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Pavel Kubina

Pavel Kubina  #13

Defenseman
NUMBER: 13 BIRTHDATE: April 15, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Celadna, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 258 DRAFTED: TBL / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (179th overall)
WC-A All-Star Team (1999) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004) Signed as a free agent by Vitkovice (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2006. Traded to Atlanta by Toronto with Tim Stapleton for Garnet Exelby and Colin Stuart, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 2, 2010. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay for Jon Kalinski, Florida's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Brian Hart) in 2012 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (later traded to Ottawa Ottawa selected Tobias Lindberg) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 18, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss). February 12, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, December 20, 2013.
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I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.

— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday