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Petr Sykora
Petr Sykora
Right Wing
(SEE-kohr-ah)
Number: 17
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 19, 1976
Birthplace: Plzen, Czech Republic
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 2, 2007.
Drafted: NJD / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (18th overall)
2007-08:  Reached Stanley Cup Finals for fourth time in 12-year NHL career … Talented winger ranked third on team with 28 goals, topping 20-goal mark for 10th straight season … In first year with Penguins, had highest point total (63) since 2000-01 and highest goal total since 2002-03 … Scored 250th NHL goal Oct. 19 vs. Carolina and 600th career point Feb. 4 vs. New Jersey ... Equaled career high with 15 power-play goals … Had season-high four points, including game-winning goal, March 16 vs. Philadelphia … Added six goals, nine points in 20 playoff games … Scored dramatic triple-overtime game-winner in Game 5 of Cup Finals at Detroit … Scored a goal in Game 1 of first three playoff rounds.

NHL CAREER: Won Stanley Cup with New Jersey in 1999-2000 and reached Finals three other times – New Jersey 2001-02, Anaheim 2002-03 and Pittsburgh 2007-08 … Needs 25 goals for 300 in NHL … Made NHL debut with New Jersey in 1995-96 and played first seven seasons with Devils … Appeared in first NHL game at age of 18 years, 11 months, nine days … Named to NHL All-Rookie Team in 1995-96 … Set career highs of 35 goals, 81 points with New Jersey in 2000-01 .. … Also has played for New York Rangers and Edmonton. … Has 36 career two-goal games, the most in NHL history without a hat trick.

INTERNATIONAL: Represented the Czech Republic at 2004 Olympics, scoring one goal in four games … Also has played for Czech Republic in three World Championships (1998, 1999, 2005), two World Cups (1997 and 2005), and two World Junior Championships (1994, 1995) … Scored six goals in seven games for Czechs at 1994 World Juniors … Played for Magnitogorsk of Russian league during NHL lockout in 2004-05 and was teammate of  Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar.

 

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