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.