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Jozef Balej

Jozef Balej  #8

Right Wing
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: February 22, 1982
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Myjava, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: MTL / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (78th overall)
WHL West First All-Star Team (2002) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2002) Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Montreal's 2nd round choice (Bruce Graham) in 2004 Entry Draft for Alex Kovalev, March 2, 2004. Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers with future consdierations for Fedor Fedorov, October 7, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), July 24, 2006.
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He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday
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