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Czech Rep. Radim Vrbata
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
40
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Shoots
R
Contract
-
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1

Vrbata is an offensive winger with great hands and anticipation. His shot is terrific and so is his skating ability. On the downside, he can be inconsitent and lose some board battles.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

Brother: David Vrbata

Team Staff profile of Radim Vrbata also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1997-98 TJ Mlada Boleslav U20 Czech U20 2 35 42 31 73 4 |
1998-99 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 54 22 38 60 16 | Playoffs 23 6 13 19 6
1999-00 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 59 29 45 74 26 4 | Playoffs 15 3 9 12 8
2000-01 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 55 56 64 120 67 48 | Playoffs 10 4 7 11 4
Hershey Bears AHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1 2 0
Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 1 2 3 4 -1 |
2001-02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 52 18 12 30 14 7 | Playoffs 9 0 0 0 0 -5
Hershey Bears AHL 20 8 14 22 8 5 |
2002-03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 66 11 19 30 16 0 |
Carolina Hurricanes NHL 10 5 0 5 2 -7 |
Czech Republic WC 9 3 3 6 2 2 |
Czech Republic (all) International 12 4 5 9 4 |
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 80 12 13 25 24 -10 |
2004-05 Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 45 18 21 39 91 26 | Playoffs 12 3 2 5 0 -2
Czech Republic WC 3 0 1 1 0 1 |
Czech Republic (all) International 15 4 2 6 2 |
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 16 2 3 5 6 0 |
Chicago Blackhawks NHL 45 13 21 34 16 4 |
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 14 27 41 26 -4 |
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 76 27 29 56 14 6 |
Czech Republic WC 7 5 2 7 4 3 |
Czech Republic (all) International 10 7 4 11 6 |
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 18 3 3 6 8 -1 |
BK Mlada Boleslav Czech 11 5 3 8 18 |
Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 7 7 2 9 2 2 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 2 -2
Czech Republic (all) International 3 2 1 3 0 |
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 24 19 43 24 6 | Playoffs 7 2 2 4 4 -2
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 19 29 48 20 5 | Playoffs 4 2 3 5 0 -5
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 77 35 27 62 24 24 | Playoffs 16 2 3 5 8 -3
2012-13 BK Mlada Boleslav Czech2 2 1 1 2 0 -1 |
Phoenix Coyotes NHL 34 12 16 28 14 6 |
Czech Republic “A” WC 8 2 1 3 4 4 |
Czech Republic (all) International 8 2 1 3 4 4 |
2013-14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 80 20 31 51 22 -6 |
2014-15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 31 32 63 20 6 | Playoffs 6 2 2 4 0 -2
2015-16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 63 13 14 27 12 -30 |
2016-17 Arizona Coyotes “A” NHL 81 20 35 55 16 -18 |
2017-18 Florida Panthers NHL 42 5 9 14 16 -7 |
2018-20 Did not play |
2020-21 HC Samson Ceske Budejovice Czech4 1 1 2 3 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2011-12 BK Mlada Boleslav Czech Franchise Owner Minority owner - 33%
2012-13 BK Mlada Boleslav Czech2 Franchise Owner Minority owner - 33%
2013-14 BK Mlada Boleslav Czech2 Franchise Owner Minority owner - 33%
2014-15 BK Mlada Boleslav Czech Franchise Owner Minority owner - 33%
2018-19 BK Mlada Boleslav Czech Sports Manager
2019-20 BK Mlada Boleslav Czech Sports Manager
2021-22 BK Mlada Boleslav Czech Sports Manager
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 20 8 14 22 1.10 8 5 | 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 2 0
Czech 2 63 30 26 56 0.89 111 28 | 2 15 3 3 6 0.40 2 -4
Czech U20 2 1 35 42 31 73 2.09 4 - | 0
Czech2 1 2 1 1 2 1.00 0 -1 | 0
Czech4 1 1 1 2 3 3.00 0 - | 0
International 5 48 19 13 32 0.67 16 4 | 0
NHL 16 1057 284 339 623 0.59 294 -19 | 5 42 8 10 18 0.43 12 -17
QMJHL 3 168 107 147 254 1.51 109 52 | 3 48 13 29 42 0.88 18 -
WC 4 27 10 7 17 0.63 10 10 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 1 2 3 0.43 4 -1 | 0
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/26/2020
08/26/2020 Confirmed No team HC Samson Ceske Budejovice
04/08/2018
04/08/2018 Confirmed Florida Panthers Retired
07/01/2017
07/01/2017 Confirmed Arizona Coyotes Florida Panthers
08/16/2016
08/16/2016 Confirmed Vancouver Canucks Arizona Coyotes
07/03/2014
07/03/2014 Confirmed Arizona Coyotes Vancouver Canucks
11/01/2012
11/01/2012 Confirmed Phoenix Coyotes BK Mlada Boleslav
07/02/2011
07/02/2011 Extension Phoenix Coyotes Phoenix Coyotes
07/21/2009
07/21/2009 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning Phoenix Coyotes
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1998, 1 #18 overall by Hull Olympiques in the CHL Import Draft

Cult/Star player for Arizona Coyotes

Cult/Star player for Gatineau Olympiques

Cult/Star player for Shawinigan Cataractes

Career transactions
- 2003-03-11 • Traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Bates Battaglia
- 2004-09-04 • Signed as a free agent by the HC Liberec
- 2005-12-29 • Traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for 2007 4th round pick (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected Cade Fairchild)
- 2007-08-11 • Traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Kevyn Adams
- 2008-07-01 • Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2008-12-09 • Re-assigned as a free agent by the BK Mlada Boleslav
- 2009-01-29 • Loaned by the HC Liberec
- 2009-07-21 • Traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Todd Fedoruk and David Hale
- 2011-07-02 • Signed to a 3-year contract extension by the Arizona Coyotes
- 2012-11-01 • Signed as a free agent by the BK Mlada Boleslav
- 2014-07-03 • Signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks
- 2016-08-16 • Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Coyotes
- 2017-07-01 • Signed as a free agent by the Florida Panthers
- 2018-04-08 • Announced his retirement

Other memorable dates
- 2001-11-21 • Scored his first NHL goal (vs. New York Islanders vs. Chris Osgood)
- 2001-11-20 • Made his NHL debut (vs. New York Rangers)

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