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2007 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE ENTRY DRAFT IN COLUMBUS OHIO
Jakub Voracek of the Czech Republic, the seventh overall NHL draft pick, holds up his Columbus Blue Jackets jersey at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on June 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/ Stephanie Krell)
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Jakub Voráček (born August 15, 1989) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted seventh overall by the Blue Jackets at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft on June 22, 2007.

Voráček was taken first overall in the 2006 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft and played two seasons with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He also represented the Czech Republic at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship in 2007 and 2008. He signed a three-year entry level contract with the Blue Jackets on August 2, 2007.

He scored his first NHL goal in his first game on October 10, 2008 against Marty Turco of the Dallas Stars.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jakub Voracek."
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