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Petr Nedved has retired from hockey

Mar 13, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

From Roman Jedlicka of Nova Sport in the Czech Republic:

Nedved, 42, hasn’t played in the NHL since 2007, but the former second overall pick (in the 1990 draft) just finished representing the Czech Republic in the Olympics.

If you missed it the first time, we wrote about Nedved’s “strange journey” last month. He’s had quite the interesting life, to say the least.

  1. zinger99 - Mar 13, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Didn’t Messier allegedly put Nedved up against the wall for being to “Euro-like”?

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 13, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Damn, you just hate to see a player forced to pack it in before really getting a chance to show what he could do.
    But seriously, good luck Petr!

  3. steelhammer92 - Mar 13, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    One of my favorite goals of all-time. Thanks Petr!

  4. 7mantel - Mar 13, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    God ,I was so much younger when he came to the States ! Good luck Petr !

  5. pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    The 4 overtime winner vs the Crapitals will always be one of his and the penguins fondest memories.

  6. smarshall3789 - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:14 AM

    Great player great career good luck my dude

  7. sayingthetruthperiod - Mar 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Nedved is one of those players who never quite lives up to his true potential. By all rights he was a better player than anyone in his draft class, yes including Jagr.
    Nedved had a truly wicked wrist shot and was capable of being a Selke winner.
    He SHOULD have been a 40 goal scorer most seasons.
    He SHOULD have been a 100 pt scorer every year.
    He SHOULD have been in competition for the Selke every year

  8. patthehockeyfan - Mar 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Yes, quite an interesting life. Happy sails, Petr!

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