Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jaroslav Kristek
Jaroslav Kristek was born March 16, 1980 in Zlin, Czech Republic. The fourth choice, 50th overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Kristek played for ZPS Zlin in the Czech Republic Jr. League and spent one season with HC Prostejov before making his North American debut in 1998-99.

After three seasons in the Czech Republic Jr. League, Kristek joined the WHLs Tri-City Americans in 1998. The Zlin, Czech Republic native spent two seasons with Tri-City amassing 64 goals and 73 assists for 137 points in 115 games before making his professional debut with the AHLs Rochester Americans in 2000-01.

A gold medalist with the Czech Republic at the 2000 World Junior Championships, Kristek spent two full seasons with the Americans before making his NHL debut with the Sabres during the 2002-03 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 AC ZPS Zlin Jr. CzRep-Jr. 34 33 20 53
1996-97 AC ZPS Zlin Jr. CzRep-Jr. 44 28 27 55
1997-98 HC ZPS Zlin Jr. CzRep-Jr. 7 8 5 13
1997-98 BHS Prostejov CzRep-2 4 0 0 0
1997-98 HC ZPS Barum Zlin CzRep 37 2 8 10 20
1997-98 Czech Republic EJC-A 6 4 2 6 8
1998-99 Tri-City Americans WHL 70 38 48 86 55 +30 12 4 3 7 2
1999-00 Tri-City Americans WHL 45 26 25 51 16 +5 2 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 5 1 6 2 +7
2000-01 Rochester Americans AHL 35 5 3 8 20 -2
2001-02 Rochester Americans AHL 43 3 6 9 20 0 1 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 0 0 0 4 -2
2002-03 Rochester Americans AHL 47 15 17 32 24 +3
2003-04 HC Ceske Budejovice CzRep 52 12 14 26 24
2004-05 HC Hame Zlin CzRep 45 5 10 15 14 16 2 2 4 6
2005-06 HC Hame Zlin CzRep 52 11 6 17 38 6 0 0 0 2
2006-07 HC Hame Zlin CzRep 26 3 5 8 10
2006-07 HC Energie Karlovy Vary CzRep 13 5 2 7 12 3 0 0 0 10
2007-08 HC Energie Karlovy Vary CzRep 51 6 9 15 28 19 10 2 12 2
2008-09 HC Energie Karlovy Vary CzRep 47 15 11 26 22 13 2 2 4 4
2009-10 HC Energie Karlovy Vary CzRep 44 8 10 18 14
2009-10 PSG Zlin CzRep 8 2 4 6 12 6 1 4 5 4
2010-11 HC Kosice Slovakia 55 14 32 46 38 14 5 8 13 22
2011-12 Lev Poprad KHL 39 10 6 16 14
NHL Totals 6 0 0 0 4


Signed as a free agent by Budejovice (CzRep) with Buffalo retaining NHL rights, August 26, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Zlin (CzRep), September, 2004.
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