|Assets:||Has tremendous offensive instincts and creativity. Is a sharpshooter with pinpoint precision and accuracy. Can play either wing position.|
|Flaws:||Must overcome his lack of size, strength and defensive polish each and every night. Could stand to play a more consistent game.|
|Career Potential:||Skilled, yet undersized scoring winger.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2007-08 (Detroit)|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||2005-06|
|3/07/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/12/2013||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|4/08/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/26/2013||Missed 3 games (bereavement list).|
|1/18/2013||Bereavement list, day-to-day.|
|12/19/2012||Signed with the HC Ocelari Trinec of the Czech Extraleague.|
|9/20/2012||Signed with HC Lev Praha (KHL).|
|7/02/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a four-year contract.|
|3/23/2011||Missed 3 games (illness).|
|5/01/2010||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|7/08/2009||Signed with the Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).|
|7/05/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|7/14/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|12/14/2005||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/12/2005||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/10/2005||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/03/2005||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/29/2005||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/02/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Vsetinska Hokejova of the Czech Extraleague.|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/09/2004||Re-assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/18/2003||Assigned to the Czech Republic National Junior Team.|
|12/09/2003||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|11/12/2003||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/27/2003||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/24/2003||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|7/07/2003||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract.|
|7/02/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round (58th overall) in 2002.|
Jiri Hudler is out for at least two games | 03/07/2014 1:33 PM
NewsJiri Hudler has sustained a lower-body injury.
Flames.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactHudler won't be available for Friday or Saturday's game as a result. He has 14 goals and 44 points in 62 games this season.
Jiri Hudler and the Flames shut out vs. MON | 02/04/2014 10:59 PM
NewsJiri Hudler and the rest of the Flames were held scoreless in a 2-0 loss to Montreal Tuesday night.
ImpactHudler was shunned a second time from the Czech Olympic team earlier in the day, as the Czechs chose Martin Erat to replace the injured Vladimir Sobotka.
Hudler leads Flames to win Thursday | 01/31/2014 3:52 AM
NewsJiri Hudler scored a goal and registered an assist in Calgary's 4-1 win over San Jose Thursday night.
ImpactHudler now has 14 goals and 28 assists in 54 games this season. It is still a surprise that Hudler was not named to the Czech team for the Olympics. Defenseman Mark Giordano, Lee Stempniak and rookie Sean Monahan also tallied for the Flames, while Dennis Wideman and Mikael Backlund both added two helpers in the victory.
Jiri Hudler sits out practice on Saturday | 01/27/2014 5:52 AM
NewsJiri Hudler missed practice on Saturday.
ImpactHe was likely just given the day off. Hudler leads the Flames in points with 40 in 52 games including 27 assists. It was a surprise that Hudler was not named to the Czech team for the Olympics so Hudler will get a much needed rest during the break.
Hudler scores in loss | 01/21/2014 3:31 AM
NewsJiri Hudler scored a goal in Calgary's 3-2 loss to San Jose Monday evening.
ImpactHudler gave the Flames a 1-0 lead at 4:08 of the first with his 13th goal of the season. He also has 27 assists in 50 games this season. Kevin Westgarth scored his first goal as a Flame in the loss.
Hudler is disappointed, sad over Olympic snub | 01/15/2014 9:19 AM
NewsAfter keeping quiet for over a week, Jiri Hudler spoke briefly about being kept off the Czech Republic Olympic team.
Impact"Disappointing," Hudler said. "But there is nothing I can do about it. Just disappointed. A little sad." Hudler leads all Czech Republic-born players with 39 points in 47 games, so his exclusion from the team relative to those who got picked over him makes this about as big a snub as there's been among the Olympic teams.
Jiri Hudler's pair not enough to help Flames | 01/14/2014 11:55 PM
NewsJiri Hudler had a hand in both Calgary's goals Tuesday night.
ImpactHudler's two assists raises his impressive point total to 39 in 47 games this season.
Jiri Hudler has 4 points in last 5 games | 01/14/2014 9:11 AM
NewsJiri Hudler registered an assist in Calgary's 2-0 win on Monday.
ImpactHudler has a goal and four points in his last five games. Although he's slowed somewhat since his incredibly hot start, Hudler hasn't fizzled out. He's still on track to set a new career-high with 37 points in 46 games this season.
Hudler leads Flames to win Monday | 01/07/2014 3:28 AM
NewsJiri Hudler scored a goal and registered an assist in Calgary's 4-3 win over Colorado Monday night.
ImpactHudler was surprisingly left off the Czech Republic's Olympic roster, but that didn't slow him down. He now has 12 goals and 23 assists in 42 games this season. Joe Colborne also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while rookie Sean Monahan and Mike Cammalleri also scored for the Flames.
Czech team snubs Calgary's Jiri Hudler | 01/06/2014 5:15 PM
NewsJiri Hudler was surprisingly left off the Czech Republic's Olympic roster.
Impact42-year-old forward Petr Nedved and ex-Flames' bust Roman Cervenka were selected to be part of the team. "I'm disappointed for Jiri," coach Bob Hartley said. "No Hudler on that team, the Czechs have to be (the) favorite to win the gold medal, because they must be awfully talented." Hudler leads the Flames with 33 points and is second to only David Krejci and Jaromir Jagr among Czech skaters in NHL scoring.
Jiri Hudler hasn't slowed down this season | 12/24/2013 9:12 AM
NewsJiri Hudler had a goal and an assist in Calgary's 4-3 shootout win on Monday.
ImpactHudler kicked off the season on a high note and surprisingly hasn't come down to Earth yet. He has 11 goals and 33 points in 37 games, putting him on pace to shatter his career-high of 57 points.
Hudler scores in Flames' defeat | 12/11/2013 4:24 AM
NewsJiri Hudler was the only player to beat Tuukka Rask in Calgary's 2-1 loss against Boston Tuesday night.
ImpactHudler finally got the Flames on the board 5:17 into the second period. He now has nine goals and 19 assists in 30 games this season. He has proved to be a solid choice in fantasy leagues. Sven Baertschi and Mark Giordano assisted the only goal.
Jiri Hudler nets GWG in overtime vs. Oilers | 12/08/2013 1:15 AM
NewsJiri Hudler netted the game-winning goal for the Flames in their 2-1 overtime win against the Oilers on Saturday night.
ImpactThe goal, which came with 1:46 left in overtime, halted a seven-game goalless skid. With 27 points, Hudler is by far the team leader for the Flames. His eight goals also rank third-most on the team. Lee Stempniak scored the other goal for Calgary. Kris Russell and Matt Stajan had the helpers.
Jiri Hudler gets two assists Wednesday | 12/05/2013 8:45 AM
NewsJiri Hudler has two assists in Wednesday's 4-1 win.
ImpactHudler hasn't been held off the scoresheet for more than two consecutive games so far this season. He now has seven goals and 18 assists in 27 contests in 2013-14.
Hudler's two assists not enough for Calgary | 11/28/2013 4:11 AM
NewsJiri Hudler assisted both goals in Calgary's 3-2 loss to Chicago Wednesday night.
ImpactHudler has been excellent this season with seven goals and 15 assists in 24 games. Rookie Sean Monahan and Matt Stajan scored for the Flames.
Jiri Hudler nets seventh goal of 2013-14 | 11/19/2013 9:14 AM
NewsJiri Hudler ended a five-game goal scoring drought on Monday.
ImpactHudler has seven goals and 21 points in 21 games. He won't maintain his current point-per-game pace, but he should comfortably surpass his career-high of 57 points.
Flames are flickering, but Jiri Hudler's hot | 11/18/2013 8:07 AM
NewsJiri Hudler has four assists in the Flames' past five games.
ImpactCalgary hasn't played well, going 0-2-1 on its recent homestand, but Hudler has been one of the NHL's most consistent players and has done very well on the road, which the Flames will be on tonight when they face the Jets in Winnipeg.
Hudler has been remarkable consistent | 11/15/2013 5:22 PM
NewsJiri Hudler has been one of the most consistent producers for the 2013-14 season.
ImpactIn ROTO leagues, streaks are manageable because you're essentially after overall seasonal production, but in head-to-head leagues where the results are dependent upon weekly production, consistency is a key to success. Hudler has been one of the most consistent producers so far this season, as he's posted 19 points in 19 games, and has only registered a goose egg in five of the Flames' 19 contests (point-rate in 73.7 percent of his games). The reasoning behind his success has been the role that he's been playing in Calgary, he's number one in terms of overall ice-time among forwards (19:36), number one in terms of power-play ice-time (3:57), and he's also among the leaders in terms of shots on goal (32). There may be many poolies who are doubters out there, but as long as he's sustaining those types of quality numbers, his fantasy production and consistency should continue.
Jiri Hudler still averaging more than a PPG | 11/08/2013 8:32 AM
NewsJiri Hudler recorded an assist in Calgary's 3-2 loss Thursday.
ImpactHudler has been a pleasant surprise so far with six goals and 17 points in 16 games. It's assumed that he will slow down as the season drags on, but so far that hasn't been the case. He should be able to surpass his career-high of 57 points.
Jiri Hudler scores Calgary's lone goal v MIN | 11/06/2013 1:22 AM
NewsJiri Hudler was the Calgary Flames' lone scorer against the Minnesota Wild in a 5-1 loss on Tuesday.
ImpactHe now has six goals and 16 points in 15 games, making him an obvious fantasy consideration. His time on ice has decreased a bit lately, but overall, he's getting good opportunities overall. You'd like to see more than 24 SOG to increase confidence about future.
Hudler's two assists not enough for Calgary | 11/02/2013 2:46 AM
NewsJiri Hudler assisted two goals in Calgary's 4-3 loss to Detroit Friday night.
ImpactHudler continued his strong season and he now has 15 points in 13 games. Rookie Sean Monahan, Curtis Glencross and Chris Butler scored for the Flames. Mike Cammalleri assisted Monahan's goal and that was Cammalleri's 250th assist of his career.
Jiri Hudler on a nine-game point streak | 10/23/2013 9:04 AM
NewsJiri Hudler extended his season-opening point streak to nine games on Tuesday.
ImpactHudler recorded an assist in Calgary's 4-2 defeat to Phoenix. Hudler is now in a three-way tie for third place in the NHL scoring race with 12 points in nine contests.
Hudler extends points streak to eight games | 10/22/2013 9:26 AM
NewsJiri Hudler is riding an eight-game point streak.
ImpactThat's put Hudler in a tie for fourth place in the NHL with 11 points in eight contests. Hudler has never quite lived up to his potential in the past or come anywhere near to the 21:06 minutes per game he's been averaging this season. With that in mind there's reason to believe that his recent success has been more than just a hot start. We don't expect him to maintain his current pace, but at the same time, it wouldn't be shocking to see him surpass the 60-point mark.
Hudler leads Flames to win Monday | 10/22/2013 2:36 AM
NewsJiri Hudler registered two assists to lead the Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Kings Monday night.
ImpactHudler now has eleven points in eight games. Defenseman Mark Giordano also registered two assists in the game, while rookie Sean Monahan, Mike Cammalleri and TJ Brodie scored for the Flames.
Hudler,Crosby and Marleau on top | 10/21/2013 9:50 AM
NewsJiri Hudler, Sidney Crosby and Patrick Marleau are the only three players in the NHL to have a point in every game.
ImpactWhile it's never surprising to see Crosby at the top and this is the second year in a row that Marleau has been off to a hot start, Hudler is the surprise as he has four goals and nine points in seven games for the upstart Flames.
Jiri Hudler extends points streak | 10/20/2013 6:44 AM
NewsJiri Hudler scored once Saturday and has now picked up a point in all seven games.
ImpactThe forward has four goals and nine points in the early going and has been a pleasant surprise for his fantasy owners. His best NHL season was in 2008-09 for the Red Wings when he had 23 goals and 57 points.
Right winger Jiri Hudler on fire for Flames | 10/19/2013 12:19 PM
NewsJiri Hudler doesn't get much publicity but he has been setting the pace for the Calgary Flames this season.
ImpactHudler leads the Flames with eight points. He has picked up at least one point in every game so far.
Jiri Hudler is off to a fantastic start | 10/17/2013 8:56 AM
NewsJiri Hudler is tied for 10th place in the NHL's scoring race.
ImpactHudler scored his third goal on Wednesday to give him eight points in six contests. Although he's never sustained anywhere near that pace in the past, we're growing increasingly optimistic about him this season. He's had this potential to break out for a while, but his playing time has always been lacking, until now at least. He's averaging 21:22 minutes per game and that's likely to continue on a Flames team that lacks star forwards. Hudler is definitely not a safe bet, but you should start regarding him as a 60-70 point player.
Hudler scores in Flames' defeat | 10/17/2013 3:28 AM
NewsJiri Hudler scored a goal as the Flames lost to the Ducks 3-2 Wednesday night.
ImpactIt was already his eight point in six games and his third goal of the season. Defenseman Kris Russell and Joe Colborne assisted Hudler's goal while Lee Stempniak scored a shorthanded goal for the Flames.
Jiri Hudler tied for fifth in NHL scoring | 10/13/2013 7:04 AM
NewsJiri Hudler is off to a great start and is tied for fifth in NHL scoring heading into action on Sunday.
ImpactHudler has two goals and seven points in five games for the Flames. He also had seven points after five games last season before ending the year with 10 goals and 27 points in 42 games. But this year is different according to Hudler."I didn't feel as well as I feel right now," Hudler said. "It seems like a regular hockey season. My game's on the way it should be - you start training camp, settle in, make sure you're ready for it physically and focus. Last year was hectic (after the lockout). This is just better." Stay tuned as Hudler should get 55-60 points if he remains healthy.
Jiri Hudler's point streak continues | 10/12/2013 8:55 AM
NewsJiri Hudler has notched points in every game this season for the Flames.
ImpactThe winger has recorded two goals and five assists, two of which came in Friday's 3-2 win against the Devils. He's averaging a career-high 20:59 ice time this season and should be a decent bet to record 50-60 points because of it.
Jiri Hudler chips in with a pair of assists | 10/07/2013 7:07 AM
NewsJiri Hudler had two assists in the Flames overtime loss to Vancouver Sunday.
ImpactHudler played 22:17 minutes to lead all Calgary forwards in ice time. Hudler now has two goals and four points in three games and is a surprising plus-one for the Flames.
Jiri Hudler should play Thursday night | 10/03/2013 4:27 PM
NewsJiri Hudler should play in Thursday's regular-season opener against Washington.
Roger Millions on Twitter
ImpactHe dealt with a groin issue for most of the preseason, but said he felt much better on Wednesday. Look for him to play alongside T.J. Galiardi and Mikael Backlund on Calgary's top line.
Jiri Hudler has 27 points in 42 games | 04/26/2013 8:51 AM
NewsJiri Hudler recorded an assist on Thursday.
ImpactHudler has 10 goals and 27 points in 42 games this season. His season got off to a good start, but he ended up being somewhat streaky in 2013 and never remarkably good. This is season one of his four-year, $16 million contract.
| 04/13/2013 4:19 AM
NewsJiri Hudler returned to action on Friday April 12.
Jiri Hudler is day-to-day with an UBI | 04/08/2013 4:26 PM
NewsJiri Hudler will miss Monday's contest due to an upper-body injury.
Flames.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactHudler has seven goals and 22 points in 34 games this season. He's being listed as day-to-day.
Jiri Hudler has a three-assist game | 03/01/2013 9:48 AM
NewsJiri Hudler recorded three assists in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Colorado.
ImpactHudler got off to a great start this season, but he's been pointless in six of his last eight games. We'll see if this contest sparks a fresh hot streak out of him. Hudler has four goals and 13 points in 16 games this season.
Jiri Hudler scores in Flames 2-1 SO loss | 02/12/2013 1:22 AM
NewsJiri Hudler scored his third goal of the season in the Flames 2-1 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild.
ImpactHudler has continued his torrid pace, scoring the Flames lone goal on the night. Many felt the Flames over paid for Hudler in the off-season but right now he's looking like a bargain. The Flames are limited in offensive talent, making him one of the few players worth owning on Calgary. While he's posting these numbers he is a must start in all formats.
Jiri Hudler has seven points in five games | 02/08/2013 10:17 AM
NewsJiri Hudler registered two assists on Thursday.
ImpactHudler has gotten off to an explosive start with two goals and seven points in five games. Detroit had high expectations for Hudler that he never quite lived up to, but maybe the change of scenery has given him a boost.
Hudler looks forward to playing against Wings | 02/05/2013 3:07 PM
NewsJiri Hudler is looking forward to his first game against his former team, the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"It's nice to be back," Hudler said, referring to the Joe Louis Arena. "Got a lot of good memories here. It'll be interesting to play against guys I played with for a long time." Hudler has gotten off to a strong start with the Flames. He has two goals and three assists in three games after missing the start of the season to attend his father's funeral.
Hudler will face Wings for first time Tuesday | 02/05/2013 9:39 AM
NewsJiri Hudler will play against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday for the first time since signing with Calgary.
ImpactHudler played in 409 career games with Detroit before he signed with the Flames as an unrestricted free agent. He's been great with Calgary so far, scoring two goals and five points in three games.
Three points for Flames' Jiri Hudler in loss | 02/01/2013 12:35 AM
NewsCalgary's Jiri Hudler produced two goals and an assist Thursday night as the Flames dropped a 6-3 decision to the visiting Colorado Avalanche.
ImpactThe goals were Hudler's first two of the season. The assist was his second. Matt Stajan assisted on both of Hudler's goals. Hudler assisted on Alex Tanguay's third goal of the season.
Hudler enjoys atmosphere during debut | 01/30/2013 9:40 AM
NewsJiri Hudler enjoyed his Calgary Flames debut on Saturday.
ImpactHudler got to start his tenure in Calgary with a home game. "It was great," Hudler said. I didn't expect anything less. I've played a lot here with Detroit before and the atmosphere was unreal." Hudler missed the start of the season because of his father's death. He returned and registered an assist in his debut, but because of a quirk in Calgary's schedule, he won't play in a second game until Thursday.
Jiri Hudler starts season with Stajan | 01/28/2013 7:57 AM
NewsJiri Hudler played his first game of the season on a line with Matthew Stajan and Roman Cervenka Saturday.
ImpactHudler missed the first three games of the season due to the sudden passing of his father as he spent a lot of time with his family in the Czech Republic. He drew an assist in the win over Edmonton. It was also the NHL debut of Roman Cervenka who missed time with blood clots.
| 01/27/2013 4:04 AM
NewsJiri Hudler returned to action on Saturday January 26.
Jiri Hudler (personal) rejoins the Flames | 01/25/2013 10:36 AM
NewsJiri Hudler practiced with Calgary on Thursday for the first time since his father's funeral.
ImpactHudler left the team to spend some time with his family in the Czech Republic following his father's death. "I didn't skate once there, I didn't have time," said Hudler. "But, I feel a lot better than I did when I was leaving from training camp." It's not clear if he'll play on Saturday or if the Flames will give him more time to work on his conditioning before making his season debut.
Jiri Hudler might make his debut Saturday | 01/23/2013 9:32 AM
NewsJiri Hudler was expected to return to the Calgary Flames Tuesday night.
ImpactHudler has been in the Czech Republic to attend his father's funeral. He probably won't play Wednesday, but he might make his Flames debut on Saturday.
Jiri Hudler doubtful for Monday | 01/21/2013 8:05 AM
NewsDo not expect Jiri Hudler to be in the Calgary lineup again on Monday as he is dealing with the death of his father.
ImpactIt is unknown at this time if Hudler has even returned from the Czech Republic where his father passed away a week ago at the young age of 50. The Flames are giving Hudler as long as he needs to deal with the untimely passing so consider him day-to-day for now.
Jiri Hudler's return (personal) still unclear | 01/20/2013 11:19 AM
NewsJiri Hudler's return to the Flames is up in the air because he's still in the Czech Republic for his father's funeral.
ImpactThe service was Friday, but he's not going to be forced back anytime soon. Obviously, he's in a very tough situation," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. "I guess he was raised by his dad, so it's one of those situations where time (taken) is not a factor." Hudler was signed to a four-year, $16 million contract in the offseason.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsJiri Hudler returned to action on Friday January 18.
Jiri Hudler's father, 50, passed away | 01/16/2013 9:33 AM
NewsJiri Hudler's father, Jiri Sr., has passed away at the age of 50.
ImpactHudler left the team on Monday to return to the Czech Republic. "(Monday) when I sat with (Hudler), I told him I lost my dad when I was 18 years old," said Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley. "It's something you never want to happen, but unfortunately it's part of life. We got the news sometime before (Tuesday's) practice, but I didn't think that was the right time for the coach to call the player. He has bigger things on his mind. Taking care of his family." The funeral is on Friday, so don't expect him to be available for the Flames' season opener. We'd like to extend our condolences to Jiri Hudler and his family.
Jiri Hudler leaves Flames to be with father | 01/15/2013 7:11 AM
NewsJiri Hudler left the Calgary Flames with permission to be with his ailing father in the Czech Republic.
ImpactHudler left on Monday and there is no word as to when he will return. "Hockey is really important in everybody's life, but your family always comes No. 1," coach Bob Hartley said. "I told the players that we want to be a big family. If that's the case, each individual in this organization has to take care of his own. Jiri's on his way to Prague right now." Stay tuned and downgrade Hudler slightly on your draft list.
|Goals||1||14 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Jan 30||2|
|Assists||2||9 times-last:at Nas||last:Jan 14||3|
|Points||2||12 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Jan 30||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||8 times-last:at NYI||last:Feb 6||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||6 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Jan 30||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. StL||last:Dec 23||1|
|Power Play Points||2||3 times-last:vs. StL||last:Dec 23||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||62 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Mar 5||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||62 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Mar 5||0|
|Shots||6||vs. StL||Jan 9||5|
|Penalty Minutes||42||2011-12 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2008-09 (Det)|
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