Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Stan Neckar
Born in Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia Neckar starred for his local team and helped his country win the bronze medal at the 1993 World Junior Championships. In 1994 NHL Entry Draft the Ottawa Senators selected him 29th overall. He came to North America during the owners' lockout and suited up briefly for the IHL's Detroit Vipers. When the NHL season resumed, he played 48 games with the Senators.

Neckar played 82 games for Ottawa in 1995-96 and demonstrated much more poise. Following the NHL season he scored four points for the Czech Republic when they struck gold at the 1996 World Championships. Neckar was also called upon to play for his country in the inaugural World Cup later that year. Injuries limited him to five games in 1996-97 then he returned to play most of the 1997-98 season on the improved Sens.

The 1998-99 season was an unstable period for Neckar. He started the year in Ottawa then was traded to the New York Rangers where he played 18 games before he was shipped to the Phoenix Coyotes. Neckar was a solid performer for the Coyotes in 1999-00 but was traded to the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning late in the 2000-01 schedule. He looked comfortable with his new team and, with compatriot Pavel Kubina, appeared to have a valuable role with the club.

Neckar played in a career high 77 games in 2001-02 and playing sound defence in 2002-03 as the Lightning clinched their first playoff birth since the 1995-96 season. In 2003-04 Neckar signed as a free agent with the Nashville Predators and went on to play only one game with club, before being subsequently traded back to Tampa Bay at the 2004 trade deadline. Neckar didn't see any ice time for the Bolts upon his return, yet he saw limited action during the club's run in the post season to the Stanley Cup title.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Motor Ceske Budejovice Jr. Czech-Jr. 18 1 3 4
1992-93 Motor Ceske Budejovice Czech 42 2 9 11 12
1992-93 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 2 0 2 6
1993-94 HC Ceske Budejovice CzRep 12 3 2 5 2 3 0 0 0
1994-95 Detroit Vipers IHL 15 2 2 4 15
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 48 1 3 4 37 -20
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 3 9 12 54 -16
1995-96 Czech Republic WC-A 8 1 3 4 2
1996-97 Czech Republic W-Cup 3 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 0 0 2 +2
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 60 2 2 4 31 -14 9 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 3 0 2 2 0 -1
1998-99 New York Rangers NHL 18 0 0 0 8 -1
1998-99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 11 0 1 1 10 +3 6 0 1 1 4
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 66 2 8 10 36 +1 5 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 53 2 2 4 63 -2
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 0 2 2 8 -1
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 1 7 8 24 -18
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 70 1 4 5 43 -6 7 0 2 2 2
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 1 1 0 +2
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 3 0 3 3 2 +2
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2004-05 HC Ceske Budejovice CzRep-2 16 2 6 8 8 16 0 1 1 18
2005-06 Sodertalje SK Sweden 36 0 3 3 73
NHL Totals 510 12 41 53 316 29 0 3 3 8


Traded to NY Rangers by Ottawa for Bill Berg and NY Rangers' 2nd round pick (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Jordan Leopold) in 1999 NHL Draft, November 27, 1998. Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers for Jason Doig and Phoenix's 6th round pick (Jay Dardis) in 1999 NHL Draft, March 23, 1999. Traded to Tampa Bay by Phoenix with Nikolai Khabibulin for Mike Johnson, Paul Mara, Ruslan Zainullin and NY Islanders' 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Matthew Spiller) in 2001 NHL Draft, March 5, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, November 26, 2003.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to groin injury suffered in practice, November 29, 2003. Traded to Tampa Bay by Nashville for Tampa Bay's 6th round pick (Kevin Schaeffer) in 2004 NHL Draft, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Budejovice (CzRep-2), December 16, 2004.
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