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Zbynek Michalek

Zbynek Michalek  #4

Arizona Coyotes  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: December 23, 1982  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic
Shoots: Right
2013-14: Scored a goal vs. WPG, Apr. 1…Earned an assist at NYR, Mar. 24…Tallied an assist at TBL, Mar. 10…Blocked 7 shots at DAL, Feb. 8…Scored a goal vs. PIT, Feb. 1…Tallied an assist vs. BUF, Jan. 30…Blocked a season-high 11 shots at VAN, Jan. 26…Had a season-high 4 shots vs. NJD and TOR, Jan. 18-20…Returned to the lineup and skated in 16:02 of ice time vs. VAN, Jan. 16…Skated in 17:32 of ice time at COL, Dec. 10…Played in his 600th career NHL game vs. VAN, Nov. 5…Blocked 7 shots at SJS, Nov. 2…Registered an assist and blocked 5 shots vs. NSH, Oct. 31.
2012-13: Led the team with 87 blocked shots…Recorded 0-2-2 with 14 PIM and a plus-4 rating in 34 games…Ranked 2nd on the team in SH TOI/G (2:47) and 3rd in shifts/game (26.7)...Played in his 400th career game with PHX vs. EDM, Jan. 30.
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.
Quote of the Day

He's able to play now, we just want to see other guys. We know what he can do.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on not rushing Steven Stamkos onto the ice