice hockey|
|Gold||1998 Nagano||Ice hockey|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Šlégr played parts of three seasons with the Canucks, before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Oksiuta, where he played for parts of two seasons. Spent the 1996–97 season playing in Europe. Returned to the NHL where he had been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 3rd round draft pick and played three and a half seasons there. In January 2001, he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for a 3rd round draft pick. Atlanta traded Šlégr to the Detroit Red Wings for Yuri Butsayev and a 3rd round draft pick in March 2002. He signed as a free agent with Vancouver in September 2003, but after falling out of favor with Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford, was traded to the Boston Bruins in January, 2004 for a conditional pick. Šlégr spent the 2004–05 NHL lockout season with HC Litvínov in the Czech Republic before returning to the Boston Bruins for the 2005–06 season. He is currently playing with HC Litvínov and since March 2007 for the playoff with the Swiss Team EHC Biel.
Šlégr won a gold medal in the 2005 World Championships and 1998 Olympics for the Czech Republic, and a Bronze Medal in the 1992 Olympics for Czechoslovakia. He also won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002. Having won all three major trophies in ice-hockey he is the member of prestigious Triple Gold Club.