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Zbynek Michalek
Zbynek Michalek
Defenseman  - ARI
(mih-KHAL-ihk, z'BIGH-nehk )
Number: 4
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 23, 1982  (Age 33)
Birthplace: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic
Acquired: Acquired from PIT in exchange for Harrison Ruopp, Marc Cheverie and a3rd round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, June 22, 2012
HOME: 1-0-1 in 21 games AWAY: 1-2-3 in 20 games SEASON LONG POINT STREAK: 2 games, Oct. 9- Oct. 14 (1-1-2) SEASON HIGHLIGHTS - Scored the 2nd fastest goal (2:00 in the first period) to start a season in franchise history on Oct. 9 at LAK. - Michalek's goal to open up the season was the first by a Coyotes' defenseman since Keith Ballard scored the first goal of the season in 2007. - Blocked a season-high 7 shots vs. BOS, Oct. 17. - Passed Randy Carlyle (564) for the 2nd-most games played among defensemen in franchise history at STL, Dec. 8. CAREER NOTES: - Played in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics for Czech Republic. - Since 2007-08, Michalek has blocked 1,320 shots in 753 career NHL games, which ranks 2nd among active NHL defensemen. - Registered his 100th career assist with ARI at CGY, Nov. 13, 2014. - Skated in his 500th career game with ARI vs. NYI, Nov. 8, 2014.

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