Karel Vejmelka

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Karel Vejmelka
Born (1996-05-25) 25 May 1996 (age 25)
Trebic, Czech Republic
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
NHL team
Former teams
Arizona Coyotes
HC Dynamo Pardubice
HC Kometa Brno
HC Dukla Jihlava
NHL Draft 145th overall, 2015
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2014present

Karel Vejmelka (born 25 May 1996) is a Czech professional ice hockey Goaltender who is currently under contract with the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Vejmelka was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 5th round (145th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

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Playing career

Vejmelka made his Czech Extraliga debut playing with HC Pardubice debut during the 2014–15 Czech Extraliga season. [1]

During the 2015–16 season, after making just a solitary appearance with Dynamo, Vejmelka transferred his contract to fellow ELH club, HC Kometa Brno, on 28 November 2015. [2]

With a shortened loan to HC Dukla Jihlava, Vejmelka played the next five seasons with HC Kometa Brno before he was signed as a free agent to a one-year entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL on 5 May 2021. [3]

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References

  1. "Karel Vejmela signs senior contract with Pardubice". HC Dynamo Pardubice. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. "Brno welcome Karel Vejmelka from Pardubice" (in Czech). HC Kometa Brno. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  3. "Coyotes Karel Vejmelka signs one-year ELC". CBS Sports . 5 May 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2021.