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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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I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres