Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jan Hejda
Jan Hejda was born June 18, 1978 in Prague, Czech Republic. Buffalo's fourth pick, 106th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Hejda spent time honing his skills in the Czech and Russian League prior to arriving in North America.

In July 2006, Hejda was traded to the Oilers by the Sabres in exchange for a seventh round draft-pick. He then signed a one-year contract with the Oilers in the same week. A strong puck moving defenseman, Hejda made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers in 2006-07 and went on to appear in 39 games.

In the summer of 2007, Hejda found himself on the move once again, signing as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hejda would provide the Blue Jackets with a steadying presence on the back end. In 2008 and 2009, his plus/minus ratings of +20 and +23 respectively were far and away the best on the Blue Jackets.

In the summer of 2011 Hejda's time in Columbus would come to an end. As an unrestricted free agent he inked a deal with the Colorado Avalanche.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 44 2 5 7 51 5 0 0 0 6
1998-99 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 34 1 2 3 38
1999-00 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 26 1 2 3 14
1999-00 HC Femax Havirov CzRep 7 0 2 2 6
1999-00 HC Stadion Liberec CzRep-2 1 0 0 0 4
2000-01 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 38 2 6 8 70 11 3 0 3 12
2000-01 SK Kadan CzRep-2 8 1 0 1 6
2001-02 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 42 9 8 17 52 9 1 1 2 14
2002-03 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 52 6 11 17 44 17 5 8 13 12
2002-03 Czech Republic WC-A 9 0 0 0 4 +2
2003-04 CSKA Moscow Russia 60 1 5 6 26
2003-04 Czech Republic WC-A 7 1 1 2 8 +5
2004-05 CSKA Moscow Russia 60 2 11 13 59
2004-05 Czech Republic WC-A 9 0 0 0 2 +2
2005-06 Khimik Moscow Region Russia 50 3 12 15 56 9 2 3 5 24
2005-06 Czech Republic WC-A 9 0 0 0 4 -2
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 39 1 8 9 20 -6
2006-07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 5 0 3 3 21 +6
2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 0 13 13 61 +20
2007-08 Czech Republic WC-A 7 1 0 1 0 0
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 3 18 21 38 +23 3 0 0 0 2
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 62 3 10 13 36 -14
2009-10 Czech Republic Olympics 5 0 0 0 4 +4
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 77 5 15 20 28 -6
2011-12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 81 5 14 19 24 -17
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 46 1 9 10 28 -3
2012-13 Czech Republic WC-A 8 0 1 1 0 -1
2013-14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 78 6 11 17 40 +8 7 0 0 0 6
2014-15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 81 1 12 13 42 -12
2014-15 Czech Republic WC-A 10 0 2 2 2 +1
2015-16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 11 0 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 627 25 110 135 317 10 0 0 0 8


Traded to Edmonton by Buffalo for Edmonton's 7th round pick (Nick Eno) in 2007 NHL Draft, July 10, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 5, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2011. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Lake Erie (AHL), December 5, 2015. Released from tryout by Lake Erie (AHL), January 8, 2016
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