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Born 23 December 1982 (1982-12-23) (age 27),
Jindřichův Hradec, CS
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Phoenix Coyotes
Minnesota Wild
Ntl. team  Czech Republic
Career 2002 – present

Zbyněk Michálek (born December 23, 1982 in Jindřichův Hradec) is a Czech professional ice hockey and an alternate captain of the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Michálek was not drafted in the NHL Entry Draft. He plays for the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL and has also played for the Minnesota Wild. He was acquired by the Coyotes from Minnesota for Erik Westrum and Dustin Wood on August 26, 2005. His contract with Phoenix runs through the 2009–10 season and averages $1.4 million per season. In 2008–09, Michálek led the NHL in blocked shots.

His younger brother Milan plays as a forward for the Ottawa Senators. Milan is two years younger than Zbyněk.

Personal life

Michálek resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, who is expecting their first child in the summer of 2009. His brother is Milan Michalek

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 10 29 39 52 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 68 16 35 51 54 10 8 7 15 10
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 62 4 10 14 26 23 1 1 2 6
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 55 5 16 21 32 2 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 22 1 1 2 4
2004–05 Houston Aeros AHL 76 7 17 24 48 5 1 2 3 4
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 9 15 24 62
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 4 24 28 34
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 75 4 13 17 34
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 6 21 27 28
NHL totals 343 24 74 98 162

International play

Michálek played his first game for the national team in 2004, and has played 21 times for the Czech national team, as of January 3, 2009.[1]

Medal record
Competitor for Czech Republic Czech Republic
World Championships
Silver 2006 Moscow Ice hockey

Played for the Czech Republic in:

  • 2006 - World Championships (Silver medal)
  • 2007 - World Championships
  • 2008 - World Championships
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International statistics

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Czech Republic WC 9 3 0 3 6
2007 Czech Republic WC 7 0 1 1 4
2008 Czech Republic WC 7 0 0 0 6

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