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Jakub Petruzalek
Jakub Petruzalek
Number: 56
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 176
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 24, 1985
Birthplace: Litvinov, Czech Republic
Acquired: Acquired from the NY Rangers with a 2008 conditional draft pick in exchange for Brad Isbister
Drafted: NYR / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (266th overall)
Had totaled 75 points (24g, 51a) and 68 penalty minutes in 138 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Hartford and Albany entering the 2008-09 season... Also played seven games in the ECHL with Charlotte, tallying 10 points (1g, 9a)... Before turning professional, played parts of two seasons of junior hockey in North America, totaling 34 goals and 60 assists (94 points) in 83 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games, an average of 1.13 points per game... Ranked fifth among Ottawa (OHL) skaters in 2004-05 with 63 points in 59 games... Ranked second among Barrie skaters in points per game in 2005-06 (1.29)... Played 31 games with Litvinov of the Czech Republic’s Tipsport Extraliga between the 2002-03 and 2005-06 seasons, totaling one goal and one assist (2 points)... Also played for Litvinov’s junior team, registering 59 goals and 66 assists (125 points) in 77 games of junior hockey in the Czech Republic.

2007-08: Completed his second professional season in North America, spending the entire season with Albany (AHL)... Was second among River Rats skaters in games played (78) and third in points (45)... Played in his 100th career AHL game vs. Worcester (1/12)... Netted his first goal of the season and had a three-point game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (12/22)... Played in all seven AHL playoff games for Albany... Netted the first goal of the entire 2008 Calder Cup Playoffs, a breakaway score at 7:30 of the first period in Game 1 vs. Philadelphia (4/16)... Finished the playoffs with three points (2g, 1a) and eight penalty minutes.