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Václav Pletka
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
182 lb (83 kg)
CZE Team
F. Teams
HC České Budějovice
Philadelphia Flyers
HC Liberec
HC Oceláři Třinec
Nationality Flag of the Czech Republic Czech
Born (1979-06-08)June 8, 1979,
Mladá Boleslav, CS
NHL Draft 208th overall, 1999
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 2002 – present

Václav Pletka (born June 8, 1979 in Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey player. He plays right wing for HC České Budějovice in the Czech Extraliga. He played in one National Hockey League (NHL) game with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career[]

He was drafted in the seventh round, 208th overall, of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. Pletka played two seasons in the Czech Extraliga for HC Oceláři Třinec before coming to North America. He played in Philadelphia for two seasons, appearing in 132 games with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League, and one NHL game with the Flyers during the 2001–02 NHL season.

For the 2002–03 season, Pletka returned to his native Czech Republic to rejoin HC Oceláři Třinec. In the 2005–06 season, he moved to HC Bílí Tygři Liberec of the Czech Extraliga, and also appeared in five games with HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Hockey Super League in that season. In 2009-10 Pletka started with HC Energie Karlovy Vary and then finished with HC České Budějovice.

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