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Marek Zidlicky
Marek Zidlicky
Number: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 3, 1977
Birthplace: Most, Czech Republic
Acquired: Traded to DEVILS by Minnesota for Kurtis Foster, Nick Palmieri, Stephane Veilleux, Washington’s second-round choice (Raphael Bussieres) in 2012 Entry Draft and Devils’ third-round choice (later traded to NY Islanders-Eamon McAdam) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 24, 2012.
Drafted: NYR / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (176th overall)
Since 2003-04, ranks 12th with 699 games played, 15th with 78 goals, tied for ninth (B. Rafalski) with 289 assists, 11th with 367 points and tied for fourth (3 others) with 53 power play goals among all NHL defensemen...2012-13: One of six players in Devils’ lineup – and one of just two defensemen (A. Greene) – to see action in all 48 games; appeared in every game for first time since 2003-04 rookie campaign (82, Nashville)...Total included 600th career NHL game Mar. 19 vs. NY Rangers...Finished fifth on club/first among defensemen with 4g (tie, Greene)/15a/19pts; assist-total was third on team...Totals included 1g-10a-11pts with the man advantage; scored all 4g on the road...Had points in back-to-back games four times, most recently Mar. 25-29 (1g-1a-2pts)...Notched three multiple-point games, including 2g Mar. 4 at Toronto...Played in 25 games with Kladno (Czech Rep.) prior to NHL season; finished first among the team’s rearguards with 3g-22a-25pts... Represented his native country at 2013 World Championships in Stockholm, Swe. and Helsinki, Fin... 2011-12: Games- played (63) were his most since 2009-10 (78); total included 41 games with Minnesota (14a) and 22 with New Jersey (2g-6a-8pts)...Stats showed two season-high three-game point-scoring streaks: Mar. 8-11 (1g-4a-5pts) and Nov. 8-12 (3a)...Recorded three multiple-point games, including season- high 3a Dec. 29 vs. Edmonton...Recorded 2a/first points as a Devil to reach 300-point mark in NHL career Mar. 8 vs. NY Islanders...Notched first goal with squad/game-winning tally Mar. 10 at NY Islanders after making New Jersey debut Feb. 26 vs. Tampa Bay...Appeared in all 24 games for first post- season action since 2008...Finished second on club among defensemen with 1g-8a-9pts; totals included back-to-back 2pt efforts in games three-four of Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Philadelphia...2010-11: Games-played total (46) was fewest of NHL career; totaled 7g-17a-24pts...Recorded three multiple-point games, including two season-high 1g-2a efforts in first 15 appearances: Nov. 26 vs. Nashville and Oct. 19 vs. Vancouver...Posted points in back-to-back games four times, most recently Dec. 20-23 (2a)...Notched PPG in his 500th career NHL contest Mar. 6 vs. Buffalo...Missed 36 games due to injury, including 21 straight Dec. 31-Feb. 16 with shoulder injury; also missed 13 games due to lower body injury...Represented Bronze Medal-winning Czech Republic at World Championships in Bratislava/Kosice, Svk. for fourth time; finished first among the country’s defensemen with 1g-4a-5pts...2009-10: Games played (78), assists (37) and points (43) were his most in three seasons with Minnesota...Four of his 6g were scored with the man advantage, while three were GW tallies...Finished tied for 13th among NHL defensemen (3 others) in assists; total stands as most-ever among franchise defensemen...Totaled nine 2pt games, most recently 1g-1a Feb. 14 vs. Vancouver; recorded points in three straight three times, most recently Mar. 25-29 (1g- 2a-3pts)...Reached 200-assist mark in NHL career Feb. 10 vs. Phoenix; notched 1g-1a-2pts in his 400th career contest Nov. 10 at Toronto...Missed final 3 games of campaign with arm injury...Led all Czech Republic players with 5a/pts at Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver...2008-09: Skated in 76 games during first season with Wild; 12g were his most in three seasons with club...Matched career high with 10 PPG; 25 PPP also established team mark and were second-highest total of career (29, Nsh., ’05-06)...Recorded eight multiple-point games; became first defenseman in team history to record more than one 3pt effort in a season...Totals included 3a Mar. 25 at NY Islanders, 2g-1a Jan. 19 at Chicago and 2g-1a Nov. 13 vs. Phoenix...Recorded assists/points in season-high four straight contests Nov. 28-Dec. 3 (1g-4a-5pts)...Reached 200pt mark in NHL career with assist Jan. 27 vs. Toronto...Led team with three game-deciding goals; was 3-5 (60.0%) in shootouts overall...Recorded career-high 147 shots on goal...Made season debut Oct. 23 vs. Buffalo after missing 4 games with lower body injury...Represented Czech Republic at World Championships in Berne/Zurich-Kloten, Swi...2007-08: Finished first among Nashville defensemen with 38a/43pts; paced the club with 21 PPA/25 PPP...Totals showed five multiple-point outings, including two 3a efforts: Feb. 27 at Buffalo and Dec. 27 vs. Columbus...Recorded season-high 4-game assist/point- scoring stretch Feb. 10-16 (5a)...Appeared in his 300th NHL contest Mar. 18 vs. Washington...Tied for team lead with 3a in WCQF vs. Detroit; tallied 2a in game 3 victory...Represented Czech Republic at World Championships in Quebec City, Que. and Halifax, N.S...2006-07: Ranked second among Nashville defensemen with 26a...Matched career high with plus-eight mark set one season earlier... Posted five multiple-point games, including three 3pt efforts: 3a Jan. 9 vs. Anaheim, 1g-2a Nov. 25 vs. Detroit and 3a Oct. 26 vs. San Jose...Recorded season-high 3-game assist/point-scoring stretch Nov. 16-20 (3a)...Skated in his 200th career NHL game Feb. 1 at Phoenix...Tallied 2a in game 2 of WCQF vs. San Jose... Led Czech Republic in scoring and was named one of his country’s three best players at World Championships in Moscow and Mytischi, Rus...2005-06: Finished second among Nashville defensemen/tied for 14th among NHL rearguards (3 others) with 49pts...First among Predators’ d’men with 12g/career-high 10 PPG (since tied); second among the club’s blueliners (K. Timonen, 38)/tied for 13th among league defensemen (M. Schneider, Det. & P. Mara, Phx.) with 29 PPP...Tied for third on squad (S. Sullivan) with 37a...Recorded career-high +8 mark (since tied); improved from previous season’s -16 total...Matched career-high with 82 penalty minutes set during 2003-04 rookie campaign...Totals included 12 multiple-point games, including five 3pt efforts...Stats showed two 2g-1a matches, most recently Feb. 11 vs. Columbus...Missed final 11 regular-season games and three post-season contests with shoulder injury; also missed 3 games Jan. 28-Feb. 2 due to hand injury...Recorded first career NHL playoff point with assist in game 5 of WCQF vs. San Jose...Represented Bronze Medal-winning Czech Republic at 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy; finished first among the team’s defensemen with 4g-1a-5pts, while 4g was tops among all tournament rearguards...2004-05: Represented Gold Medal-winning Czech Republic at World Championships in Vienna and Innsbruck, Aus. for first time; named to All-Tournament team...Finished tourney tied for first with +8 mark, while tying for team lead among defensemen (T. Kaberle & P. Kubina) with 1g-3a-4pts...Led HIFK Helsinki (Fin.) defensemen/ranked fourth in team scoring with 31pts...Also represented his native country at World Cup; finished first among the squad’s blueliners with 4pts...2003-04: Appeared in all 82 games for only time in NHL career...Notched career highs across the board with 14g/39a/53pts...Among NHL d’men, finished tied for eighth in goals (4 others), fourth in assists and tied for fourth (B. McCabe) in points; was tied for third with 9 PPG (S. Niedermayer)...Began NHL career by registering points in six straight contests Oct. 9-23 (2g-5a- 7pts)...Recorded nine multiple-point games, including franchise-record 5a/pts (5pts since tied) Feb. 18 vs. San Jose...Made NHL post-season debut in game 1 of WCQF at Detroit; suffered concussion and missed remainder of series...Due to his age, was not eligible for Calder Memorial Trophy as league’s top rookie...OTHER: Spent four seasons, 1999-00 to 2000-03 with HIFK Helsinki in Finnish Elite League...In 2002-03, led defensemen and tied for fifth overall in league with 10g-37a-47pts; led club in assists, while tying for team lead in scoring...In 2001-02, tied for second among Finnish League d’men with 11g-29a-40pts...In 2000-01, led Finnish defensemen with 12g-25a-37pts; point-total was tied for second on team while assists were third...Played five seasons, 1994-95 through 1998-99, in the Czech Republic; finished first among the team’s defensemen with 22pts his final season...Played in both the 1995 and 1997 World Junior Championships.