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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.
Quote of the Day

I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2