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Born May 30, 1971 (1971-05-30) (age 38),
Jihlava, CZE
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
CZE team
F. teams
HC Litvínov
Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Atlanta Thrashers
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
Ntl. team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1990
Vancouver Canucks
Career 1988 – present
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Bronze 1992 Albertville Ice hockey
Gold 1998 Nagano Ice hockey

Jiří Šlégr (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈʃlɛːɡər]  ( listen); born May 30, 1971) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for HC Litvínov of the Czech Extraliga. He is also the estranged son of former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Jiří Bubla.

Šlégr was drafted 23rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

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Playing career

Šlégr played parts of three seasons with the Canucks, before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Oksiuta, where he played for parts of two seasons. Spent the 1996–97 season playing in Europe. Returned to the NHL where he had been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 3rd round draft pick and played three and a half seasons there. In January 2001, he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for a 3rd round draft pick. Atlanta traded Šlégr to the Detroit Red Wings for Yuri Butsayev and a 3rd round draft pick in March 2002. He signed as a free agent with Vancouver in September 2003, but after falling out of favor with Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford, was traded to the Boston Bruins in January, 2004 for a conditional pick. Šlégr spent the 2004–05 NHL lockout season with HC Litvínov in the Czech Republic before returning to the Boston Bruins for the 2005–06 season. He is currently playing with HC Litvínov and since March 2007 for the playoff with the Swiss Team EHC Biel.

Šlégr won a gold medal in the 2005 World Championships and 1998 Olympics for the Czech Republic, and a Bronze Medal in the 1992 Olympics for Czechoslovakia. He also won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002. Having won all three major trophies in ice-hockey he is the member of prestigious Triple Gold Club.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 4 22 26 109 5 0 3 3 4
1993–94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 5 33 38 86
1994–95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 19 1 5 6 32
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 1 5 6 14
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 57 4 13 17 74
1997–98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 5 12 17 109 6 0 4 4 2
1998–99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 3 20 23 86 13 1 3 4 12
1999–2000 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 11 20 31 82 10 2 3 5 19
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 42 5 10 15 60
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 33 3 16 19 36
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 38 3 5 8 51
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 16 2 5 7 8
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 36 4 15 19 27 7 1 1 2 0
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 32 5 11 16 56
NHL totals 622 56 193 249 838 42 4 14 18 39

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