Vladimír Mihálik

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Vladimír Mihálik
Born (1987-01-29) January 29, 1987 (age 27)
Prešov, TCH
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight 240 lb (110 kg; 17 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
HC Slovan Bratislava
NHL
Tampa Bay Lightning
KHL

HC Lev Poprad
Elitserien
Timrå IK
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 30th overall, 2005
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2007–present

Vladimír Mihálik (born January 29, 1987 in Prešov, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the HC Slovan Bratislava in the Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Mihálik was drafted in the first round, 30th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was the last Slovakian taken in the first round until Marko Dano eight years later. The 6'8", 246 lb Mihálik came to North America to play junior hockey in 2005, with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. For the 2006–07 season, he moved to the Prince George Cougars producing 26 points in 51 games before signing a three-year entry level contract with the Lightning on April 6, 2007.[1]

He started his pro career in the 2007–08 season with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League posting 16 points as a rookie. Mihálik was promoted to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the start of the 2008–09.

He was signed by Lev Poprad on July 14, 2011. After only scoring 4 points in 34 games, he signed with Timrå IK of the Swedish Elitserien (SEL) on January 28, 2012.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Red Deer Rebels WHL 62 3 9 12 86
2006–07 Prince George Cougars WHL 53 7 19 26 91 15 1 2 3 17
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 68 1 15 16 68
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 0 3 3 6
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 61 2 13 15 58
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 75 2 16 18 67
2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 66 1 8 9 107 6 0 2 2 8
NHL totals 15 0 3 3 8

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Slovakia WJC18 6 0 0 0 10
2006 Slovakia WJC 6 0 3 3 8
2007 Slovakia WJC 6 1 0 1 4
2010 Slovakia WC 6 1 0 1 4
Junior int'l Totals 18 1 3 4 22
Senior int'l Totals 6 1 0 1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lightning sign D Vladmir Mihalik". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  2. ^ Sandström, Joachim (2012-01-29). "Vladimir Mihalik ansluter till truppen" (in Swedish). Timrå IK. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 

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Preceded by
Andy Rogers
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Riku Helenius