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Ales Kotalik

Ales Kotalik  #12

Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: December 23, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: BUF / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (164th overall)
2010-11: Sustained an injury in EDM pre-season game on Oct.1... Played his first game back after injury (missed 26 games) on Dec.3 playing 8:30 and registering 5 hits... Scored his first goal of the season (game winner) against his former team (BUF) on Dec.27... Scored the game winning goal on Jan.14 at OTT... Scored his third goal on Jan.17... Assigned to Abbotsford on Jan. 27... Recalled from Abbotsford on Mar.15... Picked up a goal and an assist in his first game back on Mar.17... Reassigned to Abbotsford on Mar. 31
 
 
Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), September 6, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Buffalo for Carolina's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Jesse Blacker) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 9, 2009. Traded to Calgary by NY Rangers with Chris Higgins for Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust, February 2, 2010. Traded to Buffalo by Calgary with Robyn Regehr and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Jake McCabe) in 2012 Entry Draft for Chris Butler and Paul Byron, June 25, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budajovice (CzRep), October 7, 2011.
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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie