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Marek Zidlicky
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Marek Zidlicky  #2

New Jersey Devils  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: February 3, 1977  (AGE 37)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Most, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: NYR / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (176th overall)
Leads NJD d'men with 3g-8a-11pts; recorded 2a Nov. 22 at Cgy...Had points in back-to-back games Nov. 6-7 (1g-1a-2pts)...Notched 2nd multi-pt. game of season with 1g-1a-2pts (PPG & PPA) Nov. 1 vs. CBJ...Appeared in his 700th NHL game/posted 2a Oct. 9 at Phi...Among NHL d'men since 2003-04, ranks 11th with 721 GP, 14th with 81g (tie, M.A. Bergeron), eighth with 297a, 10th with 378pts and fourth with 55 PPG 2013-14: Finished first among Devils d'men/fifth on team with 12g-30a-42pts; 12g were second-most (tie, 08-09) of NHL career (14, 03-04)...Led squad with 8 PPG; was team s first rear-guard since 2003-04 (S. Niedermayer, 9) to accomplish feat Also led club with 60 PIM; was first d'man since 05-06 (C. White, 91) to do so Totaled 9 multi-point games, including three 2g efforts...Notched 2nd career OT goal Jan. 11 vs. Fla...Recorded points in season-high 4 consecutive games Mar. 4-11 (1g-4a-5pts)...Represented Czech Republic at Olympics for 3rd time; had 2g-2a-4pts in 5 games in Sochi.
Traded to Nashville by NY Rangers with Rem Murray and Tomas Kloucek for Mike Dunham, December 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), September 17, 2004. Traded to Minnesota by Nashville for Ryan Jones and Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Charles-Olivier Roussel) in 2009 Entry Draft, July 1, 2008. Traded to New Jersey by Minnesota for Kurtis Foster, Nick Palmieri, Stepahane Veilleux, Washington's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Raphael Bussieres) in 2012 Entry Draft and New Jersey's 3rd round choice (later traded to NY Islanders NY Islanders selected Eamon McAdam), February 24 2012. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), September 9, 2012.
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(The tribute) was great, brought back a lot of memories. I felt I wanted to give them the thank you they deserved. I understand the booing and it was expected. They are great fans.

— Martin St. Louis after playing his first game in Tampa Bay since being traded to the Rangers last season
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series