Lukas Krajicek was born March 11, 1983 in Prostejov, Czech Republic. The 2nd choice, 24th overall selection of the Florida Panthers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Krajicek is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey League's Peterborough Petes.
Selected third overall in the 2000 CHL Import Draft, Krajicek spent one season with Detroit Compuware in the North American Hockey League in 1999-2000 before joining Peterborough in 2000-01.
A very good skater with strong puckhandling skills, Krajicek has excellent hockey sense and reacts very quickly in defensive situations. The Petes Rookie of the Year and a member of the OHL's First All-Rookie Team in 2000-01, Krajicek was voted a finalist as the OHL's Eastern Conference's Best Skater and attended the Czech Republic's selection camp for the World Under-18 Team.
Krajicek split his 2001-02 season with the Petes and Ceske Budejovice of the Czech Republic Elite League before playing in a handful of games with the Panthers in the latter part of the season. In 2003-04, Krajicek spent the majority of the 2003-04 season honing his skills with the AHL's San Antonio Rampage, while seeing limited action with the parent club in Florida.
In 2005-06, Krajicek had his first full season with the Panthers as he laced-up for 67 games with the club. Despite cracking the Panther line-up, Krajicek was involved in a blockbuster trade that sent him to Vancouver with teammate Roberto Luongo in exchange for Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld in the summer of 2006.
During Krajicek's pair of seasons in Vancouver he managed 26 points and had his 2007-08 season cut short due to injury. Early into the next season, the Canucks opted to deal Krajicek along with prospect Juraj Simek to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Michel Ouellet and Shane O'Brien.
On the international stage, Krajicek was a two-time member of the Czech Republic's World Junior team (2002-2003).