Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Branko Radivojevic
Branko Radivojevic was born November 24, 1980 in Piestany, Slovakia. The 3rd round choice, 93rd overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Radivojevic is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey League's Belleville Bulls.

An intelligent and clever playmaker, Radivojevic spent the 1997-98 season with Dukla Trencin of the Slovakian Junior League and played one game with Dukla Trencin of the Slovakian League before making his North American debut in 1998-99.

In his first season with the Bulls, the Piestany, Slovakia native led all Belleville rookies in scoring and finished 8th among all OHL rookies. Belleville's Rookie of the Year, Radivojevic finished with 58 points (20 goals, 38 assists) in 68 games before notching 72 the following year.

In his final season in Belleville, Radivojevic established personal bests with 34-70-104 in 61 games and was a First Team OHL All-Star. His 104 points ranked third in the entire OHL behind only teammates Kyle Wellwood (118) and Jason Spezza (116).

On the international stage Radivojevic was a member of the 1998 Slovak Under-18 National Team and a member of Slovakia's 2000 World Junior Team.

Following his third season in Belleville, the Phoenix Coyotes signed Radivojevic as a free agent prior to the 2001-02 season. In his first year of professional hockey in 2001-02, Radivojevic spent the majority of the season with the Coyotes AHL affiliate in Springfield where he tallied 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists) in his rookie campaign while playing in a 18 games with the parent club.

Radivojevic had a solid 2002-03 campaign with the Phoenix Coyotes, allowing him to stay with the club for the entire season before being dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers along with veteran netminder Sean Burke for Mike Comrie following the 2004 NHL All-Star game.

Radivojevic would spend a season and a half with the Flyers who would allow the right winger to sign as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild in the summer of 2006.

Aside from his World Junior experience, Radivojevic has gone on to represent his homeland at the 2003 World Championships and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Dukla Trencin Jr. Slovak-Jr. 52 30 31 61 50
1997-98 Dukla Trencin Slovakia 1 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Slovakia EJC-A 6 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Belleville Bulls OHL 68 20 38 58 61 21 7 17 24 18
1999-00 Belleville Bulls OHL 59 23 49 72 86 +27 16 5 8 13 32
1999-00 Slovakia WJC-A 7 0 0 0 4 0
2000-01 Belleville Bulls OHL 61 34 70 104 77 +45 10 6 10 16 18
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 18 4 2 6 4 +1 1 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 62 18 21 39 64 -2
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 12 15 27 63 -2
2002-03 Slovakia WC-A 9 2 1 3 8 +3
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 53 9 14 23 36 -5
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 24 1 8 9 36 0 18 1 1 2 32
2004-05 Slovakia W-Cup 4 0 1 1 2 -4
2004-05 HC Vsetin CzRep 31 7 11 18 114
2004-05 Lulea HF Sweden 10 6 5 11 8 4 0 0 0 44
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 64 8 6 14 44 -6 5 1 0 1 0
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 11 13 24 21 -9 5 0 0 0 2
2006-07 Slovakia WC-A 7 2 1 3 6
2007-08 Minnesota Wild NHL 73 7 10 17 48 -14 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Spartak Moscow KHL 49 17 26 43 86 6 2 1 3 6
2008-09 Slovakia WC-A 6 0 1 1 4 -1
2009-10 Spartak Moscow KHL 56 18 37 55 115 9 0 5 5 33
2009-10 Slovakia Olympics 7 0 0 0 6 -1
2010-11 Spartak Moscow KHL 54 7 23 30 51 4 2 3 5 2
2010-11 Slovakia WC-A 6 0 1 1 6 -1
2011-12 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 43 7 20 27 24 12 5 2 7 10
2011-12 Slovakia WC-A 10 4 4 8 2 +5
2012-13 Spartak Moscow KHL 50 4 17 21 23 5 1 4 5 2
2012-13 Slovakia WC-A 8 3 2 5 2 +2
NHL Totals 393 52 68 120 252 31 2 1 3 36


OHL First All-Star Team (2001) Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, June 19, 2001. Traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix with Sean Burke and Ben Eager for Mike Comrie, February 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Vsetin (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), January 27, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 6, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Spartak Moscow (KHL), June 8, 2008.