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Vaclav Varada

Vaclav Varada  #26

Right Wing
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: April 26, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Vsetin, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: SJS / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (89th overall)
Traded to Buffalo by San Jose with Martin Spahnel and Philadelphia's 1st (previously acquired, later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Daniel Briere) and 4th (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Mike Martone) round choices in 1996 Entry Draft for Doug Bodger, November 16, 1995. Traded to Ottawa by Buffalo with Buffalo's 5th round choice (Tim Cook) in 2003 Entry Draft for Jakub Klepis, February 25, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee injury vs. Boston, December 13, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Vitkovice (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), August 10, 2006.
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Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.

— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier