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Václav Prospal

Born:Feb. 17, 1975Draft:1993, Philadelphia Flyers, #71 Overall
Hometown:Ceske Budejovice, CZEPosition:LW/C
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Czechia

Václav “Vinny” Prospal (born February 17, 1975) is a Czech former professional ice hockey player, currently a hockey coach. He played 16 seasons in the NHL for the Philadelphia FlyersOttawa SenatorsFlorida PanthersTampa Bay LightningMighty Ducks of AnaheimNew York Rangers, and Columbus Blue Jackets. On January 24, 2014, he announced his retirement from professional hockey. He is currently serving as the manager of Motor České Budějovice in the Czech hockey league.

Vaclav Prospal, Tampa Bay Lightning
Vaclav ‘Vinnie’ Prospal, Tampa Bay Lightning (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Václav Prospal Statistics

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • Tampa Scorpions 14U AA (Bantam)- Head Coach 2014-2015
  • Tampa Scorpions 16U AAA (NAPHL 16U)- Head Coach 2016-2017
  • Czechia (International)- Assistant Coach 2016-2018
  • ČEZ Motor České Budějovice (Czechia II)- Head Coach 2018-2020
  • Madeta Motor České Budějovice (Czechia)- Head Coach 2020-2021

Achievements

  • Czechia U18 Champion 1992-1993
  • U18 EJC Bronze Medal 1992-1993
  • AHL All-Star Game 1996-1997
  • AHL First All-Star Team 1996-1997
  • AHL Player of the Week (Nov. 10) 1996-1997
  • World Championship Gold Medal 1999-2000
  • Czechia2 Best Plus/Minus (+57) 2004-2005
  • Czechia2 Champion 2004-2005
  • Czechia2 Most Assists (60) 2004-2005
  • Czechia2 Most Points (88) 2004-2005
  • Czechia2 Most Power Play Goals (9) 2004-2005
  • Czechia2 Playoffs Most Goals (11) 2004-2005
  • Czechia2 Playoffs Most Points (19) 2004-2005
  • Czechia2 to Czechia Promotion (HC Ceske Budejovice) 2004-2005
  • World Championship Gold Medal 2004-2005
  • World Championship Scorer of the CWG 2004-2005
  • Olympic Bronze Medal 2005-2006

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