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Jan Hejda
Jan Hejda
Defenseman
(YAHN HAY-dah)
Number: 35
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 230
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 18, 1978  (Age 36)
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
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Acquired: Signed by Columbus as a free agent on July 5, 2007
Drafted: BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (106th overall)

2014 PLAYOFFS
- Is making his second appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- Skated in three of Columbus’ four postseason games in 2009.

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON
- Set a career high with six goals and added 11 assists for 17 points in 78 games.
- Led the Avalanche in blocked shots (144).
- Finished second on the Avs in ice time with an average of 22:19 per game.
- Led the club in short-handed ice time (2:55 per game) and finished second in even-strength ice time (19:16 per game).
- Ranked third on the squad in hits (170).



2008-09: Registered 3-18-21, 38 penalty minutes and was +23 in 82 games with Columbus… Ranked second on the club and tied for 19th in the NHL in blocked shots (157)… Broke the franchise record he set for plus/minus rating and ranked seventh (tied) among NHL defensemen in the category… Was 20th overall in the NHL in plus/minus rating… Set career highs in goals, assists, points and games played… Was third on the club in ice time (22:22), while ranking third among club defensemen in points… Was one of three players to play in all 82 games (Fedor Tyutin, R.J. Umberger)… Scored his first goal as a Blue Jacket and second of his NHL career Oct. 30 at Colorado… Registered his first multi-point game of the season with 0-2-2 Nov. 7 vs. Montreal… Had points in back-to-back games Nov. 7-8… Netted the game-winning goal Dec. 27 vs. Philadelphia… Tied a Blue Jackets single-game record with a +4 plus/minus rating Jan. 2 at Colorado… Earned his second multi-point game of the season with 0-2-2 Feb. 10 vs. Colorado… Collected two penalty minutes in three playoff games… Was injured in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Detroit on Apr. 21 and missed Game 4…

2007-08: Registered 0-13-13, 61 penalty minutes and was +20 in 81 games with Columbus… Set career highs in penalty minutes and shots (71)… Led the team in plus/minus rating… Ranked 10th (tied) among NHL defenseman and 24th (tied) overall in plus/minus rating… Was third on the club in time on ice average (21:07) and played in 20-or-more minutes in 56-of-81 games… Ranked second among club defensemen in assists and penalty minutes… Had a plus/minus rating of +14 from Feb. 15-Mar. 18… Played the 100th game of his NHL career Feb. 19 at Toronto… Had 1-0-1 in seven games for Team Czech Republic at the World Championships…

2006-07: Tallied 1-8-9 and 20 penalty minutes in 39 games with Edmonton… First season in North America… Missed the season’s final 15 games due to a shoulder injury… Registered the first point of his NHL career with an assist (Joffrey Lupul goal) Nov. 10 at Columbus… Scored the first goal (game-winner) of his NHL career Jan. 8 at Los Angeles (Dwayne Roloson)… Had 0-2-2 Feb. 6 vs. Vancouver for his first career multi-point game… Recorded 0-3-3 with 21 penalty minutes and was +6 in five games with Hamilton (AHL)…

2005-06: Registered 3-12-15, 56 penalty minutes and was +8 in 56 games with Mytishi Khimik (Russia)… Added 2-3-5 and 24 penalty minutes in nine playoff games… Helped Team Czech Republic win the silver medal at the World Championships…

2004-05: Tallied 2-11-13 and 59 penalty minutes in 60 games with CSKA Moscow (Russia)… Helped Team Czech Republic claim the gold medal at the World Championships…

2003-04: Tallied 1-5-6 and 26 penalty minutes in 60 games with CSKA Moscow (Russia)… Represented Team Czech Republic at the World Championships…

2002-03: Registered 6-11-17, 44 penalty minutes and was +18 in 52 games with Slavia Praha (Czech)… Helped the club win the Czech Elite League championship… Led all defensemen in playoff scoring with 5-8-13 in 17 games… Represented Team Czech Republic at the World Championships…

2001-02: Tallied 9-8-17, 52 penalty minutes and was +52 in 42 games with Slavia Praha (Czech)… Added 1-1-2 and 14 penalty minutes in nine playoff games…

2000-01: Collected 2-6-8, 70 penalty minutes and was +12 in 38 games with Slavia Praha (Czech)… Had 1-0-1 and six penalty minutes in eight games with SK Kadan (Czech-2)…

1999-2000: Notched 1-2-3 and 14 penalty minutes in 26 games with Slavia Praha (Czech)… Began the season with Havirov Femax (Czech)… Collected 0-2-2, six penalty minutes and was +3 in seven games…

1998-99: Had 1-2-3 and 38 penalty minutes in 34 games with Slavia Praha (Czech)…

1997-98: Tallied 2-5-7 and 51 penalty minutes in 44 games with Slavia Praha (Czech)… Added six penalty minutes in five playoff games

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