Jiří Fischer

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Jiří Fischer
Born July 31, 1980 (1980-07-31) (age 34)
Horovice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
NHL team 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 in Hořovice, Czechoslovakia) is a retired professional ice hockey player played in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings from 1999 to 2006 and won the Stanley Cup in 2002 with them.

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. 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.

Fischer is the current director of player development for the Detroit Red Wings.