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Patrik Stefan

Born:September 16, 1980Draft:1999 Thrashers #1 Overall
Hometown:Pribram, Czech RepublicPosition:C
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Czech RepublicCurrent Team:Retired

Patrik Štefan (born 16 September 1980) is a Czech former professional ice hockey player who was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

He is infamously known for missing an empty net on a breakaway with time ticking away in regulation during a game against the Edmonton Oilers in 2007, leading directly to the tying goal moments later.

1999 Patrik Stefan Atlanta Thrashers
1999 Season: Patrik Stefan of the Atlanta Thrashers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)

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  • World Championship Silver Medal (2006)
  • Czech Bronze Medal (1997)