Former NHL First Rounder In His Third Season With HC Sparta Praha

jakub koreis hc sparta praha czech republic extraliga hockeyJakub Koreis played just one season in the Ontario Hockey League, 2003-04. He played 48 regular season games with the Guelph Storm and 22 games in the playoffs as the Storm captured the Robertson Cup by upsetting Ontario Hockey League top seed, London Knights, in the Western Conference final and sweeping the Mississauga IceDogs in the final.

Koreis represented the Czech Republic three time during his junior career. In 2002, he was part of the bronze medal winning IIHF World Junior under-18 tournament team. He also appeared at the 2003 and 2004 under-20 World Juniors.

The Phoenix Coyotes had high hopes in Jakub as they drafted him in the first round of the 2002 NHL draft, 19th overall. After his season in the Ontario Hockey League, Koreis spent three seasons in the AHL, one with the Utah Grizzlies and two with the San Antonio Rampage.

In 2007-08, Koreis left North America and played in Finland’s SM-Liiga with Ilves. He returned home in 2008-09 and has been a member of HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga since. He is signed on with Prague for the 2010-11 season.

With HC Sparta Praha, he will join Ontario Hockey League alumnus Radek Smolenak, who was featured yesterday on OHL Alumni Central. Click here to check out the post. Former Barrie Colt, Lukas Bolf is also on the team.

Check out Jakub Koreis’ profile page on the HC Sparta Praha official website.

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