Pavelec in April 2016
August 31, 1987|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
Bílí Tygři Liberec
New York Rangers
|National team||Czech Republic|
41st overall, 2005|
Ondřej Pavelec (born August 31, 1987, in Kladno, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He also played for the Atlanta Thrashers before they relocated to Winnipeg.
Career[change | change source]
Before playing the NHL, Pavelec played 2 seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). During his time with Cape Breton, Pavelec was able to win the Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy for having the lowest GAA in the league, the Raymond Lagacé Trophy for defensive rookie of the year and the RDS Cup for rookie of the year.
He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers with the 41st overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played 7 games with the Thrashers and was sent down to their AHL affiliate team, the Chicago Wolves. During that season with the Wolves, Pavelec helped them win a Calder Cup. He spent 5 seasons between both the Wolves and Thrashers.
On October 8, 2010, during a game against the Washington Capitals, Pavelec collapsed and lost consciousness. He was stretchered off the ice and was taken to the hospital. The doctors said that the cause of the collapse was neurocardiogenic syncope and that he had suffered a concussion when his head hit the ice earlier. He was released from the hospital on October 11, 2010.
References[change | change source]
- "Pavelec out of hospital, fainting spell caused collapse". National Hockey League. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Ondřej Pavelec career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Ondřej Pavelec player profile at NHL.com