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Vitek Vanecek

Born:January 9, 1996Draft:2014 Capitals, #39 Overall
Hometown:Havlickuv Brod, Czech RepublicPosition:Goaltender
Known For:Catches:Left
National Team:Czech RepublicCurrent Team:New Jersey Devils

Vítek Vaněček (born 9 January 1996) is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, then was traded back to the Capitals on July 28, 2021. He was selected 39th overall by the Capitals at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Vitek Vanecek New Jersey Devils
Vitek Vanecek, New Jersey Devils (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Vitek Vanecek Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
July 28, 2021Seattle Kraken Primary LogoWashington Capitals2nd-Round Pick in 2023
July 7, 2022Washington Capitals2nd-Round Pick in 2022 (Seamus Casey)New Jersey Devils2nd-Round Pick in 2022 (Ryan Chesley)
3rd-Round Pick in 2022 (Alexander Suzdalev)

Deeper Dive


  • Named NHL Rookie of the Month (January 2021)
  • Played in the AHL All-Star Game (2019)
  • Named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team (2016)