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Petr Svoboda

Petr Svoboda  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Most, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 183 DRAFTED: MTL / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
EJC-A All-Star Team (1983) EJC-A - Best Defenseman (1983) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000) Traded to Buffalo by Montreal for Kevin Haller, March 10, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by Buffalo for Garry Galley, April 7, 1995. Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia for Karl Dykhuis, December 28, 1998. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to concussion vs. Los Angeles, December 16, 2000. Officially announced his retirement, May 3, 2002.
Quote of the Day

It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.

— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday