Jiří Fischer

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Jiří Fischer
Born July 31, 1980 (1980-07-31) (age 35)
Horovice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
National team Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1998
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1999–2005

Jiří Fischer (born July 31, 1980) is a Czech retired professional ice hockey defenceman. Fischer played with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1999 to 2006. He won the Stanley Cup with them in 2002. Fischer is the current director of player development for the Detroit Red Wings.[1]

On November 21, 2005, during a game against the Nashville Predators, Fischer collapsed on the bench after entering cardiac arrest and was resuscitated by CPR and by an Automated External Defibrillator after being unconscious for six minutes.[2] The game was halted and later played on January 23, 2006 marking the first time a hockey game has been stopped due to an injury. The Predators won the game 3-2.[3] Fischer was released from Detroit Receiving Hospital on November 23, 2005.[4]

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