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Zbynek Michalek  #6

St. Louis Blues  Defenseman
NUMBER: 6 BIRTHDATE: December 23, 1982  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 210
Shoots: Right
Regular Season Career as a Blue: 15GP, 2-2-4, 4 PIM Trend: Quick Hits -Ranked 23rd overall in shorthanded ice time per game (2:52) during the reg. season -Ranked 18th overall with 160 blocked shots during the reg. season -Combined +12 rating over his last 6 seasons, after accruing a -27 in his first 5 NHL campaigns
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 29, 2001. Traded to Phoenix by Minnesota for Erik Westrum and Dustin Wood, August 26, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2010. Traded to Phoenix by Pittsburgh for Harrison Ruopp, Marc Cheverie and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Pittsburgh selected Oskar Sundqvist) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 22, 2012.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4