Number 9 Pick in 2002 NHL Draft, Now With HC Davos in Switzerland

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Petr Taticek hoists the cup after Davos wins the 2009 Swiss championship.

Does getting drafted in the first round of the NHL draft, ninth overall, guarantee ahc davos swiss-a national eishockey liga logo long and prosperous National Hockey League career? In the case of Petr Taticek, no.

Taticek played two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 2001-02 and 2002-03. he was drafted by the Florida Panthers after his first season. The Czech Republic native was just over a point per game player in the OHL. His NHL career to date has consisted of just three games with the Panthers in 2005-06.

Petr hung around North America for just three seasons, playing on several teams in the AHL and CHL. In 2006-07, Taticek played just one game with the AHL’s Hershey Bears before heading to Europe and his homeland, the Czech Republic.

The homecoming only lasted ten games, though. Later that season, Petr found himself playing for HC Davos in the Swiss National-A league and has been with the team since. HC Davos is, of course, the team that hosts the famous Spengler Cup every Christmas. The team finished fourth in the regular season standings this past season in the twelve team league.

Click here to view Petr Taticek’s profile page on the HC Davos official website.

Check out these previous posts about OHL grads playing Switzerland:

Brendan Brooks playing for SCL Tigers

Gardner and Down playing for ZSC Lions

Boyd Devereaux playing for Lugano

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