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Petr Prucha
Petr Prucha
Right Wing
Number: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 175
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 14, 1982
Birthplace: Chrudim, Czech Republic
Hometown: Chrudim, Czech Republic
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Acquired: From NY Rangers with Nigel Dawes and Dmitri Kalinin for Derek Morris, Mar. 4, 2009
Drafted: NYR / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 8th (240th overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Tied for fifth in goals (59) among the 2005-06 rookies (Ovechkin - 163, Vanek - 104, Crosby - 99, Getzlaf - 63, Perry - 59)… Missed six contests with a shoulder injury suffered on Feb. 10 at Washington … Registered two power play goals in a 6-1 win at Toronto on Dec. 29 … Tallied the game-deciding goal in the shootout
and added an assist on Nov. 3 vs. the Devils.

CAREER NOTES
Has skated in 209 career games with the Rangers, collecting 59 goals and 45 assists for 104 points, along with 84 penalty minutes ... Over the last two seasons, ranks fourth in goals (52) among the 2005-06 rookies (Ovechkin - 98, Crosby - 75, Vanek - 68). 2005-06: Appeared in 68 games with the Rangers, registering 30 goals and 17 assists for 47 points, along with 32 penalty minutes … Ranked second in the NHL with a 23.1 shooting percentage … Ranked second on the team and was fourth in the NHL among all rookies with 30 goals and 16 power play goals … Ranked eighth in scoring among all NHL rookies with 47 points … Tied for 11th in the league with two shootout-deciding goals … Notched his 16th power play goal of the season on Apr. 11 vs. the Islanders and set the Rangers record for most power-play goals in a season by a rookie; The goal also marked his 30th goal of the season, making him only the ninth Rangers rookie to reach the 30-goal plateau ... His 30 goals is the most by a Rangers rookie since
Tony Amonte tallied 35 in 1991-92 ... His 30th goal made the Rangers the first team in NHL history to have a rookie skater register at least 30 goals and a rookie goaltender total at least 30 victories (Henrik Lundqvist) in the same season ... Posted a five-game point-scoring streak from Mar. 12 to Mar. 20, registering two goals and five assists over the span … Recorded a power play goal and two assists, tying a season/career-high with three points, on Mar. 18 vs. Toronto, earning Third Star honors … Missed eight games with a knee injury from Feb. 8 to Mar. 11 … Notched an even strength goal in the third period on
Jan. 28 vs. Pittsburgh, becoming the 15th player in Rangers history to record 25 goals or more as a rookie … Registered 26 points (20 goals and six assists) in 26 games from Nov. 19 to Jan. 19 … Tallied two goals and added an assist (First Star) on Jan. 19 at Pittsburgh, marking his first career three-point game … Notched his 20th goal of the season, a power play tally, on Jan. 7 vs. Florida, becoming the first Rangers rookie to reach the 20-goal plateau since Mike York tallied 26 in 1999-00 … Led all rookies with 12 goals in the month of December… Posted a six-game goal-scoring streak from Dec. 3 at Washington
to Dec. 13 vs. Vancouver, tying the second longest goal scoring streak in the NHL this year and matched a Rangers franchise record for a rookie goal scoring streak (D. Turcotte 1989-90, Tony Granato 1988-
89, Bill Cook 1926-27) … Notched his first career multi-goal game on Dec. 5 vs. Minnesota, tallying two power play goals, including the game-winner … Notched a goal and an assist on Nov. 20 vs. Boston,
marking his first career multi-point game … Registered his second shootout-deciding goal of the season on Nov. 9 at Florida, lifting the Rangers to a 4-3 victory … Tallied a power play goal in regulation and notched the shootout-deciding goal on Nov. 5 vs. New Jersey, helping the Rangers win 3-2 … Tallied his first career NHL goal on Oct. 17 vs. Florida … Made his Rangers/NHL debut on Oct. 8 at New Jersey,
posting a plus-one rating ... Appeared in four postseason contests with the Rangers, tallying one goal. 2006-07: Appeared in 79 games with the Rangers, registering 22 goals and 18 assists for 40 points, along with 30 penalty minutes … Established career-highs in games played (79) and assists (18) … Ranked first in goals among all NHL players that logged less than 13:00 of total icetime per game … Tied for third on the team with eight power play goals and ranked fifth on the team with 22 goals … Registered a power play goal, along with a game-winning assist on Mar. 31 at Philadelphia; With the goal, became the first Rangers to score 20 or more goals in his first two NHL seasons since Alex Kovalev (1992-93 - 1993-94) … Registered a power play assist and logged a season-high 17:14 of total icetime on Feb. 27 vs. Montreal … Registered two goals and one assist, along with a plus-three rating on Jan. 29 at Boston (Second Star) ... Tied a career-high with a six-game scoring streak from Feb. 17 vs. Philadelphia to Feb. 27 vs. Montreal (three goals and three assists) … Posted a career-high, three-game assist streak from Oct. 10 vs. Philadelphia to Oct. 14 at Buffalo, collecting three assists over the span … Recorded a pair of assists, including a game-winning assist, on Oct. 5 vs. Washington. ... Skated in 10 post-season games, registering one assist and four penalty minutes.

CZECH REPUBLIC CAREER
Skated in 164 career games for Pardubice in the Czech Republic Extraleague, registering 26 goals and 33 assists for 59 points, along with 62 penalty minutes. 2004-05: Skated in 47 games for Pardubice in the Czech Republic Extraleague, registering seven goals and 10 assists 17 points, along with 24 penalty minutes … Tallied two assists on Nov. 5 against Jihlava, marking his first multiple-point game of the season … Scored his first goal of the season on Dec. 5 against Liberec … Appeared in 16 games during
the playoffs, registering six goals and seven assists for 13 points, helping Pardubice capture the Extraleague championship … Ranked second on the club in postseason scoring and tied for second on the team in goals and third in assists … Registered a five-game scoring streak from Mar. 27 to Apr. 9, recording eight points (four goals, four assists) over the span … Recorded four multiple-point games during the playoffs 2003-04: Posted career-bests in all offensive categories, including: goals (11), assists (13) and points (13).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
Has competed in several international tournaments for the Czech Republic. 2006: Was selected to participate in the 2006 Winter Olympics for the Czech Republic, but was unable to play due to injury. 2005: Was a member of the gold medal-winning Czech Republic team at the 2005 World Championships, skating in three games for his country. 2004: Appeared in seven games at the 2004 World Championships, collecting three goals and one assist for four points, along with six penalty minutes … Tied for third on the team with three goals. 2002: In seven games at the U-20 World Junior Championships, he tallied one goal and accumulated two penalty minutes.

PERSONAL
Appeared in several magazines last season including February’s Gotham Magazine, the SI Olympic Special Issue, and FHM’s Olympic Feature with fellow Rangers and Czech teammates Jaromir Jagr and Martin Straka ... Loves to travel … Was roommates with teammate Jaromir Jagr in his rookie season … Single.
 
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