Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 pounds
Born: 2.5.76 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
|How he arrived: Traded by the Phoenix Coyotes for Mike Rupp and Devils' 2nd round pick in the
2004 E.D., 3.5.04
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets, 8.10.05
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Hrdina had come to be a good two-way player when he played for the Penguins. He struggled a little bit when he was
with the Coyotes, but his acquisition by the Devils was to get an extra center for the stretch run.
He didn't do TOO bad. On the other hand, it's hard to judge quality on how a rental went, although you see the numbers
up there and can draw your own conclusion.
After the lockout was over, he came out of it with a contract for the Blue Jackets. He only played the one season with
them, scoring 33 points.
He would leave for Europe after that. Specifically, he played 10 games for HIFK in the Finnish League before moving
to HV 71 of the Swedish League for 3 seasons. It was during the 08-09 season that he only played 3 games with them;
he returned to North America for some needed hip surgery. He ultimately had two on the same hip, which, along with
some groin and back issues over recent years, lead to his retirement.
Not long after, he joined the board of the Czech Extraliga.
|Entry Draft: 1995 Fifth Round Pick (128th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise