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Marek Malik

Marek Malik  #8

Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: June 24, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Ostrava, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 235 DRAFTED: HFD / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (72nd overall)
Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Vancouver by Carolina with Darren Langdon for Jan Hlavac and Harold Druken, November 1, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Vitkovice (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, October 23, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Vitkovice (CzRep), October 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), November 23, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Vitkovice (CzRep), July 20, 2010. Officially announced his retirement, May 7, 2014.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4