Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andrej Podkonicky
Andrej Podkonicky was born May 9, 1978 in Zvolen, Czech Republic. The eighth round, 196th overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Podkonicky came to North America in 1996 and joined the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks.

An offensively gifted forward with size, the Zvolen native played two seasons in the WHL before making his professional debut with the Blues AHL affiliate in Worcester in 1998. After parts of three seasons in the Blues organization, Podkonicky was traded to the Florida Panthers in the early stages of the 2000-01 season. Upon his arrival in Florida, Podkonicky was assigned to the team's AHL affiliate in Louisville and impressed the Panthers brass enough to warrant a six game stint with the parent club during the season.

Following a partial season with the Panthers, Podkonicky decided to return overseas and over the next three seasons suited up for teams in Finland, Slovakia and Germany. While overseas, the Washington Capitals signed the former Portland junior in the summer of 2002 and in the summer of 2003 opted to return to North America. Upon his return, Podkonicky saw action in two games with Washington, while spending the majority of the season with the club's AHL affiliate in Portland.

On the international stage, Podkonicky represented Slovakia at the 1998 World Junior Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 HK Hell Zvolen Slovak-2 17 0 4 4 6
1995-96 HK Hell Zvolen Slovak-2 38 18 12 30 18
1996-97 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 71 25 46 71 127 6 1 1 2 8
1997-98 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 64 30 44 74 81 +52 16 4 12 16 20
1997-98 Slovakia WJC-A 6 3 5 8 27
1997-98 Portland Winter Hawks M-Cup 4 7 4 11 4
1998-99 Worcester IceCats AHL 61 19 24 43 52 +1 4 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Worcester IceCats AHL 77 16 25 41 68 0 9 2 5 7 6
2000-01 Worcester IceCats AHL 16 2 3 5 15
2000-01 Florida Panthers NHL 6 1 0 1 2 0
2000-01 Louisville Panthers AHL 41 6 10 16 31
2001-02 HIFK Helsinki Finland 23 3 6 9 41
2001-02 HC Slovan Harvard Bratislava Slovakia 16 11 2 13 2 19 4 7 11 49
2002-03 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 52 18 15 33 54
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 56 12 14 26 31 +3 7 0 2 2 16
2004-05 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 24 9 4 13 16 10 3 4 7 4
2005-06 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 39 11 26 37 76 5 1 2 3 16
2006-07 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 49 11 12 23 140 12 3 2 5 32
2006-07 Slovakia WC-A 4 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Vityaz Chekhov Russia 37 6 4 10 57
2007-08 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 5 1 0 1 2 9 2 1 3 8
2007-08 Slovakia WC-A 5 1 1 2 2 0
2008-09 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 51 14 23 37 75 3 0 0 0 2
2009-10 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 43 13 19 32 61 15 6 5 11 8
2009-10 Slovakia WC-A 6 1 1 2 4 -1
2010-11 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 52 9 19 28 81 7 0 2 2 29
2011-12 HC Kometa Brno CzRep 16 3 3 6 10
2011-12 BK Mlada Boleslav CzRep 43 10 10 20 38
2011-12 BK Mlada Boleslav CzRep-Q 7 1 1 2 14
2012-13 HKm Zvolen Slovakia 53 24 25 49 112 17 6 6 12 14
2013-14 HKm Zvolen Slovakia 38 10 11 21 40 4 0 1 1 8
NHL Totals 8 1 0 1 2


Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1998)
Ed Chynoweth Award (Memorial Cup Top Scorer) (1998)
Traded to Florida by St. Louis for Eric Boguniecki, December 17, 2000. Signed as a free agent by HIFK (Finland), August 14, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), August 3, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 14, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), May 2, 2004.