Jiri Fischer

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Birthday
31, 1980
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1980 (age 38)
Birthplace
Czech Republic

About

Defenseman who played in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings from 1999-2006, also spending some time with their affiliate club the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. He was forced to retire in 2005 after going into cardiac arrest during a game.

Before Fame

He played for the Hull Olympiques in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Trivia

He played internationally for the Czech Republic.

Family Life

He was born in Horovice, Czech Republic, which at the time was considered part of Czechoslovakia.

Associated With

Defenseman Chris Chelios was his teammate on the Red Wings.