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Joel Kwiatkowski

Joel Kwiatkowski  #3

Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: March 22, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Kindersley, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: DAL / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (194th overall)
WHL West Second All-Star Team (1997) WHL West First All-Star Team (1998) AHL Second All-Star Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, June 18, 1998. Traded to Ottawa by Anaheim for Patrick Traverse, June 12, 2000. Traded to Washington by Ottawa for Washington's 9th round choice (later traded back to Washington Washington selected Mark Olafson) in 2003 Entry Draft, January 15, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 16, 2004. Loaned to St. John's (AHL) by Florida (San Antonio-AHL) for cash, March 11, 2005. Traded to Pittsburgh by Florida for Florida's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Matt Rust) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, August 30, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (KHL), July 11, 2008. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), June 22, 2009.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL