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Born 23 December 1978 (1978-12-23) (age 31),
Jindřichův Hradec, CS
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Calgary Flames
Buffalo Sabres
Edmonton Oilers
New York Rangers
Ntl. team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 164th overall, 1998
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1997 – present

Aleš Kotalík (born 23 December 1978 in Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey right winger playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

Kotalík was drafted 164th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. In the 2005–06 NHL season, he had a career high in goals 25, assists 37 and points 62. The recent 2006–07 NHL season he was 5 for 7 in shootouts and second in the NHL with four shootout deciding goals. He was out for 16 games because of an injured right knee.

On March 4, 2009, Kotalík was traded by the Sabres to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Kotalík finished the season in Edmonton before being signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers on July 9, 2009 to a three-year, $9 million contract.[2] On February 1, 2010, he was traded to the Calgary Flames along with Christopher Higgins in exchange for Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 HC České Budějovice Czech 47 9 7 16 14
1998–99 HC České Budějovice Czech 41 8 13 21 16 3 0 0 0 0
1999–00 HC České Budějovice Czech 43 7 12 19 34
2000–01 HC České Budějovice Czech 52 19 29 48 54
2001–02 Rochester Americans AHL 68 18 25 43 55 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 1 3 4 2
2002–03 Rochester Americans AHL 8 0 2 2 4
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 68 21 14 35 30
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 62 15 11 26 41
2004–05 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec Czech 25 8 8 16 46 12 2 5 7 12
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 25 37 62 62 18 4 7 11 8
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 66 16 22 38 62 16 2 2 4 8
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 23 20 43 58
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 56 13 19 32 28
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 19 7 4 11 6
NHL totals 445 121 130 251 273 34 6 9 15 16

International play

Medal record
Competitor for  Czech Republic
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Bronze 2006 Turin Ice hockey

Kotalík played his first game for the national team in 2000, and has played 21 times for the Czech national team (as of 3 January 2009)[3]

Played for the Czech Republic in:

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International statistics

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Czech Republic OG 4 0 0 0 0
2008 Czech Republic WC 7 5 2 7 0
Senior int'l totals 11 5 2 7 0

References

  1. ^ "O'Sullivan and Kotalik headed to Edmonton on deadline day". National Hockey League. 2009-03-04. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=412382. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Rangers sign Kotalik". National Hockey League. 2009-07-09. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=436650. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  3. ^ Stats at hokej.cz (Czech)

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