Pavel Kubina

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Pavel Kubina
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Pavel Kubina with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2007.
Born (1977-04-15) April 15, 1977 (age 37)
Čeladná, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 258 lb (117 kg; 18 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Genève-Servette
HC Vítkovice
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Atlanta Thrashers
Philadelphia Flyers
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 179th overall, 1996
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1993–2013

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.

Kubina had 30 points in the 2000–01 campaign and 34 in 2001–02.

In the 2003–04 season he won the Stanley Cup.

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.[1]

On July 1, 2009, Kubina was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers with the rights to Tim Stapleton for Garnet Exelby and Colin Stuart.

Kubina during a 2010 game vs. the Montreal Canadiens.

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 March 9, 2011, Kubina was suspended three games for an elbow on Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland.

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 September 15, 2012, Kubina signed with HC Vitkovice in the Czech Extraliga.

On December 20, 2013, Kubina announced his retirement.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 HC Vítkovice Czech 1 0 0 0 0
1994–95 HC Vítkovice Czech 12 2 0 2 0
1995–96 HC Vítkovice Czech 33 3 4 7 32 4 0 0 0 0
1996–97 HC Vítkovice Czech 1 0 0 0 0
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
1998–99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 6 2 2 4 16
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
2004–05 HC Vítkovice Czech 28 6 5 11 46 12 4 6 10 34
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
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 76 6 32 38 66
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
2011–12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 17 0 4 4 15 5 0 1 1 12
2012–13 Genève-Servette HC NLA 3 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 970 110 276 386 1123 51 3 7 10 110

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Czech Republic
Bronze 2006 Torino
World Championships
Gold 1999 Oslo
Gold 2001 Nuremberg
Gold 2005 Vienna
Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Czech Republic WJC 6 0 2 2 8
1999 Czech Republic WC 12 2 6 8 12
2001 Czech Republic WC 9 2 3 5 18
2002 Czech Republic OG 4 0 1 1 0
2002 Czech Republic WC 7 3 4 7 8
2005 Czech Republic WC 9 2 2 4 10
2006 Czech Republic OG 8 1 1 2 12
2010 Czech Republic OG 5 0 0 0 2
Senior int'l totals 54 10 17 27 62
Junior int'l totals 6 0 2 2 8

Personal life[edit]

He and his wife, Andrea, welcomed their first child, a girl, Tereza on November 9, 2006, in the Czech Republic. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kubina suspended one game". Toronto Sun. 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 

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