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Boris Valabik

Boris Valabik  #3

Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1986
HEIGHT: 6' 7" BIRTHPLACE: Nitra, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 255 DRAFTED: ATL / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
OHL All-Rookie Team (2004) Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2004) Missed majority of 2009-10 due to ankle injury in practice, October 5, 2009 and knee injury at Washington, February 5, 2010. Traded to Boston by Atlanta with Rich Peverley for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart, February 18, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 3, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to knee injury in Pittsburgh practice, October 3, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Brno (CzRep), August 14, 2012.
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I think the thing about him, No. 1, he's a competitive guy. We have no issues as far as him fitting in here with this group. No question he's going to be hungry. I think whenever you look at your back end, it's a mix-type thing, and I think [there are] things he can bring to us. He's very mobile, and even though he's not big (6 feet, 201 pounds), he certainly competes. He's a smart player.

— Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on Andrej Sekera, after making a trade with the Hurricanes for the defenseman on Wednesday
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