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Petr Sykora

Petr Sykora  #15

Right Wing
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: November 19, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Plzen, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: NJD / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (18th overall)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1996) Traded to Anaheim by New Jersey with Mike Commodore, Jean-Francois Damphousse and Igor Pohanka for Jeff Friesen, Oleg Tverdovsky and Maxim Balmochnykh, July 6, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia), August 12, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Anaheim with NY Rangers' 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington - Washington selected Brett Bruneteau) in 2007 Entry Draft for Maxim Kondratiev, January 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 11, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 17, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to concussion vs. Dallas, November 7, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Plzen (CzRep), October 5, 2010. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, October 5, 2011.
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It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday