|Born||June 10, 1992 |
Kladno, Czech Republic
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Ak Bars Kazan|
HC Lev Poprad
HC Sparta Praha
HC Lev Praha
|National team||Czech Republic|
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).
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.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|2015–16||San Diego Gulls||AHL||1||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|