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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)
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.
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