|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
Tampa Bay Lightning
|Born||March 11, 1983,|
|NHL Draft||24th overall, 2001|
|Pro Career||2002 – present|
Lukáš Krajíček (born March 11, 1983) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman playing for the HC Oceláři Třinecof the KHL. He has previously played for the Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Krajíček played major junior in the Ontario Hockey League with the Peterborough Petes. He posted 35 points in his draft year and was chosen in the first round, 24th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He remained with the Petes for another two seasons and improved to 53 points in 52 games in 2002–03, his final year of junior.
He split the 2003–04 season between the Panthers and their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, then played the entirety of 2004–05 with the Rampage due to the NHL lockout. When he returned, he earned a full-time roster spot with the Panthers and posted 16 points in 67 games.
In the off-season, Krajíček was involved in a blockbuster multi-player trade that sent him, Roberto Luongo, and a sixth round draft pick in 2006 to the Vancouver Canucks for Todd Bertuzzi, Alex Auld and Bryan Allen. He matched his 16-point output of the previous season with the Canucks in 2006–07, but had his second season in Vancouver shortened due to injury.
Transactions[edit | edit source]
- June 23, 2001 - Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round, 24th overall.
- June 23, 2006 - Traded to the Vancouver Canucks with Roberto Luongo and a 6th round pick in 2006 for Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld.
- September 8, 2006 - Signed a one-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks.
- July 2, 2007 - Signed a two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks as a restricted free agent.
- October 6, 2008 - Traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with Juraj Simek in exchange for Michel Ouellet and Shane O'Brien.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2002–03||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||3||0||1||1||0||3||0||0||0||0|
|2003–04||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||54||5||12||17||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||78||2||22||24||57||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||71||2||17||19||48||—||—||—||—||—|
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|Florida Panthers first round draft pick