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Vinny Prospal

Vinny Prospal  #22

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NUMBER: 22 BIRTHDATE: February 17, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 191 DRAFTED: PHI / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (71st overall)
AHL First All-Star Team (1997) Traded to Ottawa by Philadelphia with Pat Falloon and Dallas' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Chris Bala) in 1998 Entry Draft for Alexandre Daigle, January 17, 1998. Traded to Florida by Ottawa for future considerations, January 20, 2001. Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida for Ryan Johnson and Tampa Bay's 6th round choice (later traded back to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Doug O'Brien) in 2003 Entry Draft, July 10, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 17, 2003. Traded to Tampa Bay by Anaheim for Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Brendan Mikkelson) in 2005 Entry Draft, August 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep-2), September 17, 2004. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay for Alexandre Picard and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Richard Panik) in 2009 Entry Draft, February 25, 2008. Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia for Nashville's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Joacim Eriksson) in 2008 Entry Draft and future considerations, June 18, 2008. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 17, 2009. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to knee surgery, October 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 23. 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep), October 28, 2012. Officially announced his retirement, January 24, 2014.
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[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.

— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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