Josef Vasicek a.k.a. "Josef Vašíček"

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    6'4" / 194 cm
  • Weight
    201 lbs / 91 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    -

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

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1995-96 BK Havlickuv Brod U18 Czech U18 2 36 25 25 50 - |
1996-97 HC Slavia Praha U18 Czech U18 37 20 40 60 - |
1997-98 HC Slavia Praha U20 Czech U20 34 13 20 33 - |
Czech Republic U18 EJC-18 6 2 2 4 4 |
1998-99 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 21 35 56 30 7 | Playoffs 5 3 0 3 10 -3
1999-00 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds “C” OHL 54 26 46 72 49 16 | Playoffs 17 5 15 20 8 6
Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 1 3 4 2 0 |
2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 76 8 13 21 53 -8 | Playoffs 6 2 0 2 0 -1
Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 78 14 17 31 53 -7 | Playoffs 23 3 2 5 12 6
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 57 10 10 20 33 -19 |
Czech Republic WC 9 0 2 2 2 2 |
Czech Republic (all) International 12 2 3 5 27 |
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 19 26 45 60 -3 |
Czech Republic WCup 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Czech Republic (all) International 3 1 1 2 0 |
2004-05 HC Slavia Praha Czech 52 20 23 43 40 13 | Playoffs 7 1 6 7 10 -2
Czech Republic EHT 6 3 1 4 8 |
Czech Republic WC 8 1 1 2 4 3 |
Czech Republic (all) International 24 5 5 10 18 |
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 23 4 5 9 8 3 | Playoffs 8 0 0 0 2 -2
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 25 2 7 9 22 -6 |
Nashville Predators NHL 38 4 9 13 29 1 |
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 81 16 19 35 53 1 |
2008-09 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 56 12 20 32 81 13 | Playoffs 19 5 10 15 20 3
Czech Republic EHT 6 1 1 2 8 |
Czech Republic WC 6 1 2 3 6 2 |
Czech Republic (all) International 13 2 3 5 14 |
2009-10 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 56 21 27 48 54 18 | Playoffs 17 6 7 13 26 15
Czech Republic OG 5 0 0 0 2 -3 |
Czech Republic (all) International 14 1 1 2 14 |
2010-11 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl “A” KHL 54 24 31 55 34 16 | Playoffs 18 7 15 22 16 6
Czech Republic EHT 6 1 0 1 29 -2 |
Czech Republic (all) International 6 1 0 1 29 -2 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
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 0 0 |
Czech U18 2 36 25 25 50 1.39 0 0 |
Czech U20 34 13 20 33 0.97 0 0 |
EHT 18 5 2 7 0.39 45 -2 |
EJC-18 6 2 2 4 0.67 4 0 |
IHL 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
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 3
OG 5 0 0 0 0.00 2 -3 |
OHL 120 47 81 128 1.07 79 23 | 22 8 15 23 1.05 18 3
WC 23 2 5 7 0.30 12 7 |
WCup 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1 |
WJC-20 7 1 3 4 0.57 2 0 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1998, 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.