Ice hockey player
| May 6, 1992 (age 23)
Skalica, Czechoslovakia (1992-05-06) |
HC Sparta Praha
HC Slovan Bratislava
Marek Tvrdon, Dane Byers, Jeff Jakaitis, Bryan Helmer, Andrew Rowe
Michal Čajkovský (born May 6, 1992) is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Čajkovský made his European Elite debut during the 2009-10 season playing in the Slovak Extraliga with HC Slovan Bratislava. Undrafted, Čajkovský played major junior hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs and the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League.
He spent the 2013–14 season, his first professional North American season, in the ECHL with the Reading Royals, on loan from the Hershey Bears of the AHL. He scored an impressive 14 goals and 36 points in 66 games to earn a selection to the ECHL All-Rookie Team. Čajkovský was re-signed by the Bears to a second one-year contract on August 15, 2014.
On June 19, 2015, Čajkovský returned to Europe and signed a one-year contract with Czech Extraliga team, HC Sparta Praha. In the 2015–16 season, Čajkovský made an immediate impact from the blueline with Sparta, compiling 11 goals and 28 points in 49 games.
After signing an extension to continue with Praha in the 2016–17 season, Čajkovský continued his upward development leading the defense in scoring with 12 points in 19 games before he opted for a mid-season transfer, having gained the attention of Russian based, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL on November 27, 2016.
Čajkovský participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships as a member of the Slovakia men's national junior ice hockey team.
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