Canucks Re-Sign Defenceman Lukas Krajicek
Krajicek, 24, played in his first season with the Canucks last season after being acquired from Florida Panthers, recording career high numbers in goals (3), points (16), and games played (78). The 6’2”, 190 lbs. defenceman finished the season with 16 points (3-13-16) and 64 penalty minutes, including two game-winning markers. Krajicek also made his NHL playoff debut with the Canucks, appearing in all 12 of Vancouver’s post-season games, notching two assists and 12 penalty minutes. In 168 career NHL games split between Vancouver and Florida, Krajicek has registered 39 points (6-33-39) and 126 penalty minutes.
The native of Prostejov, Czech Republic has also suited up internationally on several occasions, most recently at the 2003 World Junior Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he tied for second in team scoring with four points (2-2-4). He also represented the Czech Republic at the 2002 World Junior Championships.
Krajicek was originally selected in the first round, 24th overall, by the Florida Panthers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by Vancouver along with Roberto Luongo and a sixth-round draft pick in exchange for Bryan Allen, Alex Auld and Todd Bertuzzi.