Jiri Sejba
Born July 22, 1962,
5 ft 10 in (2 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13)
Position Left winger
Shot Left
F. teams
1. NHL
TJ Tesla Pardubice
ASD Dukla Jihlava
Buffalo Sabres
Rochester Americans
Tipsport Extraliga
HC IPB Pojišťovna Pardubice
Tipsport Liga
HC Slovan Bratislava
ESC Moskitos Essen
Moskitos Essen
2. Liga
HC Hradec Králové
Ntl. team Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia &
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
NHL Draft 182nd overall, 1985
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1977-1978

Jiří Šejba (born July 22, 1962 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia) is a retired hockey player. He was drafted in the 9th round, 182nd overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by Buffalo Sabres. He is currently the head coach of the LHK Jestřábi Prostějov.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Šejba spent his first seasons of career in the highest Czechoslovak league playing for his hometown team TJ Tesla Pardubice and during his military service for ASD Dukla Jihlava.

After The Velvet Revolution, Šejba moved to America. He stayed there for two season mostly playing for Rochester Americans of the AHL, but he also played 11 games for Buffalo Sabres of the NHL in his first overseas season.

In 1992, Šejba moved back in Europe, to be more specific, in Finland where he played one season for Jokerit in the Finnish Liiga. Then he played two seasons for his hometown team HC Pardubice and after these two years, Šejba moved to Slovakia to spend here his next two years of his career. He played there for HC Slovan Bratislava.

In 1997, Šejba moved to Germany. He played three seasons there for Moskitos Essen. First two seasons, they played in DEL2, but in 1999 the team was promoted and played next season in DEL.

In 2000, Šejba finally moved back to his native country to play here his last career season. But he played only one game for his hometown club HC IPB Pojišťovna Pardubice of the Tipsport Extraliga and six games for HC Hradec Králové of the 2. Liga.

He played for Czechoslovakia at the 1985 (where he scored a hat-trick in the game against Canada which decided who will become the gold medalist), 1986, 1987 and 1989 World Championships, 1987 Canada Cup and 1988 Olympics.

Team Staff career[edit | edit source]

Role Team Years
Head coach HC Pardubice U18 2002 - 2004
Assistant coach HC Moeller Pardubice 2004 - 2005
Assistant coach Czech National U18 Team 2006 - 2007
Head coach HC Pardubice U20 2006 - 2007
Head coach HC Moeller Pardubice 2007 - 2008
Head coach BK Mladá Boleslav 2008 - 2009
Assistant coach BK Mladá Boleslav 2009
Head coach GKS Tychy 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2017
Sports manager HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice 2011 - 2013
Head coach Unia Oswiecim 2017 - 2018
Head coach China Golden Dragons 2019 - 2020
Head coach LHK Jestřábi Prostějov 2020 - present
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