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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.

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game