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Jiří Sekáč
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Born June 10, 1992 (1992-06-10) (age 27)
Kladno, Czech Republic
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
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KHL team
Former teams
Ak Bars Kazan
HC Lev Poprad
HC Sparta Praha
HC Lev Praha
Montreal Canadiens
Anaheim Ducks
Chicago Blackhawks
Arizona Coyotes
National team Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Jiří Sekáč (born June 10, 1992) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Ak Bars Kazan in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Undrafted, Jiri previously played with HC Lev Praha in the Kontinental Hockey League and HC Sparta Praha in the Czech Extraliga.

On July 1, 2014, he signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens worth $1,850,000. In his first North American season in 2014–15, he scored his first NHL goal on October 16th, 2014 against Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.

On January 13th, 2015, Jiri was invited to the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition as a replacement for Los Angeles Kings' forward Tanner Pearson.

Known for his skating speed, he was drafted by Team Foligno (along with Canadiens' teammate Carey Price) and participated in the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater race, beating Aaron Ekblad with a time of 13.683s, making him the 6th fastest of the event.

After playing 50 games with the Canadiens on February 24, 2015, he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Devante Smith-Pelly.

In the following 2015–16 season, Jiri was unable to secure a regular forward role and appeared in 22 games for 3 points with the Ducks before he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Ryan Garbutt on January 21, 2016.

Jiri was used sparingly in 6 games with the Blackhawks registering one assist before being placed on waivers and claimed by the Arizona Coyotes on February 27, 2016. He closed out the season with the Coyotes, appearing 11 games for two assists.

On June 6, 2016, Jiri headed back to Europe and put pen to paper on a one-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan in a return to the Kontinental Hockey League.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Peterborough Petes OHL 8 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 38 2 9 11 35
2010–11 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 58 18 27 45 27
2011–12 Tatranskí Vlci MHL 6 8 2 10 22
2011–12 HC Lev Poprad KHL 36 2 8 10 4
2012–13 HC Sparta Praha CZE 21 4 6 10 8
2012–13 HC Lev Praha KHL 26 0 1 1 8 3 0 0 0 0
2013–14 HC Lev Praha KHL 47 11 17 28 18 21 1 7 8 24
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 50 7 9 16 18
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 19 2 5 7 4 7 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 22 1 2 3 4
2015–16 San Diego Gulls AHL 1 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 11 0 2 2 10
KHL totals 109 13 26 39 30 24 1 7 8 24
NHL totals 108 10 19 29 38 7 0 0 0 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 6 4 0 4 2
2012 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 0 3 3 2
2014 Czech Republic WC 4th 10 2 0 2 4
Junior totals 12 4 3 7 4
Senior totals 10 2 0 2 4
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