Ondřej Pavelec

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Ondřej Pavelec
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Pavelec in April 2016
Born (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 32)
Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
Bílí Tygři Liberec
New York Rangers
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 41st overall, 2005
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2007–2018

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.

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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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pavelec out of hospital, fainting spell caused collapse". National Hockey League. Retrieved February 11, 2014.

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