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Martin Straka (b. September 3rd 1972 in Plzen, Czech Republic) is a professional forward who plays in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers.

19th choice overall of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, the Czech forward of the HC Plzen only lasted a couple of seasons in Pittsburgh before being traded to the Sens for Troy Murray and Norm Maciver. The 1995-96 season proved to be a very busy one, as he wore the colours of three different teams; he, Don Beaupre and Bryan Berard got traded to the Islanders for Wade Redden and Damian Rhodes. On March 15th, he was claimed off waivers by the Panthers. After one full season with the Panthers, he signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team he will brilliantly play for until 2003, posting career highs in assists (68) and points (95) in 2000-01. He was traded to Los Angeles for prospect Sergei Anshakov and defenseman Martin Skrbak. Following the 2004-05 NHL lock-out, during which he returned to Plzen, Straka signed with the Rangers, where he plays on the top line with his countrymate and former teammate with Pittsburgh, Jaromír Jágr.

Straka took part in the 1998 Olympic Games and 2006 Olympic Games, winning respectively the gold and bronze medals with the Czech National Team.

Pittsburgh Penguins captains
McDonald | Schock | Pronovost | Kindrachuk | Carlyle | Bullard | Ruskowski | Frawley | Lemieux | Coffey | Cullen | Hillier | Francis | Jágr | Straka | Crosby

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