Lukas Krajicek

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.02
Weight: 
196
Born: 
03/11/1983
Age: 
26
Hometown: 
Prostejov, CZE
Acquired: 
Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks with Juraj Simek for Shane O'Brien and Michel Ouellet on October 6, 2008
Last Team: 
Norfolk (AHL)
Projects As: 
Top 4 Defensman
Depth Chart Weight: 
8

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2001
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Florida Panthers
Round: 
1
Pick No.: 
24
Draft Team: 
Peterborough (OHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/01/2009
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$1 475 000
Contract Start Year: 
2009
Contract End Year: 
2010
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$1 475 000

Bio

Awards: 

2002-03

  • CHL - Second All-Star Team (Canadian Major Junior)
  • OHL - First All-Star Team


2000-01

  • CHL - All-Rookie Team (Canadian Major Junior)
  • OHL - First All-Rookie Team

History: 

2008-00

  • Oct 6, 2008: Tampa Bay Lighting traded Shane O'Brien and Michel Ouellet to the Vancouver Canucks for Lukas Krajicek and Juraj Simek

2006-07

  • Jul 2, 2007: Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a two-year contract

2005-06

  • Aug 29, 2006: Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks
  • Jun 23, 2006: Vancouver Canucks traded Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld to the Florida Panthers for Roberto Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and a 6th round selection in 2006

2001-02

  • Apr 16, 2002: Signed by the Florida Panthers to a three-year entry-level contract


2000-01

  • Jun 23, 2001: Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round (24th overall) in 2001

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Is an efficient, reliable defender who limits his mistakes. Can put up points and also log loads of ice time in all game situations.

Weaknesses: 

Must better handle the physical style of the NHL game. Needs more bulk for his 6-2 frame, and needs to start avoiding the injury bug.

Projection: 

Top four defenseman

Statistics