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Josef Melichar

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'3" / 190 cm
  • Weight
    214 lbs / 97 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Melichar was a big defensive defenseman with a very good reach. He played a simple game and was pretty mobile for a man his size, but wouldn't contribute much on offense.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1995-96 HC Ceske Budejovice U18 Czech U18 38 3 4 7 - |
1996-97 HC Ceske Budejovice U20 Czech U20 41 2 3 5 10 |
Czech Republic U18 EJC-18 6 0 1 1 6 |
1997-98 Tri-City Americans WHL 67 9 24 33 152 -42 |
1998-99 Tri-City Americans WHL 65 8 28 36 125 30 | Playoffs 11 1 0 1 15 3
1999-00 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 80 3 9 12 126 -18 |
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 0 2 2 21 -5 |
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 46 2 5 7 69 4 | Playoffs 21 0 5 5 6 5
2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 60 0 3 3 68 -1 |
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 8 0 0 0 2 -2 |
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 3 5 8 62 -17 |
Czech Republic EHT 1 0 0 0 2 |
Czech Republic (all) International 3 0 0 0 2 |
2004-05 HC Sparta Praha Czech 13 0 4 4 6 4 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 6 -7
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 72 3 12 15 66 -2 |
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 1 11 12 44 1 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 -1
2007-08 HC Ceske Budejovice Czech 6 0 0 0 4 2 |
Linköping HC SHL 50 0 8 8 74 -2 | Playoffs 16 1 1 2 39 2
Czech Republic EHT 9 0 4 4 14 |
Czech Republic (all) International 10 0 4 4 16 |
2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 15 0 4 4 8 -1 |
Albany River Rats AHL 25 1 4 5 35 7 |
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 0 5 5 29 1 |
Norfolk Admirals AHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2009-10 HC Ceske Budejovice Czech 52 5 9 14 80 -2 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 6 -1
Czech Republic EHT 6 1 0 1 14 |
Czech Republic (all) International 6 1 0 1 14 |
2010-11 Linköping HC SHL 41 0 5 5 24 11 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 2 0
HC Ceske Budejovice Czech 12 0 1 1 8 4 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 Linköping HC ET 4 0 0 0 0 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 152 6 18 24 0.16 230 -8 | 21 0 5 5 0.24 6 5
Czech 83 5 14 19 0.23 98 8 | 10 0 0 0 0.00 12 -8
Czech U18 38 3 4 7 0.18 0 0 |
Czech U20 41 2 3 5 0.12 10 0 |
EHT 16 1 4 5 0.31 30 0 |
EJC-18 6 0 1 1 0.17 6 0 |
ET 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
International 19 1 4 5 0.26 32 0 |
NHL 349 7 42 49 0.14 300 -26 | 5 0 0 0 0.00 2 -1
SHL 91 0 13 13 0.14 98 9 | 23 1 1 2 0.09 41 2
WHL 132 17 52 69 0.52 277 -12 | 11 1 0 1 0.09 15 3
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/18/2011
08/18/2011 Confirmed HC Dynamo Pardubice Retired
07/05/2011
07/05/2011 Confirmed Linköping HC HC Dynamo Pardubice
09/01/2010
09/01/2010 Loan Linköping HC HC Ceske Budejovice
08/10/2010
08/10/2010 Confirmed HC Ceske Budejovice Linköping HC
07/09/2009
07/09/2009 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning HC Ceske Budejovice
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1997, 1 #11 overall by Tri-City Americans in the CHL Import Draft

Cult/Star player for Tri-City Americans

Career transactions
- 2011-08-18 • Announced his retirement
- 2011-07-05 • Signed by Pardubice
- 2010-08-10 • Signed by Linköping
- 2009-07-09 • Signed by HC České Budějovice
- 2009-02-07 • Traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning with Wade Brookbank & a 2009 4th round pick (traded to TOR: later forfeited as punishment for Jonas Frögren contract CBA violation)
- 2008-07-02 • Signed by the Carolina Hurricanes
- 2007-10-03 • Signed by Linköping
- 2007-09-18 • Signed by HC České Budějovice
- 2004-09-17 • Signed to a lockout contract by HC Sparta Praha
- 1997-06-21 • Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins

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