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Petr Prucha
Petr Prucha
Right Wing
(PROO-kah)
Number: 25
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 175
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 14, 1982
Birthplace: Chrudim, Czech Republic
Hometown: Chrudim, Czech Republic
Drafted: NYR / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 8th (240th overall)
2008 TRAINING CAMP PROFILE PAGE

2007-08 SEASON:
Skated in 62 games with the Rangers, registering seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points, along with 22 penalty minutes ... 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 ... Also appeared in three post-season contests with the Rangers.

2006-07 SEASON:
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 to 1993-94) … Posted a three-game scoring streak from Mar. 5 vs. the Islanders to Mar. 10 at Pittsburgh (two goals and one assist) … Tallied the game-winning goal on a power play with 5:14 remaining in regulation on Mar. 8 at the Islanders (First Star) … Notched the game-tying goal 26 seconds into the third period on Mar. 5 vs. the Islanders … 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

2005-06 SEASON: 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/careerhigh 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 for the season 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 multigoal 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 shootoutdeciding 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.

AHL CAREER: Appeared in two games with Hartford during 2005-06 season, registering two goals and one assist for three points ... Was reassigned to Hartford (AHL) on Oct. 28.

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.

BACKGROUND:
Appeared in several magazines over past two seasons 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.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 22, 2002 - Rangers eighth round choice, 240th overall, in the 2002 NHL
Entry Draft.

LONGEST POINT STREAK: 6 (twice) last - 2/17/07 - 2/27/07 (three goals and three assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 6, 12/3/05 – 12-13/05 (nine goals)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3, 10/10/06 – 10/14/06 (three assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME:
2 (seven times), last – Dec. 29, 2007 at Tor. (Raycroft, Clemmensen)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 2, (three times) last – Nov. 28, 2006 vs. Atl.

MOST POINTS, GAME:
3 (three times), last – Jan 29, 2007 at Bos.

MOST PIM, GAME: 6, Jan. 31 2007 at Tor.

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 6, Apr. 11, 2006 vs. NYI

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 8, 2005 at N.J.

FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 17, 2006 vs. Fla. (Luongo)