Petr Prucha
Petr Průcha is a Czech
Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the east, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west and northwest....

 professional ice hockey
Ice hockey
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Forward (ice hockey)
In ice hockey, a forward is a player position on the ice whose primary responsibility is to score goals. Generally, the forwards try to stay in three different lanes, also known as thirds, of the ice going from goal to goal. It is not mandatory however, to stay in a lane. Staying in a lane aids in...

 who is currently playing for SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League
Kontinental Hockey League
The Kontinental Hockey League is an international professional ice hockey league in Eurasia founded in 2008. As of 2009, it is ranked as the strongest hockey league in Europe....


Playing career

Petr Průcha was drafted by the New York Rangers
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in the borough of Manhattan in New York, New York, USA. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League . Playing their home games at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are one of the...

 in the 8th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft
2002 NHL Entry Draft
The 2002 NHL Entry Draft was held June 22–23 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. 291 players were drafted in total: 35 from the OHL; 23 from the QMJHL; 43 from the WHL; 41 from the NCAA; 6 from U.S high schools and 110 from outside North America....

, 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
Jaromir Jagr
Jaromír Jágr is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger who plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League . Jágr formerly played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, and New York Rangers, serving as captain of the Penguins and the Rangers...

, scored 30 goals and 47 points in 68 games. His 16 powerplay
"Power play" is a sporting term used in various games.*In ice hockey, a team is said to be on a power play when at least one opposing player is serving a penalty, and the team has a numerical advantage on the ice...

 goals on the season broke Camille Henry
Camille Henry
Camille Joseph Wilfred "The Eel" Henry was a professional ice hockey left winger who played for the New York Rangers, the Chicago Black Hawks and the St...

'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
Nigel Dawes
Nigel Dawes is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger for Barys Astana. Before joining Barys, he played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Atlanta Thrashers and the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League...

 for Derek Morris. On June 19, 2009, he signed a 2 year deal with the Coyotes worth $1.1 million per season.

After playing unproductively for some time, the Phoenix Coyotes assigned Prucha to the San Antonio Rampage
San Antonio Rampage
The San Antonio Rampage are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League based in San Antonio, Texas. They are the top affiliate of the Florida Panthers of the NHL. Their home arena is the AT&T Center.-History:...

 of the American Hockey League. Unwilling to play for a minor league team, Prucha soon left for the Kontinental Hockey League to play for SKA St. Petersburg.

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 (sports)
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Goal (ice hockey)
In ice hockey, a goal is scored when the puck completely crosses the goal line between the two goal posts and below the goal crossbar. A goal awards one point to the team attacking the goal scored upon, regardless of which team the player who actually deflected the puck into the goal belongs to...

Assist (ice hockey)
In ice hockey, an assist is attributed to up to two players of the scoring team who shot, passed or deflected the puck towards the scoring teammate, or touched it in any other way which enabled the goal, meaning that they were "assisting" in the goal. There can be a maximum of two assists per goal...

Point (ice hockey)
Point in ice hockey has three official meanings:* A point is awarded to a player for each goal scored or assist earned. The total number of goals plus assists equals total points. In some European leagues, a goal counts as two points, and an assist counts as one...

Penalty (ice hockey)
A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for inappropriate behavior. Most penalties are enforced by detaining the offending player within a penalty box for a set number of minutes, during which, the player can not participate in play. The offending team usually may not replace the player on the ice,...

2001–02 HC Pardubice
HC Pardubice
HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice is a professional ice hockey club that plays in the Czech Extraliga. It is located in Pardubice, home venue is ČEZ Arena. The club previously was named HC Eaton Pardubice, but since the 2011–12 season the club is named HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice.-History:Ice hockey is...

Czechoslovak Extraliga
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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 AHL season
The 2005–06 AHL season was the 70th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hershey Bears won the Calder Cup, defeating the Milwaukee Admirals in the finals....

Hartford Wolf Pack
Hartford Wolf Pack
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American Hockey League
The American Hockey League is a 30-team professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League...

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2005–06 New York Rangers
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in the borough of Manhattan in New York, New York, USA. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League . Playing their home games at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are one of the...

National Hockey League
The National Hockey League is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which operates a major professional ice hockey league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which 7 are currently located in Canada and 23 in the United States...

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 NHL season
The 2008–09 NHL season was the 92nd season of operation of the National Hockey League . It was the first season since prior to the 2004–05 lockout in which every team played each other at least once during the season, following three seasons where teams only played against two divisions in the...

New York Rangers NHL 28 4 5 9 16
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes
Phoenix Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in Glendale, Arizona. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League . They play their home games at Arena....

NHL 19 2 8 10 6
2009–10 NHL season
The 2009–10 NHL season was the 93rd season of operation of the National Hockey League , and the 100th season since the founding of the predecessor National Hockey Association . It ran from October 1, 2009, including four games in Europe on October 2 and 3—until April 11, 2010, with the 2010...

Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 13 9 22 23 7 1 2 3 4
2010–11 NHL season
The 2010–11 NHL season was the 94th season of operation of the National Hockey League . It was the fourth consecutive season that opened in Europe with NHL Premiere . A record three events were scheduled, all in previous NHL Premiere cities: Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; and Prague, Czech...

Phoenix Coyotes NHL 11 0 1 1 4 - - - - -
2010–11 AHL season
The 2010–11 AHL season is the 75th season of the American Hockey League. An all-time high of thirty teams will play 80 games each during the regular season schedule, which started on October 8, 2010 and ended on April 10, 2011...

San Antonio Rampage AHL 20 8 13 21 2 - - - - -
2010–11 KHL season
The 2010–11 KHL season is the third season of the Kontinental Hockey League. It was held from 8 September 2010 and ended on 16 April 2011.The season started with the Opening Cup game between the last season's finalists, Ak Bars Kazan and the new team that was created by merging last season's...

SKA St. Petersburg KHL 11 1 2 3 4 4 3 0 3 0
Czech totals 164 26 33 59 62 45 12 16 28 12
NHL totals 345 78 68 146 132 24 2 3 5 8
AHL totals 22 10 14 24 2 - - - - -
KHL totals 11 1 2 3 4 4 3 0 3 0

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