David Petrasek is a Swedish defenseman on HV71.

Petrasek was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 1998, but never left Sweden to try his luck in the NHL. He joined HV71’s system in 1993, and has spent most of his career with the club. He first played in the Elitserien in 1994, appearing in 30 games and winning his first league title. He played the next five years with HV71, before transferring to the Malmo Redhawks in 2000. He would play 5 seasons with the Redhawks, where he developed into a more well-rounded offensive defenseman, scoring 49 points in his last two seasons on the team. In 2005, he returned to HV71, where he won another league title in 2008. In 2008-09, he set career highs with 22 assists and 28 points. He had a serious breakout season in 2009-10, scoring 15 goals and 53 points, as well as 101 penalty minutes, helping the club win the Elitserien title. He signed with Dynamo Minsk in the 2010 offseason, and made his KHL debut that year.

Team HC Dinamo Minsk HC Dinamo Minsk
Position Defence
Born 1 Feb 1976
Nationality Sweden Sweden
Team History
HV71 HV71 2005 - present
HC Dinamo Minsk HC Dinamo Minsk 2010 - present
HV71 HV71 2005 - 2010
Malmo Redhawks Malmo Redhawks 2000 - 2005
HV71 HV71 1994 - 2000

Petrasek has played for Sweden on numerous occasions, and won a silver medal at the ’96 World Juniors.

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