Václav Prospal a.k.a. "Vinny Prospal"

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW
  • Height
    6'2" / 188 cm
  • Weight
    198 lbs / 90 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Prospal was a smart player who could play any forward position. Had excellent hockey sense and puck-handling ability.
- Ulf Andersson, EP
Father: Vaclav Prospal
Son: Vinny Prospal

Team Staff profile of Václav Prospal also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 HC Ceske Budejovice U16 Czech U16 34 30 34 64 - |
1991-92 HC Ceske Budejovice U18 Czech U18 36 16 16 32 12 |
1992-93 HC Ceske Budejovice U18 Czech U18 36 26 31 57 24 |
Czechoslovakia U18 EJC-18 6 4 7 11 2 |
1993-94 Hershey Bears AHL 55 14 21 35 38 -2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 1
Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 16 -2 |
1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 69 13 32 45 36 -16 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 4 0
Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 3 7 10 2 |
1995-96 Hershey Bears AHL 68 15 36 51 59 -4 | Playoffs 5 2 4 6 2 -3
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 5 10 15 4 3 | Playoffs 5 1 3 4 4 0
Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 63 32 63 95 70 32 |
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 41 5 13 18 17 -10 |
Ottawa Senators NHL 15 1 6 7 4 -1 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0 -2
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 10 26 36 58 8 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 -2
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 22 33 55 40 -2 | Playoffs 6 0 4 4 4 -1
Czech Republic WC 9 3 4 7 8 5 |
Czech Republic (all) International 9 3 4 7 8 |
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 40 1 12 13 12 1 |
Florida Panthers NHL 34 4 12 16 10 -2 |
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 18 37 55 38 -11 |
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 22 57 79 53 9 | Playoffs 11 4 2 6 8 -3
2003-04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 19 35 54 54 -9 |
Czech Republic EHT 1 1 0 1 0 |
Czech Republic WCup 4 1 3 4 0 1 |
Czech Republic WC 7 3 4 7 2 5 |
Czech Republic (all) International 14 6 8 14 2 |
2004-05 HC Ceske Budejovice “C” Czech2 39 28 60 88 82 57 | Playoffs 11 11 8 19 24 8
HC Ceske Budejovice “C” Czech Q - - - - - | Qualification 5 4 7 11 8 3
Czech Republic EHT 7 1 6 7 2 |
Czech Republic WC 9 2 6 8 4 4 |
Czech Republic (all) International 21 5 16 21 8 |
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 25 55 80 50 -3 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 0 1
Czech Republic OG 8 4 2 6 2 -1 |
Czech Republic (all) International 8 4 2 6 2 |
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 14 41 55 36 24 | Playoffs 6 1 4 5 4 2
2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 29 28 57 39 -7 |
Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 4 10 14 6 7 | Playoffs 17 3 10 13 6 -3
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 19 26 45 52 -20 |
2009-10 New York Rangers NHL 75 20 38 58 32 8 |
2010-11 New York Rangers “A” NHL 29 9 14 23 8 4 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 0 1
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets “A” NHL 82 16 39 55 36 -11 |
2012-13 HC Ceske Budejovice Czech 19 9 14 23 46 3 |
Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 48 12 18 30 32 3 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2014-15 Tampa Scorpions Bantam AA Bantam Head Coach
2016-17 Tampa Scorpions 16U NAPHL 16U Head Coach
Czech Republic WC Asst. Coach
Czech Republic WCup Asst. Coach
Czech Republic (all) International Asst. Coach
2017-18 Czech Republic EHT Asst. Coach
Czech Republic OG Asst. Coach
Czech Republic WC Asst. Coach
Czech Republic (all) International Asst. Coach
2018-19 HC Ceske Budejovice Czech2 Head Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 255 74 152 226 0.89 203 10 | 9 3 4 7 0.78 8 -2
Czech 19 9 14 23 1.21 46 3 |
Czech Q 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 5 4 7 11 2.20 8 3
Czech U16 34 30 34 64 1.88 0 0 |
Czech U18 72 42 47 89 1.24 36 0 |
Czech2 39 28 60 88 2.26 82 57 | 11 11 8 19 1.73 24 8
EHT 8 2 6 8 1.00 2 0 |
EJC-18 6 4 7 11 1.83 2 0 |
International 52 18 30 48 0.92 20 0 |
NHL 1108 255 510 765 0.69 581 -9 | 65 10 25 35 0.54 26 -7
OG 8 4 2 6 0.75 2 -1 |
WC 25 8 14 22 0.88 14 14 |
WCup 4 1 3 4 1.00 0 1 |
WJC-20 14 4 8 12 0.86 18 -2 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
01/28/2014
01/28/2014 Confirmed No team Retired
10/28/2012
10/28/2012 Confirmed Columbus Blue Jackets HC Ceske Budejovice
02/08/2012
02/08/2012 Extension Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets
07/22/2011
07/22/2011 Confirmed New York Rangers Columbus Blue Jackets
07/01/2010
07/01/2010 Extension New York Rangers New York Rangers
08/17/2009
08/17/2009 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning New York Rangers
07/28/2009
07/28/2009 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning Unknown
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Tampa Bay Lightning

Career transactions
- 2014-05-01 • Announced his retirement
- 2011-07-23 • Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets
- 2009-08-16 • Signed by the New York Rangers
- 2009-07-28 • Bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2008-06-18 • Traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2008 7th rounder (Joacim Eriksson)
- 2008-02-25 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Alexandre. Picard & a 2009 2nd round pick (Richard Panik)
- 2004-09-17 • Signed to a lockout contract by HC Ceske Budejovice
- 2003-07-17 • Signed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
- 2001-07-10 • Traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Ryan Johnson & a 2003 6th round pick (later traded back to TB - Doug O'Brien)
- 2001-01-21 • Traded to the Florida Panthers for future considerations
- 1998-01-17 • Traded to the Ottawa Senators with P. Falloon & a 1998 2nd round pick (Chris Bala) for Alexandre Daigle

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