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Encyclopedia > Peter Bondra
Position Winger
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Bonzai
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
'retired'
Atlanta Thrashers
Ottawa Senators
Washington Capitals
Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Born February 07, 1968 (1968-02-07) (age 39),
Lutsk, USSR
NHL Draft 156th overall, 1990
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 1986 – 2007

Peter Bondra (Born February 7, 1968 in Lutsk, Ukraine, U.S.S.R.) is a former Slovak professional ice-hockey player who is currently the general manager of the Slovak national team.[1] Bondra became the 37th player in NHL History to score 500 NHL goals on December 22, 2006 against Toronto's Jean-Sebastien Aubin. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... A childs first birthday party. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lutsk (Ukrainian: Луцьк) is the capital of the Volyn Oblast, Ukraine. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... B.C. Place, Vancouver, British Columbia The 1990 NHL Entry Draft was held June 16th at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lutsk (Ukrainian: Луцьк) is the capital of the Volyn Oblast, Ukraine. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Slovakia Hockey Logo The Slovak mens National Ice Hockey team is one of the major ice hockey powers in the world. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... Jean-Sebastien Aubin (born July 19, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ...

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Life and family

When he was 3 years old, his father moved with the family back to Czechoslovakia from the Soviet Union, where he had moved in 1947 in order to seek better work. Since 1982, Peter and his two older brothers Vladimír and Juraj, were raised only by their mother Nadežda as their father had died in that year. He was still a Soviet citizen when he arrived in the USA, later obtaining a Slovak passport and citizenship in 1993. Currently, Peter and his wife Luba, as well as their daughter Petra and two sons, David and Nicholas, reside in Riva, Maryland. Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Riva is a census-designated place located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. ...


Playing career

Peter was drafted by the Capitals in 1990, 156th overall, but before joining the team in 1990/91 season he played for hockey team TJ VSŽ Košice (now called HC Košice) for four seasons from 1986/87 in Czechoslovakia. In Washington, Bondra blossomed to become one of the more prolific goal-scorers of the 1990s, while trying to fulfil his dream of winning the Stanley Cup. His best chance to do so came in 1997-98, when the Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals before losing 0-4 to Detroit. In the 2004 season, Bondra's 14th with Washington, the Capitals endured a disappointing year and in a salary purge move traded veteran members of the team to contenders. Bondra was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Brooks Laich and a second round draft pick. The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Hockey Club KoÅ¡ice (HC KoÅ¡ice) is one of the most successful ice hockey teams in Slovakia (and also in former Czechoslovakia). ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... Brooks Laich (pronounced LIKE; born June 23, 1983) is a Canadian ice hockey player with some National Hockey League experience. ...


Over his career, he has been renowned for his exceptional skills. In 14 years with the Capitals, he has scored 472 goals and has racked up 353 assists in 961 games. He holds Capitals team records in goals (472), points (825), power-play goals (137), game-winning goals (73), short-handed goals (32) and hat tricks (19). With the Caps he appeared in five all-star games (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999). In 1997 and 1999 Bondra won the Fastest Skater Competition on All-Star weekend. In 2004, the Capitals held a vote for fans to determine the top 30 players in franchise history to celebrate their 30th season in the league. Bondra finished second with 2,018 votes. The winner, Olaf Kolzig, beat him by a mere 20 votes. The puck dents the top of the net for a goal as the goaltender fails to block the shot A goal in ice hockey provides a team with one point. ... A number of sports have a statistic known as an assist: An assist (hockey) goes to the player or players who helped set up a goal. ... Olaf Kölzig makes a save against the Carolina Hurricanes. ...


For his goal-scoring ability, he is nicknamed "Bonzai" and occasionally "The Slovakian Sniper" (for instance, he once scored a goal by shooting the puck off the glass boards behind the goal, which in turn bounced off the back of the attending goalie and into the net). During the 1994-1995 (with 34 in a lockout-shortened season) and 1997-1998 seasons (with 52), he led the league in goals scored. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...

Peter Bondra scoring
Peter Bondra scoring

After the 2004-2005 NHL season was canceled due to the NHL labor dispute, Bondra played a handful of games with HK Tatravagónka ŠKP Poprad of the Slovak Extraliga. Prior to the 2005-2006 NHL season, Bondra was in talks to possibly rejoin the Capitals. He ended up signing with the Atlanta Thrashers. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 491 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 628 pixel, file size: 417 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ice hockey Peter... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 491 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 628 pixel, file size: 417 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ice hockey Peter... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... HK Aquacity Å KP Poprad is a professional ice hockey team in the Slovak Extraliga. ... Slovak Extraliga is the name of the highest-level ice hockey league in Slovakia. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


On December 10th Bondra signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. On December 22, 2006 Bondra scored his 500th NHL career goal at the United Center, in Chicago's 3-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bondra drove to the net and netted the rebound of Jassen Cullimore's shot from the left point past Toronto's Jean-Sebastien Aubin, 6:37 into the third period on the power play. Peter Bondra became the 37th player in league history to reach the 500-goal mark. Bondra became the 4th player to record his 500th goal in a Chicago Blackhawks sweater joining Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Michel Goulet. December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


He officially retired from the National Hockey League on October 29th, 2007.


Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A P PIM +/- PP SH GW GP G A Pts PIM
1986-87 TJ VSŽ Košice CSSR 32 4 5 9 24 - - - - - - - - -
1987-88 TJ VSŽ Košice CSSR 45 27 11 38 20 - - - - - - - - -
1988-89 TJ VSŽ Košice CSSR 40 30 10 40 20 - - - - - - - - -
1989-90 TJ VSŽ Košice CSSR 49 36 19 55 - - - - - - - - - -
1990-91 Washington Capitals NHL 54 12 16 28 47 -10 4 0 1 4 0 1 1 2
1991-92 Washington Capitals NHL 71 28 28 56 42 +16 4 0 3 7 6 2 8 4
1992-93 Washington Capitals NHL 83 37 48 85 70 +8 10 0 7 6 0 6 6 0
1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL 69 24 19 43 40 +22 4 0 2 9 2 4 6 4
1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL 47 34 9 43 24 +9 12 6 3 7 5 3 8 10
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 67 52 28 80 40 +18 11 4 7 6 3 2 5 8
1995-96 Detroit Vipers IHL 7 8 1 9 0 - - - - - - - - -
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 77 46 31 77 72 +7 10 4 3 - - - - -
1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL 76 52 26 78 44 +14 11 5 13 17 7 5 12 12
1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 66 31 24 55 56 -1 6 3 5 - - - - -
1999-00 Washington Capitals NHL 62 21 17 38 30 +5 5 3 5 5 1 1 2 4
2000-01 Washington Capitals NHL 82 45 36 81 60 +8 22 4 8 6 2 0 2 2
2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL 77 39 31 70 80 -2 17 1 8 - - - - -
2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL 76 30 26 56 52 -3 9 2 4 6 4 2 6 8
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 54 21 14 35 22 -17 12 0 4 - - - - -
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 23 5 9 14 16 +1 2 0 1 7 0 0 0 6
2004-05 HK ŠKP Poprad SVK 6 4 2 6 4 - - - - - - - - -
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 60 21 18 39 40 -3 8 0 1 - - - - -
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 27 5 9 14 14 +2 2 0 3 - - - - -
NHL Totals 1071 503 389 892 749 +74 149 32 78 80 30 26 56 60

The puck dents the top of the net for a goal as the goaltender fails to block the shot A goal in ice hockey provides a team with one point. ... See also: Assist (sports) ASSIST (the Assembler System for Student Instruction and Systems Teaching) is an IBM System/370-compatible assembler and interpreter developed in the 1970s at Penn State University by John Mashey. ... Point in ice hockey has two meanings: When it is given to individual hockey players, it refers to either a goal or assist a player earns during a game. ... A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for inappropriate behavior. ... The plus-minus sign (±) is a mathematical symbol commonly used to indicate the precision of an approximation, or as a convenient shorthand for a quantity with two possible values. ... Hockey Club KoÅ¡ice (HC KoÅ¡ice) is one of the most successful ice hockey teams in Slovakia (and also in former Czechoslovakia). ... The Czechoslovak Extraliga was the elite ice hockey league in Czechoslovakia from 1930 until 1993, when the country split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. ... The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... NHL redirects here. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Detroit Vipers were an International Hockey League team. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1998-99 NHL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1999-00 NHL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... HK Aquacity Å KP Poprad is a professional ice hockey team in the Slovak Extraliga. ... Slovak Extraliga is the name of the highest-level ice hockey league in Slovakia. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...

International play

Bondra has represented Slovakia on seven occasions in international competition, including the 1994 Winter Olympics qualifying tournament, the 1998 Winter Olympics, the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and the Ice Hockey World Championships in 2002 and 2003. He scored a tournament-leading seven goals (scored the tournament-winning goal 100 seconds to go in third period) and ranked third among all players with nine points to lead Slovakia 4-3 over Russia to the gold medal at the 2002 World Championships. He notched five points (three goals, two assists) in eight games to help Slovakia earn the bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships. Overall, he played 47 games and scored 35 goals on international level for Slovakia. The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... The first World Cup of Hockey (WCH), or 1996 World Cup of Hockey, replaced the Canada Cup as the premier championship for professional ice hockey. ... The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ...


Retirement

On October 29, 2007 he announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 39. [1]


See also

This is a list of ice hockey players who have played 1000 games in the National Hockey League. ... In ice hockey, scoring 500 regular-season goals is considered a highly significant achievement for National Hockey League players. ... National Hockey League The following is a list of all slovak ice hockey players which played, or are playing in the National Hockey League. ...

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.hokej.sk/clanok50852.htm (Slovak)

External links

Preceded by
Keith Tkachuk
NHL Goal Leader

(tied with Teemu Selänne)
1998
Keith Matthew Tkachuk (born March 28, 1972, in Melrose, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... The Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy was donated by the Montreal Canadiens hockey club in 1999 to be awarded annually to the goal-scoring leader during the National Hockey League regular season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Succeeded by
Teemu Selänne
Preceded by
Pavel Bure
NHL Goal Leader
1995
Succeeded by
Mario Lemieux

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Peter Bondra (711 words)
Peter Bondra, who is closing in on the Washington Capitals' offensive records he already doesn't own, signed a new contract yesterday, ending months of speculation about where he would play next season.
Bondra referred to the request as ``purely a business decision.'' He asked to be moved because he was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and could go wherever he wanted, to whomever bid the most.
Bondra acknowledged that perhaps he had perhaps he had been hasty in asking the club to trade him -- a request that may have been made before all the ramifications were thoroughly thought out, such as where he might end up, school for the children, friends he made over the years.
Peter Bondra (727 words)
Bondra, unwilling to play in any more exhibition games until his contract is renegotiated, was suspended Sept. 20 by the Capitals.
Bondra, who finished eighth in the NHL last year with 46 goals, had said he did not want to risk injury.
Bondra's current contract is scheduled to pay him $1.75 million this year and $2 million in each of the next two seasons.
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