Peter Bondra

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Peter Bondra
Born February 7, 1968 (1968-02-07) (age 46)
Lutsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
National team Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
NHL Draft 156th overall, 1990
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1986–2007

Peter Bondra (born February 7, 1968) is a retired Slovak professional ice hockey player that played a total of 17 seasons in the NHL.

Bondra was drafted 156th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. Bondra played 14 seasons with the Capitals. Because of a disappointing year, the Capitals traded some of their veteran players. Bondra was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Brooks Laich and a second round draft pick. Bondra was noticeably sad and was choked up during the press conference that announced the trade.[1] Bondra played 1 season with the Senators before signing with HK Tatravagónka ŠKP Poprad of the Slovak Extraliga because of the 2004-05 NHL lockout. After the lockout ended, he signed with the Atlanta Thrashers. He played 1 season with the Thrashers. On December 10, He signed a contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. While he was a member of the Blackhawks, he scored his 500th NHL career goal. This made him the 37th player in league history to reach the 500–goal mark and the fourth player to record his 500th goal while a member of the Blackhawks.[2] He retired from professional ice hockey on October 29, 2007.[3]

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