Libor Hájek



  • DOB: 2/4/1998
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 206
  • Hometown: Smrcek, Czech Rep.
  • Drafted: 2nd round (37th) in 2016 (TBL)

Career Notes:  2021-22: Appeared in 17 NHL games w/ NY Rangers, scoring one assist. Collected assist on 12/27/21 @ FLA. Dressed in five games w/ AHL Hartford on conditioning stint from 11/12/21 – 11/20/21, collecting two assists. Scored assist in games on 11/13/21 @ PRO (Anthony Greco OTGWG) and 11/17/21 Vs. BRI (Tanner Frtiz)…2020-21: Skated in 44 games w/ NY Rangers (2 g, 2 a). Scored on 3/6/21 @ New Jersey and 4/11/21 @ NY Islanders. Represented Czech Republic at 2021 IIHF World Championship, playing in eight games (1 g, 2 a). Appeared in ten games w/ HC Kometa Brno in Czech League (Loan) prior to 2020-21 NHL season. Scored two assists in those ten games…2019-20: Skated in 28 NHL games w/ NY Rangers (0 g, 5 a) and 23 games w/ AHL Hartford (1 g, 2 a). Scored lone goal of the season on 3/1/20 V. Providence. Fired season-high four shots on 1/24/20 Vs. Bridgeport…2018-19:  Tallied first career NHL point with a goal for NY Rangers 3/9 vs. New Jersey (Third Star in 4-2 win), before suffering season-ending injury later in the game...Had two shots on goal in NHL debut 3/1 vs. Montreal, after earning first career NHL recall from NY Rangers 2/28...Had Wolf Pack team-high (and tied for game-high) five shots on goal 12/8 @ Hershey...Posted his first point in a Wolf Pack uniform with an assist 10/24 vs. Lehigh Valley...Was +2 in Wolf Pack debut 10/5 (4-2 win in season opener vs. Providence)...2017-18:  Helped lead Regina (WHL) team to Memorial Cup Final (lost 3-0 to Acadie-Bathurst of QMJHL), notching 1-2-3 in five Memorial Cup GP…Tied for second-most goals among Regina defensemen, and had third-most points and assists among team blueliners (a combined 12-27-39 in 58 GP between Saskatoon and Regina)...Skated for Czech Republic (as a teammate of fellow NY Ranger prospect Filip Chytil) in World Junior Championship, leading all tournament defensemen in assists and tying for the lead among blueliners in points (1-7-8 in 7 GP)...2016-17:  His first pro point was a goal for Syracuse in 6-1 win @ Binghamton 3/29...Had three shots on goal in pro debut for Syracuse 3/24 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...Ranked third among Saskatoon (WHL) defensemen, and tied for fifth overall on team, in assists (22)...Had second-most points (26) and goals (4) among Saskatoon blueliners...Finished second on Saskatoon club in PIM (81)...2015-16:  Led Saskatoon (WHL) defensemen in assists (23) and tied for team lead among blueliners in points (26)...Topped Saskatoon blueliners, and finished second overall on team, in PIM (76)...Transactions:  Acquired by NY Rangers from Tampa Bay, along with Vladislav Namestnikov, Brett Howden, a 2018 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2019 draft pick, in exchange for Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller, 2/26/18...Drafted:  2nd rd. (37th ov.) by Tampa Bay 2016.

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