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Jiri Novotny

Jiri Novotny  #12

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NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: August 12, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: BUF / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (22nd overall)
Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Nicholas Petrecki) in 2007 Entry Draft for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), September 7, 2009.
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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson