Jakub Voracek

Jakub Voracek

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/209 lbs
Born: Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Draft: 2007 1st round (7th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • The Hockey Writers

    Blue Jackets Award Predictions for the 2021-22 Season

    Rick Nash Award for Most Valuable Player: Elvis Merzlikins Cody’s Pick: Oliver Bjorkstrand Mark and Nicholas’ Pick: Elvis Merzlikins Sergei Bobrovsky was the best player in Columbus throughout his tenure, and now the Blue Jackets are turning the reins over to a new MVP in goal. Elvis Merzlikins is playing with a cause this season. He’s said the tragic death of his “little brother” Matiss Kivlenieks will be a driving force for his play in 2021-22, even saying he’s going to win a Vezina Trophy for...

  • The Columbus Dispatch

    After 10 seasons In Philadelphia, Jakub Voracek happy to return to Columbus Blue Jackets

    Voracek, meanwhile, found out from his mom. "I knew it was going to be a great opportunity for me," said Voracek, who the Blue Jackets drafted seventh overall in 2007 and traded to the Flyers in 2011 for Jeff Carter, "to not prove what kind of player I am — because after 1,000 games I think everybody knows what kind of player I am — but get that new chance, new jump, new juice into you that obviously I wasn’t getting in Philadelphia.

  • The Cannon

    Cannon Blasts: Previewing the 2021-22 season

    A young team — again The Blue Jackets have been among the youngest rosters in the league for several years, and this year is no exception. As the team rebuilds (or “resets” in their preferred parlance), there’s now an even greater emphasis on moving out the aging core (Nick Foligno, David Savard, and Cam Atkinson) and giving opportunities to younger players. Just two players on the 23 man roster are over the age of 30: Jakub Voracek and Gustav Nyquist, both 32 years old.