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Jiri Hudler | Winger

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 186
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Jiri Hudler suffered a lower body injury on Saturday in the second period and did not return.
The injury is considered 'very minor' so look for Hudler in the opening night lineup. He had a career year in 2014-15 tallying 76 points including 31 goals, in 78 games. While it is likely that it was a career year for the 31-year-old, 60-70 points is not out of the realm of possibility this season. Oct 4 - 4:57 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Jiri Hudler scored twice in Calgary's 2-0 shutout win over Colorado on Tuesday

Coming off a career year in 2014/2015 where he tallied 76 points in 78 games, the pressure will be large on Hudler to put up quite a few multi-point nights this season. This is an up and coming Flames roster though and if the kids progress like many expect them to, Hudler could see similar numbers this year. It's likely you will really have to go after Hudler in this year's draft though to get him.
Sep 29 - 11:55 PM

Jiri Hudler doesn't believe he has to act as a babysitter to the Flames younger players.

Calgary has a young roster with budding stars like Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, and Sam Bennett and Hudler doesn't believe he has to keep an eye on them. "I don't feel like their babysitter. It's just about helping them out with the details and encourage them to play their game and don't try to be something they're not. They've gotta explore their talents and their skills." The Flames will definitely need Hudler and the 'kids' firing on all cylinders to build on the success they had last season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 20 - 5:53 PM

Jiri Hudler has been paired with Sam Bennett at the start of Calgary's training camp.

He enjoyed incredible success last season alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, but coach Bob Hartley is experimenting with his combinations to try to add some scoring depth to the lineup. The Flames bench boss added that reuniting Hudler with Gaudreau and Monahan will be an option to keep in the team's "back pocket."
Sep 20 - 10:53 AM

Jiri Hudler became the first Czech Republic-born player to win the Lady Byng Trophy on Wednesday night.

The Lady Byng is given "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. Hudler had his best career season with 31 goals and 76 points in 2014-15, leading the Calgary Flames in each category.
Jun 24 - 8:46 PM

Calgary coach Bob Hartley would like to see Jiri Hudler win the Lady Byng Trophy.

"There's a big sign of leadership in that award," said Hartley. "At the same time, you're playing the game the right way. You take care of your own business. You play hard for your organization. You keep pushing. There's always more." The Calgary bench boss added that Hudler "wants to help" and he knew "how to push those young players" to be better. "I really hope Jiri wins his award because he was a big part of our team," said Hartley. It will be tough for Hudler to win against Pavel Datsyuk and Anze Kopitar, but he enjoyed a fantastic year with 31 goals, 76 points and 14 penalty minutes in 78 games. The NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday.
Jun 22 - 1:32 PM

Jiri Hudler scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim.

Sunday's loss officially eliminates the Flames from the postseason. Calgary was one of the biggest surprises of the 2014-15 season. Not many people expected them to make the playoffs, let alone win a round. Hudler was one of the main offensive catalysts for the Flames this year. The 31-year-old set new regular season highs with 31 goals and 76 points in 78 games. Hudler added four goals and eight points in 11 playoff games.
May 11 - 1:19 AM

Jiri Hudler (undisclosed) took part in Calgary's morning skate on Sunday.

Hudler skated on a line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau during the morning session. Flames fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as it looks like he will be able to play in game two after all.
May 3 - 3:03 PM

Good sign for Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler: he practiced on Saturday.

It's believed that he'll be able to play in Game 2 on Sunday, yet these things can change in the playoffs. Hudler's a huge part of Calgary's offense, so they badly need him to not only suit up, but also to perform on Sunday.
May 2 - 4:00 PM

Coach Bob Hartley expects Jiri Hudler (undisclosed) to play in Game 2 Sunday.

Hartley said that Hudler was day-to-day but expected everyone to be in the lineup for Game 2. Hudler suffered the injury in the second period Thursday and did not return. "We expect all of our players to be in the lineup but, at the same time, we’ll let the medical staff work," Hartley said Friday. Stay tuned.
Source: Calgary Sun
May 2 - 6:33 AM

Jiri Hudler suffered an undisclosed injury during Calgary's 6-1 loss to Anaheim on Thursday.

Hudler is being listed as day-to-day by the Calgary Flames. He led the squad with 31 goals and 76 points in 76 contests in the regular season and has another six points in seven playoff games. With Calgary already down 1-0 in the second round series, Hudler's absence could prove to be devastating.
Source: Calgary Sun
May 1 - 10:56 AM

Jiri Hudler and the Calgary Flames were on fire Saturday night, eliminating the Vancouver Canucks from their Western Conference First Round playoff series with a 7-4 victory.

Hudler scored two goals and added two assists on an unforgettable night for the upstart Flames, who eliminated the favored Canucks in six games. Calgary, which was 6-1-2 in its final nine home games in the regular season, hadn’t made it out of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2004. The Canucks built a 3-0 lead in the first period before the Flames came back with three goals to tie the game. After Vancouver took a 4-3 lead in the second period, the Flames score four more unanswered goals in the third period, sending the hometown crowd into a tizzy. Hudler's goals were his second and third of the series. His assists, on second-period goals by Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, were his second and third of the series. Four of the Flames had three points -- Gaudreau (a goal and two assists), Matt Stajan (a goal and two assists), Monahan (a goal and two assists) and David Jones (three assists).
Apr 26 - 12:00 AM

The Flames top line of Jiri Hudler, Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau have struggled in the opening round.

The trio have combined for three goals and seven points in five games with a horrible minus-13 rating. "Jiri is playing very well," coach Bob Hartley said. "It’s just a matter of fighting for your ice. There’s no space out there ... it’s not like the Canucks have scored a ton more. There’s lots of body checks, lots of emotions, lots of intensity, and you have to fight each inch of ice out there. Hudler has a goal and two points with only five shots on goal and will try to get things going for Game 6 Saturday.
Apr 25 - 7:16 AM

Jiri Hudler was credited with the game-winning-goal and also added an assist in the Flames 3-1 win over Vancouver on Tuesday.

Hudler got his first of the series off a tip-in in front of the net on the power-play. This was the best game of the series for the Flames first line that has been surprisingly quiet despite the Flames commanding lead in the series. Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett scored the other goals for Calgary who have had their young guns show up big time in this series.
Apr 22 - 12:56 AM

Jiri Hudler has been nominated for the Lady Byng Trophy.

The Lady Byng rewards "sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability" and in practice it goes to a player that had a great season while largely avoiding the sin bin. Hudler had 31 goals and 76 points in 78 contests in 2014-15. His 14 penalty minutes is more than fellow finalists Anze Kopitar and Pavel Datsyuk, but Hudler had the lowest PIM total among the top-20 scorers.
Apr 21 - 7:15 PM

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All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Sam Bennett
4Matt Stajan
5Markus Granlund
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Joe Colborne
3Mason Raymond
4Lance Bouma
5Brandon Bollig
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Michael Frolik
3David Jones
4Micheal Ferland
5Josh Jooris
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Dougie Hamilton
5Kris Russell
6Ladislav Smid
7Deryk Engelland
8Brett Kulak
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo