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Pavel Kubina

Pavel Kubina  #13

Defenseman
NUMBER: 13 BIRTHDATE: April 15, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Celadna, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 258 DRAFTED: TBL / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (179th overall)
2011-12: Missed seven games (March 8-18) due to injury... recorded his first point as a Flyer on March 1 vs. NYI (assist)... at the time of the trade, led Tampa Bay defensemen with 59 PIM, was second on the team with 95 hits and third on the team with 100 blocked shots... Missed four games due to injury from 12/5-12/10 and returned to action on 12/12 vs. NJD. 

WC-A All-Star Team (1999) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004) Signed as a free agent by Vitkovice (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2006. Traded to Atlanta by Toronto with Tim Stapleton for Garnet Exelby and Colin Stuart, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 2, 2010. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay for Jon Kalinski, Florida's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Brian Hart) in 2012 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (later traded to Ottawa Ottawa selected Tobias Lindberg) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 18, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss). February 12, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, December 20, 2013.
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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