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Josef Melichar

Josef Melichar  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: January 20, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: PIT / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (71st overall)
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to shoulder injury vs. Boston, October 13, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Linkopings (Sweden), October 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 2, 2008. Traded to Tampa Bay by Carolina with Wade Brookbank and future considerations for Jussi Jokinen, February 7, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep), July 9, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Linkoping (Sweden), August 10, 2010. Loaned to Ceske Budejovice (CzRep) by Linkoping (Sweden), September 1, 2010.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson