In a quest to determine The Most Insignificant Sabre of
Today we’ll take a look at Radoslav Hecl, another suggestion from Brian S. in the comments. (What can we say? The man knows insignificance.)
Acquired by the Sabres: via Draft.
Regular season stats as a Sabre: 14 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points, 2 PIM
Playoff stats as a Sabre: None
After Buffalo: According to this 2002 Draft Evaluation I found on Hockeysfuture.com, Hecl was 27 when he was drafted, so the Sabres wanted him to achieve some level of production right away. When it became apparent that he wasn’t going to cut it, Hecl went back to Slovakia and played there for three years. He played in the UK for one season and played this past season in Italy.
Ebay swag: Be sure to get your hands on an autographed puck from Hecl’s days as a Sabre. Autographed in gold, and now 20 percent off. Buy it now for $1.59 plus $4.29 shipping.
Someone forgot to tell Radoslav that here in America we sign our first name in front of our last name.
Why Hecl should not be Most Insignificant: I’m digging for stuff here, but he was a seventh round draft pick that played in his first professional season on this side of the pond. That counts for something, right?
Finalist #4: Radoslav Hecl. I think he’s gonna be pretty hard to beat; If you disagree let us know in the comments.