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Kirk Maltby

Kirk Maltby  #18

Left Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: December 22, 1972
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Guelph, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: EDM / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (65th overall)

Career: Four-time Stanley Cup champion (1997, 98, 2002, 08)...Became the 239th player in NHL history to play in 1,000 career games on 2/27/09 vs LA

2009-10: Placed on IR 2/25 (shoulder)...Scored DET's first goal 2/13 vs OTT, his first goal since 10/31 at CGY...Finished with an even rating or better in 27 of his last 29 games played

2008-09: Registered the 250th point of his career on 2/2 vs STL (goal)...Scored his 100th goal in a Red Wings uniform 11/22 at CGY

Misc: Hockey hero growing up: Wayne Gretzky...Favorite musical artist: Metallica...Favorite food: Italian...Favorite sport besides hockey: golf...Dream Foursome: Tiger Woods, Russell Peters, his Grandfather

Traded to Detroit by Edmonton for Dan McGillis, March 20, 1996. Missed majority of 1999-2000 season recovering from hernia injury suffered in game vs. Dallas, October 5, 1999.
Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers