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Position Forward
Shoots Right
Nickname(s) Pruch, Prooks
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
New York Rangers
HC Pardubice
Nationality CZE
Born September 14 1982 (1982-09-14) (age 27),
Chrudim, CS
NHL Draft 240th overall, 2002
New York Rangers
Pro Career 2001 – present


Petr Průcha (born September 14, 1982, in Chrudim, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey forward for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.

Průcha was scouted by the Rangers at the same time as Henrik Lundqvist, and has paid big dividends for the Rangers. He was drafted in the 8th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 240th overall.

He played 47 games in the 2004-05 season for HC Moeller Pardubice in the Czech Republic League, scoring seven goals with 17 points.

The next season Průcha moved onto the New York Rangers, and as a rookie scored 30 goals and 47 points in 68 games. His 16 powerplay goals on the season broke Camille Henry's record for the single-season rookie power play goal mark for the Rangers.

Jaromír Jágr took the young Czech Průcha under his wing, as Průcha was new to New York in 2005. During the 2005-06 NHL season he and Jagr shared an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, however they no longer do.

After Průcha scores a goal in a game at Madison Square Garden, the song "Genghis Khan" by Dschinghis Khan is played since the "Hoo Haa" part sounds like the name "Průcha."

On July 5, 2007, Průcha re-signed with the Rangers to a 2 year deal worth $3.2 million.

Career highlights

  • Led the Czech Republic Junior League in points during the 2001-02 season (33 assists and 56 points in 25 games)

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001-02 HC Pardubice Czech 20 1 1 2 2 5 0 0 0 0
2002-03 HC Pardubice Czech 49 7 9 16 12 17 2 6 8 8
2003-04 HC Pardubice Czech 48 11 13 24 24 7 4 3 7 2
2004-05 HC Pardubice Czech 47 7 10 17 24 16 6 7 13 2
2005-06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 2 2 1 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 New York Rangers NHL 68 30 17 47 32 4 1 0 1 0
2006-07 New York Rangers NHL 79 22 18 40 30 10 0 1 1 4
Czech Totals 164 26 33 59 62 45 12 16 28 12
NHL Totals 147 52 35 87 62 14 1 1 2 4

Statistics as of May 6, 2007

External links

  • Petr Průcha's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Petr Průcha at TSN.ca


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