Pavel Patera (born September 6, 1971 in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, now
the Czech Republic), is a former Czech professional ice hockey player.
Patera was drafted by the
Dallas Stars at 1998
NHL Entry Draft
NHL Entry Draft as the
153rd pick overall.
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Patera has played in several countries. He started his career in his
native country playing for HC
Kladno in 1990. He stayed with Kladno
until 1996 when he and his two linemates in
Kladno and in the Czech
Martin Procházka and Otakar Vejvoda moved to Sweden to
join the Elitserien team AIK. Procházka left AIK for Toronto Maple
Leafs during the summer of 1997 and Vejvoda was forced to retire due
to an injury early in the 1997/98 season. Patera left AIK in 1998 too,
moved back home to the
Czech Republic and signed with HC Vsetín.
After only one season with
HC Vsetín Patera signed with the Dallas
Stars. However, he played only 12 games with the Stars before he moved
back to the
Czech Republic and HC Vsetín. The following 2000/01
season he signed with NHL team Minnesota Wild, but after only playing
20 games with the Wild and spending the rest of the season in the IHL,
Patera decided to return to Europe. He played with HC
Kladno for a
very short time (three games in the beginning of the 2001/02 season),
before signing with Russian team Avangard Omsk, where he spend that
season and the two following.
In the summer of 2004 he signed again with HC Kladno, but this time he
stayed with the club. And with the exception of a three-month loan to
Swedish Elitserien club
Färjestads BK in the spring of 2006, he has
Kladno (as of March 25, 2007).
World Championship Gold Medal 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001
World Championship Bronze Medal 1997, 1998
Olympic Gold Medal 1998
Czech Extraliga Champion 98/99
Russian Super League
Russian Super League Champion 03/04
Elitserien Champion 05/06
^ a b "
Pavel Patera - profil hráče" (in Czech). iDnes. Retrieved 28
Biographical information and career statistics from
Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet