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Pavel Brendl

Pavel Brendl  #28

Right Wing
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: March 23, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Opocno, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: NYR / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
WHL East First All-Star Team (1999) WHL Rookie of the Year (1999) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1999) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1999) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1999) WHL East Second All-Star Team (2000) Traded to Philadelphia by NY Rangers with Jan Hlavac, Kim Johnsson and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (Stefan Ruzicka) in 2003 Entry Draft for Eric Lindros, August 20, 2001. Traded to Carolina by Philadelphia with Bruno St. Jacques for Sami Kapanen and Ryan Bast, February 7, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Olomouc (CzRep-2), October 14, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Joensuu (Finland-2), November 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Thurgau (Swiss-2), December 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Joensuu (Finland-2), January 13, 2005. Traded to Phoenix by Carolina for Krys Kolanos, December 28, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Mora (Sweden), May 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), April 13, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (Russia - KHL), June 11, 2008.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016