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Patrik Stefan

Patrik Stefan  #27

Center
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: September 16, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Pribram, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: ATL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finland), October 23, 2004. Traded to Dallas by Atlanta with Jaroslav Modry for Niko Kapanen and Dallas' 7th round choice (Will O'Neill) in 2006 Entry Draft, June 24, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), August 15, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, October 7, 2007.
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For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.

— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday