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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 think the thing about him, No. 1, he's a competitive guy. We have no issues as far as him fitting in here with this group. No question he's going to be hungry. I think whenever you look at your back end, it's a mix-type thing, and I think [there are] things he can bring to us. He's very mobile, and even though he's not big (6 feet, 201 pounds), he certainly competes. He's a smart player.

— Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on Andrej Sekera, after making a trade with the Hurricanes for the defenseman on Wednesday
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