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Milan Michalek  #9

Ottawa Senators  Left Wing
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: December 7, 1984  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 216 DRAFTED: SJS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)

Notes: Missed games: Has not missed any 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... Scored the Senators' first goal of the season in each of the two most recent NHL campaigns -- 10/7/11 at Detroit (5-3 loss) and 1/19/13 at Winnipeg (4-1 win) ... Recorded the 200th assist of his NHL career on Jan. 30 vs Tampa Bay (5-3 win).
2012-13: Sustained a right knee injury during warm-up on Feb. 13 at Pittsburgh (4-2 loss) and missed 25 of the next 27 regular season games due to the injury ... Was limited to 23 regular season games ... Reached 300 penalty minutes for his NHL career on April 27 vs. Philadelphia (2-1 loss) ... Played in all 10 of Ottawa’s playoff games, scoring three goals and adding two assists ... Recorded his first career shorthanded goal in the post-season on May 22 vs. Pittsburgh (7-3 loss).
Career game highs: Goals: 3 (2x) last: 3/6/12 at Tampa Bay (7-3 win); Assists: 3 (4x) last: 3/5/09 vs Minnesota (with San Jose); Points: 4, (3-1), 3/6/12 at Tampa Bay (7-3 win)

Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012) Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee injury vs. Calgary, October 11, 2003. Traded to Ottawa by San Jose with Jonathan Cheechoo and San Jose's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Kent Simpson) in 2010 Entry Draft for Dany Heatley and Ottawa's 5th round choice (Isaac MacLeod) in 2010 Entry Draft, September 12, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep), October 28, 2012.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

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