Jiri Hudler
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
BIRTHDATE: 01/04/1984
AGE: 32
DRAFTED: DET: 2002-58 overall
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1)

Played for Dynamo Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (Russia)…Registered 54 points (19-35—54) in 54 games…His 54 points ranked ninth in KHL scoring…Registered 18 PIM.

2008-09: Appeared in all 82 regular season games for Detroit, a career high…The only member of the Red Wings to appear in all 82 regular season games…Registered career highs with 23 goals, 34 assists, 57 points and 155 shots on goal…His 57 points ranked seventh on Detroit…His 23 goals included six power-play goals and two game-winners…Averaged 13:39 of ice time during the regular season…Appeared in all 23 postseason games for Detroit…Finished tied for seventh on the Red Wings with 12 points (4-8—12)…Scored two power-play goals and one game winning goal during the 2009 playoffs (Round 2, Game 5 vs. Anaheim)…Averaged 13:27 of ice time in the postseason.

Played in a career high 81 games….Scored 13 goals, including 3 power play tallies and 2 game winners….Registered career highs with 29 assists and 42 points….Had eight multiple point games….Tied a career high with 3 assists vs. Carolina on Dec. 9….Had a four game point streak 12/22 – 12/29 (2g, 3a) ….Appeared in all 22 postseason games for Detroit….Registered first career postseason goal in Round 1, Game 3 at Nashville 4/14….Scored the game-winning goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals at Pittsburgh….Set postseason career highs with 5 goals, 9 assists and 14 points….Won his first career Stanley Cup championship.

2006-07: Played 76 games in his first full season in the NHL…Led Red Wings rookies in points, goals and assists with 15-10—25…Collected over half of his 25 points in the last 20 games of the season, tallying 6-7—13 during the final 20 games of the season…Scored a career high two goals on 3/14 vs. Nashville…Scored his first NHL power play marker on 10/19 vs. at San Jose…Made his playoff debut in Game 1 of the CQF vs. Calgary on 4/12 and recorded an assist…Played in 6 of Detroit’s 18 postseason contests.

2005-06:  Appeared in four games with Detroit….Played 76 games with Grand Rapids, leading the team in points (96) and assists (60)….Set a Griffin’s record for points in a season (96) and assists (60)….Tied a Griffins record for assists in a game (5)….Set a Griffins record for points in a period (4)…. His 36 goals ranked seventh in the AHL….Led Grand Rapids in playoff scoring with 22 points (6g-16a) in 16 games.

2004-05: Began 2004-05 with Grand Rapids with 12 points in the first 12 games (5-7--12)….Caped off his first AHL hat trick in OT for a 4-3 win at San Antonio (10/24/04)….Missed four games due to injury and another 24 while in Czech Republic….Returned home to be with his father who was awaiting a liver transplant….Joined his old team, Vsetin, while in Europe, appearing in seven games (5-2—7)….Returned to Grand Rapids in January and finished the season with the Griffins.

2003-04: Saw his first NHL action on 10/16/03 vs. Vancouver….First NHL point was an assist vs. Chris Osgood and St. Louis on 10/29/03….First NHL goal came at Buffalo 12/10/03 as Detroit’s first tally on Ryan Miller in a 7-2 win….Played in the 2004 AHL All-Star Classic….In 57 games with Griffins, finished second on team with 32 assists and tied for third in goals with 17.

2002-03: Led the Czech league in scoring through Christmas with 46 points in his first 30 games (19-27-46)….Transferred to Kazan in Russi after World Juniors (3-4--7 in 6 games)….Had a strong showing in World Championships with six points in nine games (2-4--6).

2001-02:  Led Vsetin of the top Czech league in scoring with 46 points in 46 games (15-31--46)…Youngest player on Czech Under-20 team at World Junior Championships….Served as captain of the Czech Under-18 team at World Championships where he led team with 14 points in eight games (7-7--14).

Spends off seasons in Prague, Czech Republic….Speaks Czech, English and French….Hockey idol as a youth was Sergei Makarov….Enjoys soccer, tennis and poker….Favorite book is It’s Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong.