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Lubos Bartecko

Lubos Bartecko  #23

Left Wing
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: July 14, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Kezmarok, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 210
Shoots: Left
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 3, 1997. Traded to Atlanta by St. Louis for Buffalo's 4th round choice (previously acquired, St. Louis selected Igor Valeyev) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 23, 2001. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to wrist (November 2, 2002 vs. Florida) and groin (January 13, 2003 vs. Philadelphia) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), November 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), August 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Poprad (Slovakia), September 5, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Kezmarok (Slovakia), August 29, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), June 18, 2009.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh