20. Petr Sykora

A First Round Pick in 1995, Petr Sykora made the Devils roster right away, and the Czechoslovakian Right Wing scored 42 Points and was a First Team All-Rookie.

 

In his fourth year, Sykora took his game to the next level (1998-99), where he had a 72 Point year, where he was eighth in Lady Byng voting.  He had 68 Points the year after, where he helped take New Jersey to a Stanley Cup win, and had the playoff lead in Even Strength Goals with eight. Sykora followed that with his best statistical year, where he had career-highs in Goals (35), Assists (46), Points (81), and Point Shares (10.6).  He was with the Devils for one more year before he was traded to the Mighty Ducks.

Sykora won a second Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009.  With New Jersey, Sykora scored 394 Points with a +91.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 18th Overall in the NHL Draft 7/8/95.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim with Mike Commodore, Jean-Francois Damphousse, and Igor Porhanka for Jeff Friesen, Oleg Tverdovsky, and Maxim Balmochnykh 7/6/02.

  • Games Played: 527
  • Notable Statistics:

    166 Goals
    228 Assists 
    394 Points 
    222 PIM 
    .75 PPG 
    +91 Plus/Minus 
    46.7 Point Shares 
    51 Points in 81 Playoff Games

  • Played For: New Jersey Devils
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (2000)
    First Team All-Rookie (1996)

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