|Born||March 31 1984,|
Cambridge, ON, CAN
|6 ft 2 in (0 m)|
214 lb (97 kg; 15)
|Asia team||Nippon Paper Cranes|
|NHL Draft||264th overall, 2003|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Hecimovic was selected in the 9th round (264th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. John was drafted from Major Junior Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. In his fifth season with the Sting (2004–05) he was traded to the Mississauga IceDogs to finish his junior career.
In his career Hecimovic has played in the 2nd Austrian, German, and Swiss league. In the 2008–09 season he was the leading scorer of the Dutch Championship, helping HYS The Hague win the championship. On June 3, 2009, Hecimovic signed as a free agent with Croatian team, KHL Medveščak, joining the prestigious EBEL league. In the 2009–10 season, his first with the Bears, John scored 20 goals in 49 regular season games. At the Salata 2010 Winter Classic, Hecimovic became the first scorer, and top scorer with two goals, within EBEL history to score at Salata Ice Rink in the defeat against Villach 2-3. On April 20, 2010, he was re-signed to a two-year contract as Medveščak finished seventh in the league.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2005–06||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||24||5||10||15||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Pensacola Ice Pilots||ECHL||44||23||32||55||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Pensacola Ice Pilots||ECHL||5||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||HYS The Hague||NED||25||23||23||46||21||3||2||1||3||41|
|2008–09||HYS The Hague||NED||16||14||7||21||26||10||5||11||16||10|
References[edit | edit source]
- John Hecimovic in Medveščak (Croatian). net.hr (2009-06-03). Retrieved on 2009-06-10.
- Hit was clean (Croatian). 'sportnet.hr' (2010-01-30). Retrieved on 2010-02-15.
- "John Hecimovic and Joel Prpic extend contracts with Medveščak" (in Croatian). hrhkej.net (2010-04-20). Retrieved on 2010-07-10.
- NEW WARRIOR
- Canadian-Croatian Hecimovic new re-enforcement for Bears (Croatian). indexa.hr (2009-06-03). Retrieved on 2009-06-10.
[edit | edit source]
- John Hecimovic's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- John Hecimovic's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- John Hecimovic's profile at KHL Medveščak
- John Hecimovic's profile at Croatian hockeyportal
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