Pavel Kubina with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2007.
April 15, 1977 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||258 lb (117 kg; 18 st 6 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||179th overall, 1996
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pavel Kubina (born April 15, 1977) is a Czech former ice hockey defenceman. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Philadelphia Flyers.
Kubina started his professional career with HC Vítkovice of the Czech Extraliga. He played there for four seasons, during which he was drafted in the seventh round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Lightning.
Later in 1996, he came to Canada to play for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL, and scored 44 points in 61 games. Kubina got his first taste of NHL action in the 1997–98 NHL season, although he spent most of his time playing for the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League.
He then spent most of the next season in the NHL, tallying a total of 21 points, while playing occasionally in the International Hockey League for the Cleveland Lumberjacks. By the 1999–2000 NHL season Kubina had cemented his position in the Lightning's lineup, and notched 26 points for them.
On July 1, 2006, Kubina signed a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs for four years at $20 million. Kubina was suspended by the NHL for the first game of the 2006–07 season for cross-checking Detroit's Jiří Hudler in a preseason game.
On July 2, 2010, Kubina returned to the Tampa Bay Lightning, signing a two-year contract valued at $7.7 million (roughly $3.85 million per year).
On February 18, 2012, Kubina was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Jon Kalinski, a 2012 or 2013 2nd-round draft pick and a 2013 4th-round draft pick. He finished the season with four points in 17 games with the Flyers.
On December 20, 2013, Kubina announced his retirement.
Regular season and playoffs
|1996–97||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||61||12||32||44||116||11||2||5||7||27|
|1997–98||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||55||4||8||12||86||1||1||0||1||14|
|1997–98||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||10||1||2||3||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||68||9||12||21||80||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||69||8||18||26||93||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||70||11||19||30||103||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||11||23||34||106||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||75||3||19||22||78||11||0||0||0||12|
|2003–04||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||81||17||18||35||85||22||0||4||4||50|
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||76||5||33||38||96||5||1||1||2||26|
|2006–07||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||61||7||14||21||48||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||72||11||29||40||116||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||82||14||26||40||94||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||79||4||19||23||62||8||2||1||3||10|
|2011–12||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||52||3||8||11||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|Senior int'l totals||54||10||17||27||62|
|Junior int'l totals||6||0||2||2||8|
- "Kubina suspended one game". Toronto Sun. 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-02.
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