Marián Gáborík

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Marián Gáborík
Gáborík playing with the New York Rangers on December 15, 2011
Born (1982-02-14) February 14, 1982 (age 42)
Trenčín, Slovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Left wing
Played for NHL:
Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Los Angeles Kings
Ottawa Senators
Slovak Extraliga:
Färjestad BK
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2000
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 1998–2018

Marián Gáborík (born 14 February 1982) is a Slovak former professional ice hockey winger. He played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings, and Ottawa Senators. He served as the captain of the Minnesota Wild from March until April of 2008. Gáborík was the first player to score a goal for the Wild.[1]

On March 5, 2014, Gáborík was traded to the Los Angeles Kings.[2] On June 13, 2014, he won his first Stanley Cup when the Kings defeated the New York Rangers 4 games to 1. During the playoffs, Gáborík led the league with 14 goals.[3]

On November 4, 2021, Gáborík announced that he was retiring from playing professional ice hockey.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gaborik retires from NHL, scored first goal in Wild history". NHL. Retrieved June 3, 2023.
  2. "Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 3, 2023.
  3. "Gaborik proves perfect fit with Kings". ESPN. Retrieved June 3, 2023.
  4. "Marian Gaborik, first draft pick of Wild and Cup winner with the Kings, retires". Sportsnet. Retrieved June 3, 2023.

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