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Martin Havlat  #9

New Jersey Devils  Left Wing
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: April 19, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: OTT / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (26th overall)
Scored PPG Dec. 11 at Phi...Missed three games Dec. 2-6 (lower body)...Had points in back-to-back games Nov. 15-18 (1g-1a-2pts)...Missed nine games Oct. 24-Nov. 10 (lower body)...Also missed contest Oct. 18 vs. SJ (facial lacerations)...Had points in three straight Oct. 9-14 (1g-2a-3pts); scored PP/GWG Oct. 11 at Fla...Made Devils' debut/posted 1a Oct. 9 at Phi...Ranks third in career scoring among active players from Czech Rep. behind J. Jagr and P. Elias 2013-14: Injuries limited playing time to just 48 games Totaled six multi-pt.games, including sixth career hat trick/career-high (tie) 4pts Apr. 11 vs. Col. Recorded 1g-1a-2pts on four occasions; also had 2a Mar. 27 vs. Wpg Posted points in back-to-back games three times, most recently Mar. 25-27 (1g-2a-3pts) Notched lone PPG Mar. 18 vs. Fla Finished at +14, his best mark since 08-09 (+29) Made season debut Oct. 30 at LA; missed 12 games with groin injury Missed 17 matches Dec. 23-Jan. 27 with lower body injury.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2001) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2011) Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), November 10, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), January 31, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to shoulder injury vs. Montreal, November 29, 2005. Traded to Chicago by Ottawa with Bryan Smolinski for Tom Preissing, Josh Hennessy, Michal Barinka and Chicago's 2nd round choice (Patrick Wiercioch) in 2008 Entry Draft, July 10, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder (October 4, 2007 at Minnesota) and groin (December 22, 2007 at Ottawa) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2009. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota for Dany Heatley, July 3, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to lower-body injury vs. Edmonton, December 17, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2014.
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When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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