Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jiri Hudler
Jiri Hudler was born January 4, 1984 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The first choice, 58th overall selection of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Hudler honed his skills in the Czech Republic before making his North Amerian debut in 2003-04.

A diminutive, yet offensively gifted forward, Hudler spent the better part of his first professional season with Detroit's AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids where he tallied 49 points (17-32-49) in 57 games, while seeing limited action with the parent club in Detroit. He continued to toil in the minors over the next few seasons and went on to lead the Griffins in points (96) during the 2005-06 season. His play earned him a roster spot in 2006-07 where he would go on to play 76 games with the Red Wings and lead the club's rookies in points, goals and assists. In his second full season in Motor City, Hudler bettered his offensive output and was a regular in the 2007-08 playoffs in which he captured his first Stanley Cup.

The 2011-12 season would be a strong one offensively for Hudler. In 81 games he tallie 25 goals and 25 assists for an even 50 points. At season's end he became an unrestricted free agent and tested the open market. On July 2, 2012 he inked a deal to join the Calgary Flames.

Hudler would appear in 42 games for Calgary during the lockout-shortened season, recording 10 goals and 17 assists. Hudler would follow that up with a 17-goal, 54-point season in 2013-14.

During the 2014-15 season, Hudler would score career highs in goals with 31 and points with 45. Due to his fine play he would be rewarded with the Lady Byng Memoiral Trophy, given annually to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.

The following season, with his contract expiring and the Flames out of the playoff hunt, Hudler was moved at the NHL trade deadline to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a pair of draft picks.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 HC Vsetin U17 CzR-U17 46 57 57 114
1999-00 HC Vsetin Jr. CzRep-Jr. 53 29 31 60 75
1999-00 HC Slovnaft Viva Vsetin CzRep 2 0 1 1 0
1999-00 Czech Republic WJ18-A 6 0 2 2 8 -2
2000-01 HC Vsetin Jr. CzRep-Jr. 16 8 14 22 16
2000-01 HC Slovnaft Vsetin CzRep 22 1 4 5 10
2000-01 HC Femax Havirov CzRep 15 5 1 6 12
2001-02 HC Vsetin CzRep 46 15 31 46 54
2001-02 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 1 2 3 0 +1
2001-02 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep-2 13 9 7 16 10
2001-02 HC Olomouc CzRep-3 1 0 2 2 4
2001-02 Czech Republic WJ18-A 8 7 7 14 8 +5
2002-03 HC Vsetin CzRep 30 19 27 46 22
2002-03 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 11 1 5 6 12 1 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Czech Republic WC-A 9 2 4 6 2 0
2002-03 Czech Republic WJC-A 6 3 4 7 2
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 12 1 2 3 10 -1
2003-04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 57 17 32 49 46 +16 4 1 5 6 2
2003-04 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 2 3 5 6
2004-05 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 52 12 22 34 10 +1
2004-05 HC Vsetin CzRep 7 5 2 7 10
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 2 0
2005-06 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 76 36 61 97 56 +5 16 6 16 22 20
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 15 10 25 36 +16 6 0 2 2 4
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 13 29 42 26 +11 22 5 9 14 14
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 23 34 57 16 +7 23 4 8 12 6
2009-10 Dynamo Moscow KHL 54 19 35 54 18 4 0 1 1 4
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 10 27 37 28 -7 10 1 2 3 6
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 25 25 50 42 +10 5 2 0 2 4
2012-13 HC Lev Praha KHL 4 0 1 1 2
2012-13 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 4 3 2 5 4
2012-13 Calgary Flames NHL 42 10 17 27 22 -13
2012-13 Czech Republic WC-A 8 4 1 5 6 -3
2013-14 Calgary Flames NHL 75 17 37 54 16 +4
2013-14 Czech Republic WC-A 10 1 3 4 8 -1
2014-15 Calgary Flames NHL 78 31 45 76 14 +17 11 4 4 8 2
2015-16 Calgary Flames NHL 53 10 25 35 17 -1
2015-16 Florida Panthers NHL 19 6 5 11 10 0 6 0 1 1 4
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL 32 3 8 11 4 -3
NHL Totals 708 164 264 428 243 83 16 26 42 40


AHL Second All-Star Team (2006) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (2015) Signed as a free agent by Vsetin (CzRep), December 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), July 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, May 24, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), September 20, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), December 19, 2012. Traded to Florida by Calgary for Florida's 2nd round pick (Tyler Parsons) in 2016 NHL Draft and Florida's 4th round pick in 2018 NHL Draft, February 27, 2016. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 24, 2016. Missed majority of 2016-17 due to recurring lower-body injury and as a healthy reserve.
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