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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.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1