Round 3
Stanley Cup Final
Lubos Bartecko

Lubos Bartecko  #23

Left Wing
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: July 14, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Kezmarok, Slovakia
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 don’t know if it was more relief for me that [Stamkos] scored or the power play scored. It was a whole compilation of Alka Seltzer.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Steven Stamkos broke a long scoring drought and Tampa Bay's struggling power play scored four times in Game 2 at Montreal