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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.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5