Jaroslav Bednar
Jaroslav Bednar
Right Wing
(BEHD-nash, JAHR-oh-slahv)
Number: 27
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Right
Born: Nov 9, 1976
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Acquired: Traded from the Los Angeles Kings along with D Andreas Lilja on Nov. 26, 2002, in exchange for Dmitry Yushkevich and a 2003 fifth-round pick.
Drafted: LAK / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (51st overall)

2003-04 NOTES: Scored his first goal of the season Nov. 11 vs. Tampa Bay...Recorded his first point of the season, an assist, Nov. 7 vs. Pittsburgh...2002-03 NOTES: Had an assist in the 4-1 victory over Carolina on April 4... Netted the lone Panthers' goal at Tampa Bay on Feb. 27... Scored the game-tying goal with 2:06 remaining in the third period of the 2-2 tie against Buffalo on Feb. 24... Had two assists in the 3-0 victory over Boston on Jan. 15 at the Office Depot Center... Netted the game-winning goal and an assist in the 3-0 victory at Buffalo on Dec. 20... Scored the game-tying goal against Toronto on Dec. 18... Scored a power-play goal against Vancouver on Nov. 30 at the Office Depot Center... Recorded a pair of assists in his Panthers debut playing against his former team in the 5-2 victory at Los Angeles on Nov. 27... Played 15 games recording nine assists and a +3 plus/minus rating before being traded to the Panthers on Nov. 26... Had two assists for Los Angeles on Nov. 2 against Nashville... 2001-02 NOTES: Played 22 games with Los Angeles scoring four goals and two assists for six points... Scored his first NHL goal on March 16 against Pittsburgh... Also recorded points in the next three games... Played three playoff games for the Kings... Played 48 games for Manchester (AHL) scoring 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points... CAREER NOTES: Led the Finnish Elite League in goals with 32 during the 2000-01 season playing for HIFK Helsinki... Netted 34 goals and 28 assists for 62 points in 1999-00 playing for JYP Jyvaskyla in Finland... Played three seasons in the Czech Elite League before playing in Finland... Originally selected in the second round (51st overall) by Los Angeles at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

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