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Marek Malik
Marek Malik
Defenseman
(Mah-LEEK)
Number: 8
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 235
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 24, 1975
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Hometown: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on August 2, 2005.
Drafted: HFD / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (72nd overall)
2006-07 SEASON: Appeared in 69 games with the Rangers, registering two goals and 19 assists for 21 points, along with 70 penalty minutes and a plus-32 rating … Ranked first on the team and ninth in the league with a plus-32 rating … Ranked second on the team with 127 blocked shots … Skated in his 600th career match on Mar. 21 vs. Philadelphia … Registered an assist, posted a plus-two rating and logged a seasonhigh 28:25 of total icetime on Mar. 1 vs. Pittsburgh … Missed three games due to a shoulder strain suffered on Jan. 31 vs.Toronto … Returned to the lineup and registered an assist, posted a plus-one rating and had four blocked shots on Oct.25 vs.Florida after missing the previous game due to dental surgery ...Skated in 10 post-season games, registering one goal and three assists, along with a plus-six rating and 10 penalty minutes ...Tied for second on the team in plus/minus (plus-six) in the playoffs.

2005-06 SEASON: Appeared in 74 games with the Rangers, registering two goals and 16 assists for 18 points, along with 78 penalty minutes … Ranked second on the team with 121 blocked shots … Ranked fourth on the team and tied for 15th in the NHL with a plus-28 rating … Assisted on Jaromir Jagr’s game-winning goal on Mar.16 vs.Washington … Picked up his 100th career NHL assist on Jaromir Jagr’s second power play goal on Mar.2 at Philadelphia … Tallied the game-winning goal and posted a plus-two rating on Feb. 8 vs. Ottawa … Registered an assist and posted a plus-3 rating on Dec. 28 at the Islanders … Skated in his 500th career game on Dec. 26 at Ottawa … Notched his first goal as a Ranger, the game-winning tally, on Dec.1 vs.Pittsburgh and earned Second Star honors … Scored the game-deciding goal in the 15th round of the shootout on Nov. 26 vs. Washington, earning Second Star honors … Registered his first point as a Ranger with an assist on Oct.15 vs.Atlanta …Appeared in four postseason games, registering one assist, along with six penalty minutes … Led the team with seven blocked shots in the playoffs.

2004-05 SEASON: Appeared in 42 games with HC Vitkovice Steel in the Czech Republic Extraleague, registering one goal and nine assists … Ranked second among all Vitkovice defensemen in assists … In seven postseason contests, collected 37 penalty minutes, tying for second on the club.

2003-04 SEASON: Skated in 78 games registering three goals and 16 assists for Vancouver. … Was honored with  the Bud Light Plus/Minus award, along with Martin St. Louis, for finishing the season at plus-35 … His plus-35 tied the Canucks team record … Scored his first goal of the season, finishing with a plus-two rating on Oct. 16 at Detroit.

2002-03 SEASON: Appeared in 69 games with Vancouver and 10 games with Carolina, recording a career-high seven goals … Earned First Star honors, scoring his seventh goal to tie the game on Mar. 13 vs. St. Louis … Notched the game-winning goal in overtime and earned Third Star honors on Feb. 18 at Detroit … Scored a shorthanded game-winning goal, and posted a plus-two rating Dec. 26 at Edmonton … Skated in his first game with the Canucks on Nov. 2 at Minnesota after being acquired from Carolina

2001-02 SEASON: Was one of only two Hurricanes to skate in all 82 games … Established  career-highs in games played (82), assists (19) and points (23) … Ranked second on the team and first among defensemen with a plus-eight rating … Ranked second among team blueliners with 23 points … Registered a plus or even rating for 15 consecutive games (Nov. 1 to Nov. 29) … Appeared in his 300th career NHL game on Mar.30 at Boston … Notched his fourth goal of the season and had a plus-two rating on Mar.2 at Montreal, marking the third time in his career he has scored goals in consecutive games … Assisted on the game-winning goal and posted a plus-two rating on Nov.27 at Toronto … Scored on an empty net for his first goal of the season on Nov. 19 vs. Columbus … Skated in 23 playoff games, collecting three assists and 18 penalty minutes and helped the Hurricanes reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

2000-01 SEASON: Appeared in 61 games for the Hurricanes, tallying six goals and 14 assists for 20 points, along with 34 penalty minutes … Notched three assists and had a plus-three rating on Apr. 4 at the Rangers … Scored the game-winning goal in his 200th NHL game Feb. 18 vs. Boston … Tallied a goal and an assist on Jan. 29 vs.Tampa Bay … Collected three assists on Jan.9 vs.Florida, marking a career-high … Recorded his first goal of the season on Oct. 29 vs. St. Louis … Skated in three games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey.

1999-2000 SEASON:
Led Carolina defensemen and ranked second on the club with a plus-13 rating ... Collected two assists and registered his first multiple-point game in the first period on Nov.13 vs.Tampa Bay.

1998-99 SEASON: Signed by Carolina on Oct. 14, 1998 …Recalled from New Haven on Dec.8 … Recorded two goals and nine assists in 52 games ...Posted his first multiple-point game of the season (two assists) on Feb.13 at New Jersey … Skated in his 100th NHL game on Mar. 28 vs.Tampa Bay … Appeared in four postseason contests for the Hurricanes, recording four penalty minutes.

1996-97 SEASON:
Skated in 47 games with Hartford, recording one goal, five assists and 50 penalty minutes ...Scored his first NHL goal on Oct.19 vs New Jersey (Jeff Reese).

1995-96 SEASON:
Skated in seven games for Hartford, accumulating four penalty minutes.

1995 SEASON: Skated for Hartford in his first NHL game on Jan. 22 against New Jersey and collected his first career assist/point.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER:
Captured a bronze medal while skating with the Czech Republic at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy … Was a member of the Czech Republic Team at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

AHL CAREER: Has appeared in 150 career AHL games with the Springfield Falcons and The Beast of New Haven, tallying 21 goals and 55 assists for 76 points, along with 258 penalty minutes. 1994-95: Registered 11 goals and 30 assists for 41 points in 58 games with Springfield … Ranked fourth on team in assists (30) and sixth in points (41) … Led all defensemen in assists (30) and was second in points (41). 1995-96: Tallied eight goals and 14 assists in 68 games … His 135 penalty minutes ranked fourth on the team while his 22 points ranked 13th on the club. 1996-97: Played three games with Springfield, recording three assists and four penalty minutes. 1998-99: Appeared in 21 games with New Haven (AHL), recording 10 points (two goals and eight assists) and 28 penalty minutes.

EUROPEAN CAREER: Appeared in 81 career games with HC Vitkovice of the Czech Republic Extraleague, tallying five goals and 12 assists for 17 points, along with 56 penalty minutes. 1993-94: Recorded three goals and three assists for six points in 38 games with Vitkovice … Tied for second among team defensemen with three goals. 1997-98: Elected to return to Europe and played in 37 games with Malmo of the Swedish League, registering one goal and five assists, along with 21 penalty minutes. 1998-99: In one game with Vitkovice, tallied one goal and six penalty minutes.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 26, 1993 - Hartford’s second choice, 72nd overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Nov. 1, 2002 - Traded to Vancouver from Carolina, along with Darren Langdon in exchange for Jan Hlavac and Harold Druken. Aug. 2, 2005 - Signed as a free agent with the Rangers.

BACKGROUND: Spends his summers in the Czech Republic with his wife and their two sons … Enjoys playing tennis and soccer during the offseason … Lists Seinfeld as his favorite show and Casino as his favorite movie … Says if he was not a professional hockey player that he would like to play soccer ... Married: wife, Michaela; sons, Zack and Nick.

LONGEST POINT STREAK:
3, 3/21/04 - 3/27/04 (three assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2, (three times), last - 2/28/02 - 3/2/02 (two goals)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3, 3/21/04 - 03/27/04 (three assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME: 1, (31 times), last – Apt. 6, 2007 vs. Mtl.

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3, (three times), last - 10/4/2007 vs. Fla.

MOST POINTS, GAME: 3, (three times), last - 10/4/2007 vs. Fla.

MOST PIM, GAME: 15, 10/11/1999 at Cgy.

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 6, 1/22/2001 vs. NYR

FIRST NHL GAME:
1/22/1995 vs. N.J.

FIRST NHL GOAL:
10/19/1996 vs. N.J. (Reese)