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Branislav Mezei

Branislav Mezei  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: October 8, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Nitra, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 235 DRAFTED: NYI / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (2000) Traded to Florida by NY Islanders for Jason Wiemer, July 3, 2002. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to ankle (October 12, 2002 vs. Atlanta) and foot (January 1, 2003 vs. New Jersey) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Trencin (Slovakia), January 30, 2005. Missed remainder of 2005-06 due to knee injury sufferd in game vs. NY Rangers, November 9, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), May 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Plzen (CzRep), May 17, 2009. Transferred to Espoo (Finland), October 29, 2009.
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They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.

— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets