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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)
Kuba, competing in his second games, joins an experienced Czech blueline as one of the three defensemen with Olympic experience -- both Tomas Kaberle and Pavel Kubina will compete in their third Olympic competition.

He was a member of the 2001, 2002 and 2008 World Championship teams, winning a gold medal for his country in 2001.

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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie