|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|
|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 HC Trinec (Czech Republic).|
|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 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.
|4/26/2013||Cgy||Chi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Cze Jr.||Total||Cze Jr.||69||37||45||82||-||91||-||-||-||-||-||1.19|
|Cze U17||Total||Cze U17||46||57||57||114||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.48|
|Goals||2||vs. Col||Jan 31||2|
|Assists||3||at Col||Feb 28||2|
|Points||3||2 times-last:at Col||last:Feb 28||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Chi||Mar 26||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Mar 6||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||5 times-last:at Min||last:Apr 21||1|
|Power Play Points||1||8 times-last:at Min||last:Apr 21||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||42 times-last:at StL||last:Apr 25||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||42 times-last:at StL||last:Apr 25||0|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Mar 29||6|
|Penalty Minutes||42||2011-12 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2008-09 (Det)|
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