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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH JOSEF VASICEK

Wednesday, 09.03.2003 / 5:05 PM / News
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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH JOSEF VASICEK

Center Entering Fourth NHL Season

Josef Vasicek
Center Josef Vasicek will look to bounce back from a season that saw him miss 25 games with a back problem.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2003) – Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Josef Vasicek on a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced.

“This is the final piece in place to prepare for a training camp without distractions,” said Rutherford. “We feel a healthy Joe will be a better player with more production.”

Vasicek (6’ 5”, 210 lbs.) had 10 goals, 10 assists (20 points) and 33 penalty minutes in 57 games last season. He missed 25 games during 2002-03 due to a back injury, including a 21-game stretch, Oct. 22-Dec. 4. In three seasons with the Hurricanes, Vasicek has played 211 regular-season games and has notched 32 goals and 40 assists (72 points) while accumulating 139 penalty minutes. In 29 NHL playoff games, the 22-year old has scored five goals and earned two assists (7 points). The Hurricanes selected the Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic native in the fourth round, 91st overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

In April, Vasicek represented his native Czech Republic at the 2003 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Finland. Vasicek posted two assists, two penalty minutes and a 56 percent face-off percentage in nine games for the fourth-place Czech team.

The Hurricanes open their seventh season in North Carolina on Oct. 9 at Florida, before returning to the RBC Center for their home opener, Saturday, Oct. 11 against defending Stanley Cup champion New Jersey.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
5 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
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11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
13 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
14 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
15 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 31 6 13 -13 19
E. Staal 26 7 11 -10 18
R. Nash 31 4 12 -3 16
J. Skinner 27 7 8 -4 15
E. Lindholm 31 8 6 -7 14
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
N. Gerbe 27 3 9 -2 12
A. Sekera 29 1 11 -8 12
V. Rask 31 4 5 -8 9
C. Terry 22 5 3 -2 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 9 12 1 .909 2.47
A. Khudobin 0 7 2 .892 3.11