Jakub Vrana

Jakub Vrana

Jakub Vrana: A Brief Biography

Jakub Vrana
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Jakub Vrana, born on February 28,1996, is a Czech professional ice hockey forward currently affiliated with the Springfield Thunderbirds in the American Hockey League (AHL) while contracted to the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Notably, throughout the entirety of his career, he has also been part of the Detroit Red Wings and the Washington Capitals. His stay with the Capitals was a memorable one, as he was able to led the team to a division title in 2017-18 and later to the 2018 Stanley Cup finals, where the Capitals came on top of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Following that, he joined the Red Wings on a trade that also involved Richard Panik in exchange for Anthony Mantha. However, frequent injuries halted his progress before getting traded again, this time to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Dylan McLaughlin and a seventh-round pick in the 2025 NHL Entry Draft.

Jakub Vrana Personal Information

NameJakub Vrana
Age28 years old ( as of April 2024)
DOBFebruary 28, 1996
NationalityCzech Republic
Mother NameJana Vranova
Father nameKarel Vrana
ProfessionIce Hockey Player
Height6 ft 0 in
Weight197 ib
Relationship StatusIn relationship

Jakub Vrana Early Life

Jakub Vrana began skating at a very early age. Notably, he practiced skating at a rink owned by former Capitals scout Vojtech Kucera’s brother. However, he left home at the age of 15 to play in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) and later participated in the 2009 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. Moving forward, Vrana made his Elisterien debut with Linkoping HC during the 2012-13 season. Remarkably, upon his debut in the league he became the youngest foreign player to play in the league and the ninth youngest overall.

His performances soon led the NHL Central Scouting Bureau to rank him as the fourth overall available European Skaters before the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Vrana was soon drafted by the Capitals and signed to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Jakub Vrana Personal Life

Jakub Vrana in his personal life has his parents, Jana Vranova and Karel Vrana alongside his step-sister Jana Krizova. Other than this, his personal life is filled by his girlfriend Adel Markova. Moreover, Jakub Vrana is quite vocal about cancer and its treatment. He is often seen participating in charity games to raise funds for cancer treatments.

Jakub Vrana Family Background

Jakub Varna was born in Prague, Czech Republic to parents Jana Vranova and Karel Vrana on February 28, 1996. Notably, Vrana has a step-sister named Jana Krizova, with whom he spends a lot of time during get-togethers.

Notably, his parents have always been present during the most important moments of his life, this includes their presence when Jakub was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2014 to him winning the Stanley Cup in 2018 and celebrating the victory with them. Unfortunately, for the family, Jana Vranova, Jakub’s mother, was diagnosed with cancer some years ago however her fighting spirit prevailed in defeating cancer.

Jakub Vrana Girlfriend

Jakub Vrana’s girlfriend is Adel Markova. Adel is a notable social media influencer with around 6,000 followers on Instagram, where she is known by @adelmarkova.

The influencer also maintains a presence on Tiktok under the username@Theadelmarkova. Her popularity surged following her relationship with the 2018 Stanley Cup champion. It’s worth noting that Jakub’s partner frequently utilizes Czech language in her social media posts, and a majority of her followers do the same, suggesting her Czech Republic origins.

Jakub Vrana Social Media

Jakub Vrana maintains an active presence on Instagram. He is available there under the user name @jakubvrana and has 105K followers there.

Jakub Vrana Career Stats

The entirety of Jakub Vrana’s career stats are presented below, starting right from his tenure with HC Letci Letňany in 2010-11.

2010–11HC Letci LetňanyCZE U161828154330
2010–11HC Letci LetňanyCZE U182619102910
2011–12Linköpings HCJ1821166222
2011–12Linköpings HCJ18 Allsv111211234322412
2011–12Linköpings HCJ2031012
2012–13Linköpings HCJ18 Allsv33252210112
2012–13Linköpings HCJ20322012324951010
2012–13Linköpings HCSEL50000
2013–14Linköpings HCJ18 Allsv1000031234
2013–14Linköpings HCJ202414112526
2013–14Linköpings HCSHL242132141126
2014–15Linköpings HCSHL4412122412114152
2014–15Hershey BearsAHL30550102462
2015–16Hershey BearsAHL36161834202186142
2016–17Hershey BearsAHL491917362870004
2016–17Washington CapitalsNHL213362
2017–18Washington CapitalsNHL7313142712233582
2018–19Washington CapitalsNHL822423472770006
2019–20Washington CapitalsNHL692527521880002
2020–21Washington CapitalsNHL391114258
2020–21Detroit Red WingsNHL23135182
2021–22Detroit Red WingsNHL261361916
2022–23Detroit Red WingsNHL51120
2022–23Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL1765114
2022–23St. Louis BluesNHL201041410
SHL totals7314132714255278
NHL totals34610895203953835810

Jakub Vrana Achievements

Jakub Vrana's most notable achievement since joining the NHL, came during the 2017-18 season, where he helped the Washington Capitals claim a first place finish in the Metropolitan Division and later helped them in clinching their first ever Stanley Cup.

Jakub Vrana Contract

Jakub Vrana has signed three contracts totalling $26,725,000 throughout his career. He is presently under a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for a total worth of $15,750,000. Under this contract, he will be receiving an average annual salary of $5,250,000.

Prior to this, he signed both his contracts with the Washington Capitals for $4,275,000 (entry-level) and for $6,700,000 respectively.

Jakub Vrana House

Jakub Vrana’s family lives in the Czech Republic where he often visits. However, details regarding his house in the US is not known as of now.

FAQ's On Jakub Vrana

A. Jakub Vrana is 28 years old as of April 2024.

A. Jakub Vrana has signed three contracts in his career totalling $26,725,000. 

A. Jakub Vrana’s girlfriend is Adel Markova. Adel is a social media influencer with a substantial following across her social media platforms.

A. Yes, Jakub Vrana is available on Instagram under the user name @jakubvrana.

A. Jakub Vrana stands at an impressive height of 6ft (183cm).

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