Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michal Sykora
After playing in his home country of Czechoslovakia, Mical Sykora moved to North America to play in the WHL for the Tacoma Rockets for 1991. In his first season in North America, he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks and went on to be named to the league's Western first all-star team for 1993.

Sykora made his NHL debut with the Sharks in 1993-94 but spent the majority of the next two seasons with the team's IHL affiliate in Kansas City. He represented his home country in the 1996 World Championships where the team won gold as well as next year's World Cup.

During his fourth season with the Sharks, Sykora was traded to the Blackhawks in 1997. The 1998-99 season saw Sykora play in Europe until being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning where he played ten games. Sykora spent the entire 1999-2000 season playing in the Czech Republic before coming back to the NHL for the 2000-01 season when he signed with the Flyers as a free agent.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Tesla Pardubice Jr. Czech-Jr. 40 17 26 43 45
1990-91 Tesla Pardubice Czech 2 0 0 0
1990-91 Czechoslovakia EJC-A 5 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Tacoma Rockets WHL 61 13 23 36 46 4 0 2 2 2
1992-93 Tacoma Rockets WHL 70 23 50 73 73 7 4 8 12 2
1993-94 San Jose Sharks NHL 22 1 4 5 14 -4
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 47 5 11 16 30
1994-95 Kansas City Blades IHL 36 1 10 11 30
1994-95 San Jose Sharks NHL 16 0 4 4 10 +6
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 79 4 16 20 54 -14
1995-96 Czech Republic WC-A 8 0 1 1 6
1996-97 Czech Republic W-Cup 2 0 0 0 2
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 35 2 5 7 59 0
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 28 1 9 10 10 +4 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 28 1 3 4 12 -10
1997-98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 6 0 0 0 4 -4
1997-98 HC IPB Pojistovna Pardubice CzRep 1 1 0 1 2
1998-99 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 26 4 9 13 38 8 2 0 2
1998-99 HC Sparta Praha EuroHL 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 2 4 0
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 10 1 2 3 0 -7
1999-00 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 48 11 14 25 89 9 5 3 8 8
1999-00 HC Sparta Praha EuroHL 4 2 0 2 6 4 0 0 0 6
1999-00 Czech Republic WC-A 9 5 3 8 16 +7
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 49 5 11 16 26 +9 6 0 1 1 0
2001-02 HC IPB Pojistovna Pardubice CzRep 49 7 11 18 111 6 2 2 4 26
2001-02 Czech Republic Olympics 4 0 0 0 0 -1
2001-02 Czech Republic WC-A 7 1 2 3 12 +3
2002-03 HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice CzRep 45 6 17 23 58 8 4 5 9 6
2003-04 HC Moeller Pardubice CzRep 45 11 14 25 26 7 1 3 4 8
2004-05 HC Moeller Pardubice CzRep 2 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 267 15 54 69 185 7 0 1 1 0


WHL West First All-Star Team (1993)
WC-A All-Star Team (1996)
WC-A All-Star Team (2000)
Traded to Chicago by San Jose with Chris Terreri and Ulf Dahlen for Ed Belfour, January 25, 1997. Traded to Tampa Bay by Chicago for Mark Fitzpatrick and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Chris Dyment) in 1999 Entry Draft, July 17, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 6, 2000.