Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jiri Bicek
Jiri Bicek was born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia on December 3, 1978 and played for his hometown team in the Slovakia Elite League. After impressing NHL scouts, Bicek was New Jersey's fourth choice in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Sent to the AHL's Albany River Rats, the left-winger adapted nicely to the North American game and was into his fourth season in Albany when injuries prompted Bicek's arrival in New Jersey and his debut as a Devil in 2001. In 2001-02, Bicek opened the season with New Jersey, but was returned to the River Rats after that sole game. Over the course of the next two seasons, Bicek continued to hone his skills in the AHL, yet was on hand when the Devils captured the Stanley Cup in 2003.

Bicek was signed as a free agent by Kosice (Slovakia) on September 17, 2004.

On the international stage, Bicek was a two-time member of Slovakia's World Junior team (1996-1997) and represented them again at the 1997 World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 HC Kosice Jr. Slovak-Jr. 42 38 36 74 18
1995-96 HC Kosice Slovakia 30 10 15 25 16 9 2 4 6 0
1995-96 Slovakia WJC-A 6 2 5 7 4
1995-96 Slovakia EJC-A 5 1 3 4 8
1996-97 HC Kosice Slovakia 44 11 14 25 20 7 1 3 4
1996-97 Slovakia WJC-A 6 2 1 3 4
1996-97 Slovakia WC-A 8 1 0 1 4
1997-98 Albany River Rats AHL 50 10 10 20 22 -3 13 1 6 7 4
1998-99 Albany River Rats AHL 79 15 45 60 102 +23 5 2 2 4 2
1999-00 Albany River Rats AHL 80 7 36 43 51 -23 4 0 2 2 0
2000-01 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 1 0 1 4 0
2000-01 Albany River Rats AHL 73 12 29 41 73 -3
2001-02 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2001-02 Albany River Rats AHL 62 15 19 34 45 -30
2002-03 New Jersey Devils NHL 44 5 6 11 25 +7 5 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Albany River Rats AHL 24 4 10 14 28 -7
2003-04 New Jersey Devils NHL 12 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Albany River Rats AHL 55 12 18 30 37 -8
2004-05 HC Kosice Slovakia 54 18 23 41 69 10 6 8 14 4
2005-06 Leksands IF Sweden 50 16 12 28 48
2005-06 Leksands IF Sweden-Q 10 2 2 4 14
2006-07 HC Kosice Slovakia 14 3 5 8 8
2006-07 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 35 8 9 17 34 6 2 1 3 39
2007-08 KalPa Kuopio Finland 35 13 14 27 32
2008-09 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 33 7 8 15 16
2008-09 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 15 1 3 4 4 9 3 6 9 20
2008-09 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss-Q 2 1 1 2 2
2008-09 Slovakia WC-A 6 0 0 0 2 -5
2009-10 Sodertalje SK Sweden 44 5 2 7 22
2009-10 Sodertalje SK Sweden-Q 10 2 2 4 16
2010-11 HC Vagnerplast Kladno CzRep 44 16 12 28 28
2011-12 Rytiri Kladno CzRep 50 13 12 25 22 3 1 2 3 0
2012-13 Rytiri Kladno CzRep 17 2 2 4 4
2012-13 HC Energie Karlovy Vary CzRep 27 4 10 14 2
2013-14 HC Kosice Slovakia 52 14 14 28 20 17 1 5 6 4
2014-15 HC Kosice Slovakia 46 13 10 23 14 17 6 3 9 4
2015-16 HC Kosice Slovakia 47 13 27 40 10 10 0 4 4 0
2016-17 HC Kosice Slovakia 54 15 18 33 12 6 1 1 2 4
NHL Totals 62 6 7 13 29 7 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Kosice (Slovakia), September 17, 2004.
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