Carolina Hurricanes
Josef Vasicek
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JosefVasicek
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 5"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 214
BIRTHDATE: 09/12/1980
BIRTHPLACE: Havlí?k?v Brod, CZE
DRAFTED: CAR: 1998-91 overall
* Had nine points (2g, 7a) in 25 games with Carolina after being acquired from Nashville in exchange for Eric Belanger on Feb. 9 * Had four goals and nine assists (13 points) in 38 games with Nashville prior to the trade * HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 341 gp, 57-78-135, 229 pim SEASON HIGHS Goals: 1 (five times) Assists: 2 (twice) Points: 3 (3/17 at NJ) Penalty minutes: 5 (12/23 vs. LA) Shots: 3 (four times) Time on Ice: 18:37 (12/14 vs. OTT) Hits: 3 (2/1 at PHX) Blocked Shots: 2 (three times) Plus/Minus: +2 (three times)
Draft:
Carolina 1998 (4-91-4)
First NHL Game:
Oct. 7, 2000 in a 3-3 tie vs. Washington
First NHL Point:
Oct. 13, 2000, an assist in a 2-2 tie at Florida
First NHL Goal:
Oct. 13, 2000 in a 2-2 tie at Florida
Most Goals, Game:
3 - Oct. 28, 2003 in a 3-0 win vs. San Jose
Most Assists, Game:
2 - 8 times (Last: Nov. 30, 2006 in a 5-4 Nashville win at St. Louis)
Most Points, Game:
4 - Apr. 3, 2006 in a 6-5 overtime win vs. Washington
Career Hat Tricks:
1 - Oct. 28, 2003 in a 3-0 win vs. San Jose
Most Penalty Minutes, Game:
5 Dec. 23, 2006 in a 7-0 Nashville win vs. Los Angeles

2005-06 Season: Completed his fifth NHL season and fifth with the Hurricanes... Returned to action after missing 59 games vs. WSH (4/3)... Scored two goals and had two assists - his first career four-point night - and was named first star of the game in his return... Had left knee surgery 12/5... Surgery was performed by Dr. Douglas Martini of Cary Orthopedic... Left the game with a left knee injury at FLA (11/11)... Assisted on Brind'Amour's game-winning goal vs. FLA (11/5)... Tallied an empty-net goal and was (+3) vs. PHI (10/28)... Played his 300th NHL/Hurricanes game at WSH (10/22)... Scored his first goal of the season and assisted on Cullen's goal at NJ (10/15)... Earned his first point of the season with an assist on Eric Staal's first goal of the game at NYI (10/8)... Played in six of Carolina's eight preseason games... Led the team and ranked second in the NHL with seven preseason goals... Led the team and tied for sixth in the NHL with 10 preseason points... Games missed due to injury: 59 (knee: 11/12-4/1).

2006 Playoffs: Appeared in eight of Carolinas 23 post-season games, capturing the Stanley Cup for the first time in his career... Appeared in four of the Hurricanes six games in the first round against Montreal, one game against New Jersey in the conference semifinals and three of seven games in the Stanley Cup Finals against Edmonton.

Career: Is in his sixth season in the NHL with the Hurricanes... Was re-acquired by Carolina on Feb. 9, 2007 in exchange for Eric Belanger Had been traded to Nashville from Carolina on July 18, 2006 in exchange for Scott Walker Originally selected with the Hurricanes fourth pick (91st overall) in the fourth round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft... Was a member of the Czech National Team for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey... Accumulated 128 points (47g, 81a) in 120 games during his two-year OHL career. 1998-99: Registered 56 points (21g, 35a) for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) and was nominated for the leagues Rookie of the Year... Ranked ninth among all rookies in points while finishing fourth on his team in assists and sixth in points and goals... Received honorable mention honors for OHL Rookie of the Month (11/98) when he tallied 12 points (2g, 10a) in 12 games. 1999-00: Completed second season in the OHL with Sault Ste. Marie... Led the Greyhounds in assists (46) and was second in points (72) and third in goals (26)... Tallied 20 points (5g, 15a) in 17 playoff games... Named the Greyhounds captain and co-Playoff MVP... Won a gold medal while representing the Czech Republic at the 2000 World Junior Championships. 2000-01: Made the jump straight from junior hockey to the NHL... His third-period goal put the team ahead to stay vs. BOS (2/18)... Scored his second goal in two games at 6:37 of the first period vs. BOS (1/18)... Scored the game-tying goal at 19:22 of the third period his first goal since 11/29 at FLA as a sixth attacker at MTL (1/16) to send game into overtime... Re-directed a shot to score the game-tying goal at 14:12 of the third period at FLA (11/29)... Scored the first goal of the game and earned an assist vs. NSH (11/26)... Scored his second goal of the season, and first career power-play goal, against NJ (10/27)... Assisted on goals by Shane Willis and Martin Gelinas at MTL (10/21)... Recorded his first two NHL points at FLA (10/13)... Assisted on Rob DiMaios goal at 1:53 of the first period for his first NHL point at FLA (10/13)... Scored his first NHL goal at 5:39 of the second period on goaltender Trevor Kidd... Was named first star of the game... Made his NHL debut against WSH (10/7)... Played in all six games of the 2001 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey... Scored Carolinas first goal in Games 1 (4/12) and 5 (4/20). 2001-02: Completed his second NHL season with the Hurricanes... Set new career-highs in games played (78), goals (14), assists (17) and points (31)... Scored his 14th goal of the season at ATL (4/14)... Notched his 13th goal of the season at NJ (3/23)... Tallied a goal and an assist and was named first star vs. PIT (2/5)... Returned to action vs. NSH (1/23) after missing four games with a knee injury... Scored his 11th goal of the season and was (+1) at EDM (1/10)... Scored his 10th goal of the season at WSH (12/30)... Assisted on Martin Gelinas' game-winning third-period goal vs. TOR (12/26)... Scored his ninth goal of the season at BUF (12/14)... Tallied his eighth goal of the season at FLA (12/8)... Played in his 100th career NHL game vs. CBJ (11/19)... Scored the overtime game-winning goal at 0:52 of the extra period vs. PHX (11/4)... Assisted on both of Sami Kapanen's goals and was (+2) vs. NYR (11/2)... Scored a goal at 4:46 of the second period and added an assist vs. LA (10/28)... Scored a goal at 18:30 of the first period vs. NYI (10/26)... Scored the game-winning goal at MIN (10/24)... Found the net for the second straight game vs. ATL (10/20)... Scored his second goal of the season at NYI (10/18)... Scored his first goal of the season at 11:10 of the first period vs. DAL (10/7)... Missed four games due to injury (knee: 1/15-21)... Played in all 23 playoff games for Carolina, notching five points (3g, 2a)... Scored his third goal of the playoffs in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals vs. DET (6/8)... Assisted on Martin Gelinas' overtime goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals to clinch the Eastern Conference title at TOR (5/28)... Scored his second goal of the playoffs in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at MTL (5/13)... Scored the overtime game-winning goal at 8:16 of the extra period against Martin Brodeur in Game 5 of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. NJ (4/24). 2002-03: Earned two assists vs. TOR (3/25)...Scored a goal and earned an assist at MTL (3/22)...Played his 200th NHL/Hurricanes game at BUF (3/12)...Earned an assist on the game-winner vs. WSH (2/14)...Scored a power-play goal and earned an assist at LA (2/7)...Scored his first power-play goal of the season at SJ (2/5)...Notched a goal, earned the lone assist on the game-winner and was named first star of the game vs. FLA (1/24)...Scored two goals and earned second-star honors atWSH (1/22)...Scored his first goal after missing 25 games with a back injury vs.ATL (12/27)...Returned to action after missing 21 consecutive games due to a back injury vs. FLA (12/6)...Left the game due to back spasms vs. NJ (10/19)...Earned his first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist and was plus-2 vs. ATL (10/11). Was named first star of the game...Missed 25 games due to injury (back: 10/17, 10/22-12/4, 12/15-12/20). 2003-04: Completed his fourth NHL season and fourth with Carolina... Established career-highs in goals (19), assists (26), points (45), penalty minutes (60) and games played (82)... Led the Hurricanes in goals (19), points (45), games played (82), game-winning goals (5) and shooting percentage (11.8 %)... Had points in seven of the last eight games (3/20-4/4: 3g, 6a)... Notched his 19th goal of the season vs. BOS (3/30)... Scored the game-winner - his team-leading fifth of the season - vs. FLA (3/25)... Had his fifth multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist vs. BOS (2/21)... Notched his 14th goal of the season at TOR (1/27)... Tallied his 13th goal of the season and was named second star at NJ (1/21)... Scored a goal and added a pair of assists at TB (1/15)... Netted a pair of goals, including the game-winner vs. NYR (1/8)... Scored his ninth goal and third game-winner of the season at NYI (11/26)... Tallied his eighth goal and second game-winner of the season vs. ATL (11/13)... Scored his seventh goal of the season vs. NYR (11/6)... Scored his sixth goal of the season at TB (11/1)... Scored his fifth goal of the season with a power-play tally at NYR (10/30)... Notched his first career hat trick by scoring all three goals in Carolina's 3-0 victory vs. SJ (10/28). Skated 16:59 in the game, was (+2) and was named first star of the game... Earned a pair of assists at BOS (10/23)... Scored Carolina's first power-play goal of the season vs. FLA (10/13)... Earned his first point of the season with an assist on Cole's goal at FLA (10/9) 2004-05: Played in all 52 games with Slavia Praha of the Czech Republic Extraleague, scoring 20 goals and adding 23 assists to lead the team in scoring... Finished the season ranked tied for eighth in the league with 43 points (Martin Erat, Pavel Patera)... His 20 goals ranked second on the team to Ziggy Palffys 21... Playoffs: Tied for the team lead with Palffy, notching seven points (1g, 6a) in seven playoff contests... His six assists led the team in the postseason... Represented the Czech Republic at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Austria... Tallied two points (1g, 1a) and was plus-3 for his home nation at the World Championships as the Czech Republic captured the gold medal.

Personal: Josef is single.