Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ales Hemsky
Ales Hemsky was born August 13, 1983 in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The 1st choice, 13th overall selection of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Hemsky split the 1999-00 season with HC Pardubice-Jr and HC Pardubice of the Czech Republic League before joining the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques in 2000-01.

An offensively gifted player, Hemsky spent two seasons with the Olympiques registering 63 goals and 197 points before making his NHL debut with the Oilers in 2002-03. In his first full season in the NHL, Hemsky tallied six goals and 24 assists for 30 points, before improving on those totals in 2003-04.

During the NHL lockout in 2004-05 Hemsky played 47 games for his hometown HC Moeller Pardubice of the Czech Republic Extraleague and registered 31 points. While competing with Pardubice Hemsky was named playoff MVP as the club won the league championship.

In the 2005-06 season, Hemsky returned to the Oilers and blossomed offensively scoring a career high and team leading 77 points. His offensive contribution toward the end of the regular season helped the Edmonton Oilers sneak into the 2006 NHL playoffs. Hemsky and the Oilers took the league by surprise defeating each divisional champion en route to the Stanley Cup Finals. However, in the final round of the playoffs the Oilers would finish one win short of thier goal. Hemsky tallied five game winning goals during the 2006 playoffs in what would be his breakout season with the Oilers.

In his 10th season as an Oilers, Hemsky was traded on March 5, 2014 to the Ottawa Senators for a fifth and third round draft pick. He would go on to appear in 20 games for the Senators as the 2013-14 season came to an end.

As a free agent, on July 1, 2014, Hemsky signed a three year contract with the Dallas Stars. In his first year in Dallas, Hemsky scored 11 times and added 21 assists. He would follow that up with a 13 goal, 26 assist campaign in 2015-16. Injuries would limit Hemsky to just 15 the following season and in the summer of 2017, as an unrestricted free agent, he signed a deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

On the international stage, Hemsky represented his homeland numerous times including the 2006 Olympic Winter Games and brought home gold at the 2005 World Championship.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 HC Pardubice Jr. CzRep-Jr. 45 20 36 56 54 7 4 14 18 36
1999-00 HC IPB Pojistovna Pardubice CzRep 4 0 1 1 0
2000-01 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 68 36 64 100 67 +14 5 2 3 5 2
2001-02 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 53 27 70 97 86 +26 10 6 10 16 6
2001-02 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 3 6 9 6 -1
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 59 6 24 30 14 +5 6 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 12 22 34 14 -7
2004-05 HC Moeller Pardubice CzRep 47 13 18 31 28 16 4 10 14 26
2004-05 Czech Republic WC-A 7 2 0 2 2 +5
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 19 58 77 64 -5 24 6 11 17 14
2005-06 Czech Republic Olympics 8 1 2 3 2 0
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 13 40 53 40 -7
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 74 20 51 71 34 -9
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 72 23 43 66 32 +1
2008-09 Czech Republic WC-A 7 2 4 6 4 +2
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 22 7 15 22 8 +7
2010-11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 47 14 28 42 18 +3
2011-12 Edmonton Oilers NHL 69 10 26 36 43 -13
2011-12 Czech Republic WC-A 10 5 3 8 8 +3
2012-13 HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice CzRep 27 14 18 32 52
2012-13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 38 9 11 20 16 -6
2013-14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 55 9 17 26 20 -13
2013-14 Czech Republic Olympics 5 3 1 4 0 0
2013-14 Ottawa Senators NHL 20 4 13 17 4 -2
2014-15 Dallas Stars NHL 76 11 21 32 16 -8
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 75 13 26 39 20 +3 13 1 3 4 2
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL 15 4 3 7 0 -1
NHL Totals 838 174 398 572 343 43 7 14 21 16


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2002) Signed as a free agent by Pardubice (CzRep), September 18, 2004. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to shoulder injury vs. Los Angeles, November 25, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Pardubice (CzRep), September 17, 2012. Traded to Ottawa by Edmonton for Ottawa's 5th round pick (Liam Coughlin) in 2014 NHL Draft and Ottawa's 3rd round pick (later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Sergey Zobrovskiy) in 2015 NHL Draft, July 1, 2014. Missed majority of 2016-17 due to hip injury in World Cup of Hockey 2016 and resulting surgery, October 31, 2016. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 3, 2017.
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