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2014 NHL Draft
Radim Vrbata

Radim Vrbata  #17

Vancouver Canucks  Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: June 13, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: COL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (212th overall)
2013-14: Had an assist at CBJ, Apr. 8…Tallied an assist at LAK, Mar. 17…Totaled 1-2-3 at FLA, Mar. 11…Scored the GDG in the shootout at TBL, Mar. 10…Scored a goal at WSH, Mar. 8…Scored 2 goals vs. MTL, Mar. 6…Notched an assist at WPG, Feb. 27…Scored a goal at DAL, Feb. 8…Scored a goal vs. CHI, Feb. 7…Scored a goal vs. PIT, Feb. 1…Scored a goal at EDM, Jan. 24…Had an assist vs. NJD, Jan. 18…Registered 3 assists vs. ANA, Jan. 11…Tallied 2 assists vs. CGY, Jan. 7…Scored a goal vs. SJS, Dec. 27…Registered his 5th career hat trick (3-0-3) vs. NYR, Oct. 3.
2012-13: Recorded 12-16-28 in 34 games to rank 2nd on the team in scoring…Finished tied for 2nd on the team in plus-minus (+6), 3rd in shots (106)…Notched his 4th career hat trick, including the GWG and a SHG and matched a career high in points (3-1-4) at ANA, Apr. 27.
NOTES: Has also played for COL, CAR, CHI and TBL…The Coyotes are 82-19-11 when Vrbata scores a goal in his 426 games with the team.
QMJHL First All-Star Team (2001) Traded to Carolina by Colorado for Bates Battaglia, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), September 4, 2004. Traded to Chicago by Carolina for Chicago's 4th round choice (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected Cade Fairchild) in 2007 Entry Draft, December 29, 2005. Traded to Phoenix by Chicago for Kevyn Adams, August 11, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2008. Assigned to Mlada Boleslav (CzRep) by Tampa Bay, December 9, 2008. Loaned to Liberec (CzRep) by Mlada Boleslav (CzRep), January 29, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Tampa Bay for Todd Fedoruk and David Hale, July 21, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Mlada Boleslav (CzRep-2), November 1, 2012.
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