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JOSEF VASICEK  Czech Rep.
a.k.a. "Josef Vašíček"

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BIRTHYEAR 1980-09-12 BIRTHPLACEHavlickuv Brod, CZE
AGE NATION Czech Rep.
POSITION C SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 193 cm / 6'4" WEIGHT 91 kg / 201 lbs
YOUTH TEAM HC Havlickuv Brod
NHL DRAFT 1998 round 4 #91 overall by Carolina Hurricanes


Vašíček was a big center who played a good two-way game. Handled the puck very well and was strong around the net. A good faceoff man, too.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

Brother-in-law: Thomas Vanek

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1995-96 BK Havlickuv Brod U18 Czech U18 2 36 25 2550- |            
 1996-97 HC Slavia Praha U18 Czech U18 37 20 4060- |            
 1997-98 HC Slavia Praha U20 Czech U20 34 13 2033- |            
  Czech Republic U18 EJC-18 6 2 244 |            
 1998-99 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 21 355630 7 | Playoffs 5 3 0310 -3 
 1999-00 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 54 26 467249 16 | Playoffs 17 5 15208
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 1 342 0 |            
 2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 76 8 132153 -8 | Playoffs 6 2 020 -1 
  Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 0 0 000 | Playoffs 3 0 000
 2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 78 14 173153 -7 | Playoffs 23 3 2512
 2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 57 10 102033 -19 |            
  Czech Republic WC 9 0 222 2 |            
  Czech Republic (all) International 12 2 3527 |            
 2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 19 264560 -3 |            
  Czech Republic WCup 1 0 000 -1 |            
  Czech Republic (all) International 3 1 120 |            
 2004-05 HC Slavia Praha  Czech 52 20 234340 13 | Playoffs 7 1 6710 -2 
  Czech Republic EHT 6 3 148 |            
  Czech Republic WC 8 1 124 3 |            
  Czech Republic (all) International 24 5 51018 |            
 2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 23 4 598 3 | Playoffs 8 0 002 -2 
 2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 25 2 7922 -6 |            
  Nashville Predators NHL 38 4 91329 1 |            
 2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 81 16 193553 1 |            
 2008-09 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 56 12 203281 13 | Playoffs 19 5 101520
  Czech Republic EHT 6 1 128 |            
  Czech Republic WC 6 1 236 2 |            
  Czech Republic (all) International 13 2 3514 |            
 2009-10 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 56 21 274854 18 | Playoffs 17 6 71326 15 
  Czech Republic OG 5 0 002 -3 |            
  Czech Republic (all) International 14 1 1214 |            
 2010-11 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl  KHL 54 24 315534 16 | Playoffs 18 7 152216
  Czech Republic EHT 6 1 0129 -2 |            
  Czech Republic (all) International 6 1 0129 -2 |            



CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  Czech: 52 20 23 43 0.83 40  13  | 7 1 6 7 1.00 10  -2 
  Czech U18: 37 20 40 60 1.62 |    
  Czech U18 2: 36 25 25 50 1.39 |    
  Czech U20: 34 13 20 33 0.97 |    
  EHT: 18 5 2 7 0.39 45  -2  |    
  EJC-18: 6 2 2 4 0.67 |    
  IHL: 0 0 0 0 - | 3 0 0 0 0.00
  International: 72 12 13 25 0.35 102  -2  |    
  KHL: 166 57 78 135 0.81 169  47  | 54 18 32 50 0.93 62  24 
  NHL: 460 77 106 183 0.40 311  -38  | 37 5 2 7 0.19 14 
  OG: 5 0 0 0 0.00 -3  |    
  OHL: 120 47 81 128 1.07 79  23  | 22 8 15 23 1.05 18 
  WC: 23 2 5 7 0.30 12  |    
  WCup: 1 0 0 0 0.00 -1  |    
  WJC-20: 7 1 3 4 0.57 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1997-1998 Czech U20 Champion
1999-2000 U20 WJC Gold Medal
2004-2005 World Championship Gold Medal
2005-2006 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
2009-2010 KHL All-Star Game
  KHL Playoffs Best Plus/Minus (+15)
2010-2011 KHL All-Star Game
  KHL Playoffs Most Assists (15)
  KHL Playoffs Most Points (22)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Czech U20 Champion 97/98
- KHL All-Star Game 09/10, 10/11
- KHL Playoffs Best Plus/Minus 09/10
- KHL Playoffs Most Assists 10/11
- KHL Playoffs Most Points 10/11
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 05/06
- U20 WJC Gold Medal 99/00
- World Championship Gold Medal 04/05



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
10/19/2009 Extension Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (2 years) 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 1998, round 1 #17 overall by Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the CHL Import Draft
 
 
Number 63 retired by Czech Republic
Number 63 retired by Czech Republic
Cult/Star player for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
 
Josef Vašíček was killed in the plane crash of September 7, 2011 that claimed the lives of several members of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL team.