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Born September 14, 1982 (1982-09-14) (age 27),
Chrudim, CS
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Phoenix Coyotes
New York Rangers
HC Pardubice
NHL Draft 240th overall, 2002
New York Rangers
Career 2001 – present

Petr Průcha (born September 14, 1982, in Chrudim, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey forward for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

Petr Průcha was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 8th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 240th overall. He played 47 games in the 2004–05 season for HC Moeller Pardubice in the Czech Republic League, scoring seven goals with 17 points.

In the 2005–06 season he moved onto the Rangers as a rookie, and under the tutelage of Jaromír Jágr, scored 30 goals and 47 points in 68 games. His 16 powerplay goals on the season broke Camille Henry's record for the single-season rookie power play goal mark for the Rangers.

On July 5, 2007, Průcha re-signed with the Rangers to a 2 year deal worth $3.2 million.

On March 4, 2009, Průcha was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes along with Dimitri Kalinin and Nigel Dawes for Derek Morris.[1] On June 19, 2009, he signed a 2 year deal with the Coyotes worth $1.1 million per season.[2]

Career highlights

  • Led the Czech Republic Junior League in points during the 2001–02 season (33 assists and 56 points in 25 games).

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 HC Pardubice Czech 20 1 1 2 2 5 0 0 0 0
2002–03 HC Pardubice Czech 49 7 9 16 12 17 2 6 8 8
2003–04 HC Pardubice Czech 48 11 13 24 24 7 4 3 7 2
2004–05 HC Pardubice Czech 47 7 10 17 24 16 6 7 13 2
2005–06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 2 2 1 3 0
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 68 30 17 47 32 4 1 0 1 0
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 79 22 18 40 30 10 0 1 1 4
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 62 7 10 17 22 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 28 4 5 9 16
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 19 2 8 10 6
Czech totals 164 26 33 59 62 45 12 16 28 12
NHL totals 256 65 58 123 106 17 1 1 2 4

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