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Filip Kuba

Filip Kuba  #17

Defenseman
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: December 29, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Ostrava, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: FLA / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (192nd overall)

2012-13: Recorded an assist Apr. 27 at TBL...Notched an assist Apr. 23 vs. NYR...Recorded an assist Apr. 26 at TOR...Had two point (assists) night Mar. 19...Scored first goal of the season Mar. 2 at CAR...Recorded an assist Feb. 12 vs. WSH...Played in 800th career NHL game Feb. 5 at BUF...Notched an assist Jan. 31 vs WPG...Played season-high 26:59 TOI Jan. 22 at MTL..Recorded an assist Jan. 19 vs. CAR.

Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004) Traded to Calgary by Florida for Rocky Thompson, March 16, 2000. Claimed by Minnesota from Calgary in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2006. Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay with Alexandre Picard and San Jose's 1st round choice (previously acquired, later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Columbus, later traded to Anahaim Anaheim selected Kyle Palmieri) in 2009 Entry Draft for Andrej Meszaros, August 29, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Vitkovice (CzRep), November 9, 2012.
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Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals