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Milan Hejduk

Born:February 14, 1976Draft:1994 Nordiques, 4th round,
#87 overall
Hometown:Usti nab Labem, CzechoslovakiaPosition:Right Wing
Known For:“The Duke”Shoots:Right
National Team:Czech Republic

Milan Hejduk (born February 14, 1976) is a Czech-American former professional ice hockey forward. Nicknamed “The Duke“, he spent his entire 14-year National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Colorado Avalanche and retired holding the record for most career games as an Avalanche player with 1,020. In 2003, he won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer. He is a member of Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.

Milan Hejduk
Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk. (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

Milan Hejduk Stats

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  • Won Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy in 2003
  • Played in the All-Star Game three times (2000, 2001, 2009)
  • Hejduk’s jersey (#23) retired by the Avalanche in 2018