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Jiri Novotny

Jiri Novotny  #12

Center
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: August 12, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: BUF / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (22nd overall)
Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Nicholas Petrecki) in 2007 Entry Draft for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), September 7, 2009.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday