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Czechia Zbynek Michalek

a.k.a. "Zbyněk Michálek"
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1. Sergei Shirokov 11 9 7 16
2. Brooks Macek 11 7 9 16
3. Stéphane Da Costa 11 5 11 16
4. Curtis Valk 11 4 10 14
5. Anton Burdasov 11 4 9 13
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
39
Height
6'2" / 189 cm
Weight
209 lbs / 95 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1

Michálek is a big defenseman who is excellent defensively. Blocks a lot of shots and can play a shutdown role for his team. A decent powerplay guy, too, thanks to a hard shot. Could play a more physical game.
- Erik K. Piri, EP (2014)

Brother: Milan Michalek

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1999-00 HC Slavia Karlovy Vary U20 Czechia U20 40 2 10 12 20 - |
2000-01 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 10 29 39 52 41 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 68 16 35 51 54 25 | Playoffs 12 8 9 17 17 -5
Czechia U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 - |
2002-03 Houston Aeros AHL 62 4 10 14 26 16 | Playoffs 23 1 1 2 6 7
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL 22 1 1 2 4 -7 |
Houston Aeros AHL 55 5 16 21 32 -5 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0 2
2004-05 Houston Aeros AHL 76 7 17 24 48 -10 | Playoffs 5 1 2 3 4 0
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 9 15 24 62 4 |
Czechia WC 9 3 0 3 6 0 |
Czechia (all) International 12 3 0 3 6 - |
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 4 24 28 34 -20 |
Czechia WC 7 0 1 1 4 0 |
Czechia (all) International 9 0 2 2 4 - |
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 75 4 13 17 34 9 |
Czechia WC 7 0 0 0 6 -7 |
Czechia (all) International 7 0 0 0 6 -7 |
2008-09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 6 21 27 28 -13 |
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes “A” NHL 72 3 14 17 30 5 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 2 -4
Czechia OG 5 0 0 0 2 0 |
Czechia (all) International 5 0 0 0 2 - |
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 5 14 19 30 0 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 0 1
Czechia WC 8 0 1 1 0 6 |
Czechia (all) International 8 0 1 1 0 0 |
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 2 11 13 24 0 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0 2
2012-13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 34 0 2 2 14 4 |
Czechia “A” WC 8 3 1 4 2 2 |
Czechia (all) International 8 3 1 4 2 2 |
2013-14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 59 2 8 10 24 6 |
Czechia OG 5 0 1 1 2 3 |
Czechia (all) International 5 0 1 1 2 3 |
2014-15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 53 2 6 8 12 -6 |
St. Louis Blues NHL 15 2 2 4 6 3 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 4 -2
2015-16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 70 2 5 7 20 3 |
2016-17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 3 0 0 0 0 1 |
Tucson Roadrunners AHL 43 6 8 14 32 -4 |
Czechia WCup 3 1 0 1 2 1 |
Czechia (all) International 6 1 0 1 2 -1 |
2017-18 HC Sparta Praha Czechia 30 5 13 18 16 -1 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2 -3
Czechia (all) International 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
2018-19 HC Kometa Brno Czechia 13 0 0 0 2 4 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 0 -3
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2005-06 Czechia EHT 3 0 0 0 0 - |
2017-18 Czechia EHT 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2022-23 Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 13U AAA 13U AAA Head Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 4 236 22 51 73 0.31 138 -3 | 3 30 3 3 6 0.20 10 9
Czechia 2 43 5 13 18 0.42 18 3 | 2 13 0 1 1 0.08 2 -6
Czechia U20 1 40 2 10 12 0.30 20 - | 0
EHT 2 5 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
International 9 62 7 5 12 0.19 24 -3 | 0
International-Jr 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
NHL 13 784 42 136 178 0.23 322 -11 | 4 26 0 4 4 0.15 6 -3
OG 2 10 0 1 1 0.10 4 3 | 0
QMJHL 2 137 26 64 90 0.66 106 66 | 2 15 8 9 17 1.13 17 -3
WC 5 39 6 3 9 0.23 18 1 | 0
WCup 1 3 1 0 1 0.33 2 1 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Tomas Plekanec (F) 2001-2019 11 Czechia, Czechia, Czechia, Czechia (all), Czechia U20 (all), HC Kometa Brno
Shane Doan (F) 2005-2017 10 Arizona Coyotes
Martin Hanzal (F) 2007-2017 8 Arizona Coyotes, Czechia, Czechia, Czechia, Czechia (all)
Marek Zidlicky (D) 2005-2014 7 Czechia, Czechia, Czechia (all)

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
01/19/2019
01/19/2019 Confirmed No team HC Kometa Brno
10/19/2017
10/19/2017 Confirmed Tucson Roadrunners HC Sparta Praha
07/01/2015
07/01/2015 Confirmed St. Louis Blues Arizona Coyotes
03/02/2015
03/02/2015 Confirmed Arizona Coyotes St. Louis Blues
06/23/2012
06/23/2012 Confirmed Pittsburgh Penguins Phoenix Coyotes
07/01/2010
07/01/2010 Confirmed Phoenix Coyotes Pittsburgh Penguins
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2000, 1 #59 overall by Victoriaville Tigres in the CHL Import Draft

Cult/Star player for Arizona Coyotes

Cult/Star player for Czechia

Cult/Star player for Houston Aeros

Cult/Star player for Shawinigan Cataractes

Career transactions
- 2012-06-22 • Traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Marc Cheverie, the rights to Harrison Ruopp & a 2012 3rd round pick (Oskar Sundqvist)
- 2011-09-08 • Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins
- 2005-08-26 • Traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Erik Westrum & Dustin Wood
- 2001-09-29 • Signed by the Minnesota Wild

Other memorable dates
- 2004-03-09 • Scored his first NHL goal (vs. San Jose Sharks vs. Yevgeni Nabokov)
- 2004-01-16 • Made his NHL debut (vs. Pittsburgh Penguins)

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