Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Radim Bicanek
Defenseman Radim Bicanek was Ottawa's second pick, 27th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He had been scouted while playing junior hockey in the Czech Republic for Dukla Jihlava. An impressive performance at the 1993 World Junior Championships raised the level of his stock even further.

Bicanek felt he wanted to become accustomed to the North American style of play, and with two years of junior eligibility remaining, joined the Belleville Bulls of the OHL where he showed a solid blend of offensive and defensive skills.

In 1994-95 Bicanek got his first crack at the NHL, suiting up for six games with the Ottawa Senators. Although he showed signs of promise, the Senators felt he needed more seasoning and sent him to the AHL's P.E.I. Senators for the entire 1995-96 campaign. The following year he played another 21 games in Ottawa but was unable to convince the coaching staff he was able to keep a regular spot on the roster.

In March 1999, Ottawa traded Bicanek to the Chicago Blackhawks where he appeared in 18 games over two seasons. The Columbus Blue Jackets selected him in the 2000 Expansion Draft but he played in just nine games with the club before being sent back to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. In 2001-02 he earned a full-time roster spot with Columbus, skating with the team for 60 of their 82 games and has since joined the AHL's Binghamton Senators.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Dukla Jihlava Czech 43 2 3 5
1992-93 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 1 0 1 0
1992-93 Czech Republic EJC-A 6 3 1 4 10
1993-94 Belleville Bulls OHL 63 16 27 43 49 12 2 8 10 21
1994-95 Belleville Bulls OHL 49 13 26 39 61 16 6 5 11 30
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 0 0 0 +3
1994-95 P.E.I. Senators AHL 3 0 1 1 0
1995-96 P.E.I. Senators AHL 74 7 19 26 87 5 0 2 2 6
1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 21 0 1 1 8 -4 7 0 0 0 8
1996-97 Worcester IceCats AHL 44 1 15 16 22
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL 9 1 3 4 16 -1
1997-98 Manitoba Moose IHL 42 1 7 8 52 -2
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 7 0 0 0 4 -1
1998-99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 46 8 17 25 48 -4
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 0 0 6 -3
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 0 3 3 4 +7
1999-00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 70 5 27 32 125 -3 9 2 2 4 8
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 9 0 2 2 6 +1
2000-01 Syracuse Crunch AHL 68 22 43 65 124 +5 5 4 2 6 2
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 60 1 5 6 34 -15
2002-03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 56 6 17 23 111 -12
2002-03 Binghamton Senators AHL 21 3 10 13 42 +5 14 2 4 6 26
NHL Totals 122 1 11 12 62 7 0 0 0 8


AHL Second All-Star Team (2001) Traded to Chicago by Ottawa for Los Angeles' 6th round pick (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Martin Prusek) in 1999 NHL Draft, March 12, 1999. Claimed by Columbus from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000.
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