Boris Valábik

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Boris Valábik
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Valábik during his time with the Thrashers in 2009
Born (1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 36)
Nitra, Nitra, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Atlanta Thrashers
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 10th overall, 2004
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2006–2017

Boris Valábik (born February 14, 1986) is a Slovak ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays for HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga (EHL). He has also played for the Atlanta Thrashers and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Career[change | change source]

Before playing in the NHL, Valábik played 3 seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Valábik was drafted with the 10th overall pick by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played 2 seasons with the Thrashers' AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves and was able to win the Calder Cup with them in 2007 before he was called up to the main roster in November 2008. He would play 80 games with the thrashers before he was traded along with Rich Peverley to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bruins Ship Wheeler, Stuart to Atlanta for Peverley, Valabik". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2014-04-04.

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