The son of an exceptional league forward and reputable trainer Vladimír Vůjtek, Sr., Vladimír’s career started in the industrial town of Ostrava for the local Vitkovice club. Vladimir was drafted by Montreal in 1991, beginning his 16 year career on the ice.
Vladimír has covered the world in the name of hockey. He has played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Edmonton Oilers, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Atlanta Thrashers, and finally, the Pittsburgh Penguins. When not playing in the NHL, Vladimir could be found on the ice in Europe. He played in the KHL, the Extraliga (Czech Republic), was on the ice 57 times for the Czech Republic team (20 goals), and found notable fame in Pori, Finland (54 matches with 61 points).
This exceptional skater and shooter has won many awards and has had numerous championship seasons. Vladimír participated in Sparta Praha’s championship season in 2000, Hameenlinna, Fineland’s championship in 2002 and was elected to the All Star competition. While in Finland, Vladimír and his offensive teammates Pavel Patera and Martin Procházka were often compared to the legendary Russian formation of Makarov, Larionov, Krutov. Additionally, Vladimír won a bronze medal in the 1997 World Championship for the Czech Republic. His seven goals earned him Top Scorer recognition and election to the Media All Star team.
Vladimír stepped off the ice for the last time as a professional player in 2007; his career in hockey continues today as an executive and player agent with EHS.