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Marek Zidlicky
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Marek Zidlicky  #2

New Jersey Devils  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: February 3, 1977  (AGE 37)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Most, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: NYR / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (176th overall)
Leads NJD d'men/is third overall with 4g-13a-17pts...Posted 1g-1a-2pts three times, most recently Dec. 15 at NYI...Recorded 2a Dec. 4 at Tor. to reach the 300a-mark in his NHL career; also had 2a Oct. 9 at Phi...Had points in back-to-back games three times, most recently Dec. 13-15 (1g-2a-3pts)...Appeared in his 700th NHL game Oct. 9 at Phi...Among NHL d'men since 2003-04, eighth with 302a, tenth with 384pts and fourth with 56 PPG 2013-14: Finished first among Devils d'men with 12g-30a-42pts; 12g were second-most (tie, 08-09) of NHL career (14, 03-04)...Led squad with 8 PPG; was team s first d'man since 2003-04 (S. Niedermayer, 9) to do so Also led club with 60 PIM; was first d'man since 05-06 (C. White, 91) to do so Totaled 9 multi-point games, including three 2g efforts...Notched 2nd career OT goal Jan. 11 vs. Fla...Recorded points in season-high 4 consecutive games Mar. 4-11 (1g-4a-5pts)...Represented Czech Republic at Olympics for 3rd time; 2g-2a-4pts in five games in Sochi.
Traded to Nashville by NY Rangers with Rem Murray and Tomas Kloucek for Mike Dunham, December 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), September 17, 2004. Traded to Minnesota by Nashville for Ryan Jones and Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Charles-Olivier Roussel) in 2009 Entry Draft, July 1, 2008. Traded to New Jersey by Minnesota for Kurtis Foster, Nick Palmieri, Stepahane Veilleux, Washington's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Raphael Bussieres) in 2012 Entry Draft and New Jersey's 3rd round choice (later traded to NY Islanders NY Islanders selected Eamon McAdam), February 24 2012. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), September 9, 2012.
Quote of the Day

[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday