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Marian Gaborik

Marian Gaborik  #12

Los Angeles Kings  Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1982  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Trencin, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: MIN / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
Competing in his second Olympics Games; Gaborik first competed for his country at 16 years of age, winning bronze medals at the 1999 Under-18 World Championship and the World Junior Championship; his only international medals to date. Gaborik led the Under-18 tournament with 11 points (3-8-11) and was named to the tournament All-Star Team.

His most recent international competition was the 2007 World Championship where he played on a line with Marian Hossa and Pavol Demitra. Gaborik led the team with 11 points (5-6-11) in six games and was named one of Slovakia’s three best players.

Gaborik played two seasons in Minnesota alongside fellow 2010 Olympian Pavol Demitra -- it will be their first competition together since the end of the 2007-08 season.

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