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167. Petr Sykora

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167. Petr Sykora

Petr Sykora enjoyed a very nice career in the National Hockey League where the gifted two way player where he played 1,017 Games and more importantly won two Stanley Cups.  Sykora won the first with the New Jersey Devils, the team where he had three consecutive 65 Point Seasons (1988-89 to 2000-01).  It was in that last season where he won the Cup with the Devils.  He was actually in the Finals the year after with New Jersey where he had 22 Points and finished with a Plus 15, which was the highest in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, though his team would go down to defeat to the Colorado Avalanche.   Sykora would win his second Stanley Cup in a more reserve role with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009.

Sykora represented the Czech Republic multiple times internationally, the highlight being two World Championship Teams in 1999 and 2005.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Plzen, Czechoslovakia
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2016
  • Position: Right Wing
  • Played For: New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Czech Republic (Olympics 2002, World Cup of Hockey 1996 & 2004, World Hockey Championship 1998, 1999 & 2005)
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Rings (2) (New Jersey Devils 2001 & Pittsburgh Penguins 2009)

    World Hockey Championship Gold Medal (2) (Czech Republic 1999 & 2005)

    World Hockey Championship Bronze Medal (1) (Czech Republic 1998)

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