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Flyers Acquire (D) Kubina

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Following the Flyers-Penguins game on Saturday afternoon, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced that the club has acquired defenseman Pavel Kubina from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Jonathan Kalinski, a 2nd round pick previously acquired from Florida, and a 2013 4th round pick. The 2nd round pick has Florida's option to be in 2012 or 2013.

The 34-year-old Kubina posted 11 points (3G-8A) and 59 penalty minutes in 52 games for the Lightning this season.

The 6'4'', 258-pound defenseman also averages nearly 20 minutes of time-on-ice a game (19:52) which ranked third among Tampa Bay defensemen. He is second on the team in hits (95) and third in blocked shots (100). 

Over the course of his 13 seasons in the NHL, Kubina has 110 goals and 272 assists for 382 points and 1,108 penalty minutes in 953 games.

He has also appeared in 46 Stanley Cup playoff games, which included winning a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004.

He is the Lightning's all-time games-played leader among defensemen and third overall only to Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis (662) and tied for fourth all-time in game-winning goals (18).

He is also the franchise's second all-time leading scorer among defensemen in points (243) and assists (171) with Tampa Bay.

In addition to the Lightning, he has also spent time with the Toronto Maple Leafs (2006 to 2009) and Atlanta Thrashers (2009-10). He was originally drafted in the seventh round (179th overall) by the Lightning in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

KUBINA'S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
1997-1998 Lightning 10 1 2 3 -1 22 0 0 0
1998-1999 Lightning 68 9 12 21 -33 80 3 1 1
1999-2000 Lightning 69 8 18 26 -19 93 6 0 3
2000-2001 Lightning 70 11 19 30 -14 103 6 1 1
2001-2002 Lightning 82 11 23 34 -22 106 5 2 3
2002-2003 Lightning 75 3 19 22 -7 78 0 0 0
2003-2004 Lightning 81 17 18 35 9 85 8 1 4
2005-2006 Lightning 76 5 33 38 -12 96 4 0 3
2006-2007 Maple Leafs 61 7 14 21 7 48 4 0 1
2007-2008 Maple Leafs 72 11 29 40 5 116 6 0 4
2008-2009 Maple Leafs 82 14 26 40 -15 94 9 0 4
2009-2010 Thrashers 76 6 32 38 0 66 2 0 1
2010-2011 Lightning 79 4 19 23 2 62 1 0 2
2011-2012 Lightning 52 3 8 11 1 59 0 0 1
NHL TOTALS 953 110 272 382 -99 1,108 54 5 28

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