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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)
First among NJD d'men with 4g-16a-20pts; leads team with 3g-8a-11pts on the PP...Notched PPA Jan. 16 at Ana...Posted 1g-1a-2pts three times, most recently Dec. 15 at NYI...Recorded 2a Dec. 4 at Tor. to reach the 300a-mark in his NHL career; also had 2a Oct. 9 at Phi...Had points in back-to-back games three times, most recently Dec. 13-15 (1g-2a-3pts)...Appeared in his 700th NHL game Oct. 9 at Phi...Among NHL d'men since '03-04, eighth with 305a, tenth with 387pts and fourth (tie, D. Boyle) with 56 PPG 2013-14: Finished first among Devils d'men with 12g-30a-42pts...Led squad with 8 PPG; was first d'man since 2003-04 (S. Niedermayer, 9) to do so 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; 2g-2a-4pts in five 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.
Quote of the Day

This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.

— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday