|Assets:||Moves the puck well and is adept at shutting down opposing scoring forwards. Has big-league size and plenty of savvy for the defense position. Can log big minutes.|
|Flaws:||Has limited offensive acumen, particularly because he doesn't shoot enough and focuses his attention mainly on the other side of the ice. Despite his size, he's not a bruiser.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran big-minute defenseman.|
|12/14/2013||Missed 4 games (bruised knee).|
|12/06/2013||Bruised knee, day-to-day.|
|1/21/2012||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a four-year contract.|
|4/08/2011||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|4/02/2011||Suspended by the NHL for two games.|
|11/02/2010||Missed 2 games (calf injury).|
|10/28/2010||Calf injury, day-to-day.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 12 regular season games (right knee injury).|
|3/16/2010||Right knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/04/2009||Missed 8 games (left knee injury).|
|10/14/2009||Left knee injury, mid-November.|
|4/23/2009||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|4/23/2009||Missed 1 playoff game (leg injury).|
|4/29/2008||Re-signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year contract.|
|7/04/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year contract.|
|4/09/2007||Missed the last 15 games of the regular season (dislocated shoulder).|
|3/09/2007||Dislocated shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/26/2006||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|12/13/2006||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|7/12/2006||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|7/10/2006||Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres.|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|7/04/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|7/10/2006||Buffalo Sabres traded Jan Hejda to the Edmonton Oilers for a 7th round selection in 2007.|
|6/22/2003||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 4th round (106th overall) in 2003.|
Jan Hejda played with two broken fingers | 05/05/2014 11:03 AM
NewsJan Hejda played in Colorado's opening round series against Minnesota with two broken fingers and a pin in his thumb.
ImpactHe didn't have a point and posted a minus-6 rating in seven contests, as the Avalanche were bounced from the postseason in the first round. Hejda has one year remaining on his current contract.
Hejda not likely to be back in Denver | 05/04/2014 10:50 AM
NewsJan Hejda, who had such a great first half of the 2013-14 season, is not a sure bet to return to Denver for the 2014-15 campaign.
ImpactHe slumped badly in the second half and the Avs have a number of young defensemen who are chomping at the bit to make the team next season, including Stefan Elliott, Duncan Siemens and Chris Bigras.
Jan Hejda practices with Avalanche Wednesday | 04/16/2014 1:43 PM
NewsJan Hejda (upper body) took part in Wednesday's practice.
ImpactHejda is day-to-day and questionable for Game 1 on Thursday. Hejda had six goals and 17 points in 78 games in 2013-14. He was also second on the team with an average of 22:19 minutes per contest.
Jan Hejda (upper body) is day-to-day | 04/15/2014 3:08 PM
NewsJan Hejda (upper body) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactHejda had 17 points in 78 games during the regular season. He is day-to-day, according to Avalanche coach Patrick Roy.
Jan Hejda sustains UBI Sunday night | 04/14/2014 12:36 PM
NewsJan Hejda suffered an upper-body injury in Sunday's regular season finale.
ImpactHe was hurt in the second period and didn't return after logging 14:47 of ice time. Coach Patrick Roy wasn't sure about the defenseman's status following the contest, so his availability for Game 1 of the playoffs against Minnesota should be considered questionable at this time.
Hejda set to return Saturday v Wild | 12/14/2013 11:57 AM
NewsJan Hejda will be back in the Colorado lineup against Minnesota Saturday night.
Adrian Dater Twitter
ImpactHe has missed the last week or so with a sprained knee. Hejda has arguably been the Avs' best defenseman this season. Feel free to start him Saturday if you need a d-man.
Jan Hejda inching towards returning this week | 12/11/2013 5:29 PM
NewsAlthough he was wearing a non-contact jersey, Jan Hejda (knee) joined his teammates for Wednesday's practice.
ImpactHejda felt better than he had anticipated. The hope is that he'll be able to return on Saturday.
Jan Hejda (knee) may return as early as Sat. | 12/09/2013 11:35 AM
NewsDepending on how he feels, there's a chance that Jan Hejda could return from his knee injury by this weekend.
ImpactHe might be able to resume skating this week, which could lead to an early return from an injury that looked much worse when it happened. Hejda has missed two games after he was hurt last Thursday against Edmonton.
Jan Hejda out 10-14 days with knee injury | 12/07/2013 3:23 PM
NewsJan Hejda has been diagnosed with a sprained knee.
ImpactHe is projected to require 10-14 days of rehab. Hejda has nine points, 69 hits, 48 blocks and a plus-17 rating in 26 games. He will be missed by Colorado.
Jan Hejda (knee) will return to Denver | 12/06/2013 9:02 AM
NewsJan Hejda suffered a right knee injury in Thursday's loss to Edmonton.
ImpactCoach Patrick Roy said Hejda is going back to Denver to see the team doctor, so he won't be available for Friday's contest at Calgary. He was injured in the first period when he crashed into the boards
Jan Hejda off to great start this season | 11/12/2013 8:51 AM
NewsJan Hejda has been an unsung hero for Colorado early into the 2013-14 campaign.
ImpactHe had a minus-17 rating, which was the worst on the team, in his first season with the Avalanche in 2011-12 and now he leads the club and stands third in the league with a plus-16 rating. "Confidence is a huge part of winning and we all have confidence right now," Hejda said. "Goalies, defensemen and forwards - everybody can see it." He also has five points, 42 hits and 33 blocked shots in 16 games.
Jan Hejda scores in win over Jets Sunday | 10/28/2013 11:54 AM
NewsJan Hejda tallied his second goal of the year in Sunday's 3-2 victory over Winnipeg.
ImpactHe also finished with four penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating. Hejda leads the Avalanche with 26 hits and he ranks second on the club with 25 blocked shots.
Jan Hejda pots GWG late for 1st of the year | 04/13/2013 5:57 PM
NewsJan Hejda potted the game-winning goal for Colorado with about eight ticks left in regulation to give the Avalanche a 4-3 win over Vancouver on Saturday afternoon.
ImpactIt was his first goal of the 2013 campaign. Gabriel Landeskog, Cody McLeod and P.A. Parenteau also scored for the Avs in the victory.
Jan Hejda record an assist Thursday | 03/29/2013 8:39 AM
NewsJan Hejda had an assist in Thursday's defeat.
ImpactHejda has nine points in 31 games. He's not worth owning in standard leagues, but has some value in leagues that count hits and blocked shots.
Jan Hejda says Avs have no confidence | 03/19/2013 7:35 AM
NewsDefenseman Jan Hejda said on Monday that the Colorado Avalanche have lost their confidence.
ImpactIt happened in the game against Edmonton and the Avs are on a four game losing streak starting with that game. "Everything starts with that loss to Edmonton. We lost confidence. Everybody is trying (not) to make a mistake," Hejda said. "D-zone coverage, we have no rhythm right now ... Four games in a row we've allowed four, five, six goals against. Not acceptable. I don't know. We have to simplify it, probably."
Hejda tallies two assists in loss to Sharks | 02/27/2013 2:46 AM
NewsJan Hejda recorded two assists in Colorado's 3-2 overtime shootout loss to San Jose on Tuesday.
ImpactHejda also played a team-high 24:51 minutes of ice-time and had four shots on goal in the contest. However, he has just five points in 17 games and has never been much of a threat offensively. Until he receives powerplay minutes, Hejda shouldn't even be considered as a potential waiver wire acquisition.
Jan Hejda a healthy scratch Monday | 01/29/2013 8:11 AM
NewsJan Hejda was a healthy scratch on Monday.
ImpactJust an FYI as Hejda has no fantasy value in traditional pools although he does pick up a lot of hits and blocked shots.
|Goals||0||11 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||1|
|Assists||2||vs. SJ||Oct 28||1|
|Points||2||vs. SJ||Oct 28||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:at Wpg||last:Oct 26||10|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||11 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||0|
|Power Play Points||0||11 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||11 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. SJ||Oct 28||0|
|Shots||2||5 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||7|
|Penalty Minutes||61||2007-08 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2009-10 (CBJ)|
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