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Ivan Baranka
Ivan Baranka
Defenseman
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: May 19, 1985
Birthplace: Ilava, Slovakia
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Drafted: NYR / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (50th overall)
2006-07 SEASON: Skated in 54 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), tallying three goals and 20 assists for 23 points, along with 50 penalty minutes … Ranked first on the team in plus-minus (plus-13) … Ranked third among Wolf Pack defensemen in assists (20) and fourth among team blueliners in points (23) … Tallied 11 points (11 assists) in his last 16 games … Underwent season-ending surgery on Mar. 22 to repair ligament damage in his right thumb suffered on Mar 16 at Providence … Recorded a career-high six game assist/point streak from Feb. 9 to Feb. 23, registering six assists over the span; The assist streak tied a Wolf Pack season-high … Notched a game-winning power play goal on Jan. 21 vs. Springfield.

2005-06 SEASON: Skated in 59 games for Hartford, posting five goals and 16 assists for 21 points, along with 87 penalty minutes … Ranked fourth among team defensemen in assists (16) and points (21) … Matched a Wolf Pack franchise record for defensemen with four points (one goal and three assists) in an 8-2 victory on Mar. 15 at Philadelphia … Registered his first pro point with a power play goal in his regular season pro debut on Oct. 8 vs. Manchester …Posted his first multiple-point game as a pro on Feb. 19 at Portland with two assists in a 4-3 win.

2004-05 SEASON: Signed Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement with the Hartford Wolf Pack on Apr.18 … Registered a plus-one rating in professional debut, in Game One of Division Semifinal series vs. Lowell on Apr. 21.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
: 2003: Skated in seven games for Team Slovakia at the 2003 World Junior Under-18 Championships, tallying one goal and one assist, along with eight penalty minutes. 2004: In six games at the 2004 World Junior Championships, recorded one goal and one assist, along with eight penalty minutes for Team Slovakia. 2005: Made his second straight appearance for Slovakia at the 2005 World Junior Championships, tallying two assists, along with four penalty minutes in six games.

JUNIOR CAREER: In 122 career games with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League (WHL), collected 10 goals and 28 assists, along with 133 penalty minutes ... Skated in 31  areer postseason matches with Everett, registering six goals and six assists, along with 32 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Skated in 58 regular season games with Everett, totaling three goals and 12 assists, along with 69 penalty minutes ... Recorded three goals and eight assists, along with 26 penalty minutes in 20 postseason contests. 2004-05: In 64 games with the Everett Silvertips, registered seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points, along with 64 penalty minutes … Tallied his first goal of the season on Sept. 25 against Kelowna … Tallied his first assist of the season on Oct. 15 vs. Portland … Registered first multiple-point game (one goal and one assist) on Nov. 12 against Regina … Also appeared in 11 postseason contests, recording three goals and one assist, along with six
penalty minutes.

EUROPEAN CAREER: Appeared in 27 games with Dubnica of the Slovakian Junior League in 2002-03, registering one goal and seven assists for eight points, along with 44 penalty minutes … Played in two games with Dubnica 2 of Slovakia.