|NUMBER:||10||BIRTHDATE:||February 14, 1982 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Trencin, Slovakia|
|WEIGHT:||204||DRAFTED:||MIN / 2000 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (3rd overall)|
Career: Played in NHL All-Star Game in 2003, 2008 & 2012 (Game MVP)... Has scored 30+ goals 7x and 40+ 3x (2011-12, 2009-10, 2007-08)... Has represented Slovakia at the Winter Olympics (2006 & 2010), IIHF World Championships (2001, 2004, 2005 & 2007), World Cup (2004), IIHF World Jr. Championships (1999 - Bronze & 2000) and IIHF World U18 Championships (1999 & 2000)...Total international numbers: 78GP-39G-27A-66P.
2013-14: Recorded 177th career multi-point game (1G-2A-3P), was +2, fired 5 SOG and was named 1st Star of the Game on 10/11 at BUF.
2012-13: Finished T-6th in the NHL in GWG (5)... Finished 16th in the NHL in SOG (151)... Named 1st Star, tallied GWG-A-2P in CBJ debut on 4/4 at NSH.
Personal: Nickname is 'Gabby'... Runs the Marian Gaborik Foundation which strives to involve children in organized sports in Slovakia; also helped build a new hockey arena in his hometown of Trencin... Favorite player growing up: Peter Bondra... Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers.
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I think offensively, a lot of us are fighting it a little bit, and you don’t play with swagger and confidence when you are fighting it.