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Zbynek Michalek

Zbynek Michalek  #4

Arizona Coyotes  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: December 23, 1982  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic
Shoots: Right
2015-16: Blocked 6 shots at TOR, Oct. 26 Blocked 7 shots vs. BOS, Oct.17 Notched an assist at ANA, Oct. 15 Scored a goal and was plus-3 at LAK, Oct. 9. 2014-15: Played in 53 games for the Coyotes and recorded 2-6-8 and 12 PIM Traded to STL on March 2 in exchange for Maxim Letunov...Played in 15 games for the Blues and posted 2-2-4 and 6 PIM with a plus-3 rating Ranked 18th in the NHL with 160 blocked shots Recorded his 100th career assist with the Coyotes at CGY on Nov. 13 Played in his 500th career game with the Coyotes vs. NYI on Nov. 8. NOTES: Has also played for MIN and PIT...His brother Milan is a member of the Ottawa Senators Represented the Czech Republic at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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. Traded to St. Louis by Arizona with future considerations for Maxim Letunov. March 2. 2015. Signed as a free agent by Arizona, July 1, 2015.
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It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.

— Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who on Wednesday became the ninth Russian-born player, and ninth Red Wings player, to score 300 NHL goals
World Cup of Hockey 2016