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Ales Kotalik
Ales Kotalik
Right Wing
(KOH-tahl-eek, ahl-EHSH)
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 23, 1978
Birthplace: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic
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Acquired: Signed with the Rangers as a free agent on July 9, 2009.
Drafted: BUF / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (164th overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2008-09:  Skated in 75 games with the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers, recording 20 goals and 23 assists for 43 points, along with 34 penalty minutes. ... Led the NHL with five game-deciding goals in the shootout and ranked second in the league with eight shootout goals overall. ... Ranked third on Edmonton in goals and tied for fifth in points. ... Finished second on the team with nine power play goals and third with 208 shots. ... Reached the 20-goal plateau for the fourth time in six NHL seasons. ... Posted a career-high, five-game scoring streak from Mar. 24 vs. Detroit to Mar. 31 against Anaheim, collecting five points (four goals and one assist) over the span. ... Registered his 250th career point on Apr. 4 with a goal against Vancouver.  2007-08: Established a career-high with 12 power play goals … Ranked 13th in the NHL with five shootout goals … Recorded 10 multi-point games … Notched his 100th career goal on Mar. 15 at Toronto …  … Tallied his 200th NHL point on Feb. 23 against the NY Rangers … Collected his 100th career assist on Jan. 19 at Toronto.  2006-07: Ranked second in the NHL with four game-deciding goals in the shootout … Registered 16 multipoint games … Notched a career-high, three assists on Nov. 20 against Tampa Bay.  2005-06: Established career-highs in games played (82), goals (25), assists (37), points (62), penalty minutes (62), power play points (28), game-winning goals (five), and shots (261) … Led Buffalo in shots and tied for the team lead in game-winning goals … Ranked second on the Sabres in goals and third in points … Was one of only two Buffalo players to skate in all 82 games during the season.  2003-04: Notched Buffalo’s first goal of the season on Oct. 13 vs. Dallas … Tallied his first career three point effort, registering one goal and two assists on Feb. 13 vs. Los Angeles.  2002-03: Ranked second among all NHL rookies in goals (21), and finished fourth in points (35) … Captured NHL Rookie of the Month honors for the month of January, recording 11 points (seven goals and four assists) over the span.  2001-02: Notched his first NHL goal and first multi-point game with one goal and one assist on Mar. 19 against Ottawa … Recorded his first NHL point with an assist on the game-winning goal in his NHL debut on Nov. 12 at Florida.

AHL CAREER
2002-03: Notched two points in eight games with Rochester.  2001-02: Finished third on Rochester with 43 points (18 goals and 25 assists) in 68 games.

CZECH CAREER

2004-05: Recorded 16 points (eight goals and eight assists) in 25 games with HC Liberec in the Czech Extraliga.  2000-01: Led HC Budejovice of the Czech Extraliga in goals (19), assists (29) and points (48).  1999-00: Recorded 19 points (seven goals and 12 assists) in 43 games with HC Budejovice.  1998-99: Registered 21 points (eight goals and 13 assists) in 41 games with HC Budejovice.  1997-98: Tallied 16 points (nine goals and seven assists) in 47 games with HC Budejovice.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

June 28, 1994 – Buffalo’s sixth round choice, 164th overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. March 4, 2009 – Traded by Buffalo to Edmonton for a 2nd round selection in 2009. July 9, 2009 – Signed with the Rangers as a free agent.



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