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Wojtek Wolski
Wojtek Wolski
Left Wing
(VOHL-skee, VOY-teck)
Number: 86
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 24, 1986
Birthplace: Zabrze, Poland
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Acquired: Traded by Phoenix to Rangers in exchange for Michal Rozsival on Jan. 10, 2011.
Drafted: COL / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (21st overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010-11: Acquired from Phoenix on Jan, 10 in exchange for Michal Rozsival. ... Ranked second on the Rangers with four shootout goals, third with a 50.0 percent shootout percentage and tied for third with one shootout game-deciding goal. ... Tied for third on the team with a plus-10 rating. ... Recorded his first point as a Ranger with the game-winning, power play goal in a 1-0 win vs. Vancouver on Jan. 13, becoming the fourth player in Rangers history whose first goal for the team came in a 1-0 game (and the first in over 84 years, with Bill Cook, Taffy Abel and Bill Boyd accomplishing the feat in the Rangers’ first 11 games in franchise history). ... Registered the game-tying goal with 1:50 remaining in regulation and tallied the game-deciding goal in a 4-3 shootout win at Carolina on Feb. 22. ... Tallied one goal and added his first assist as a Ranger vs. Philadelphia on Jan. 16. ... Logged 19:39 of ice time while making his Rangers debut vs. Montreal on Jan. 11. ... Tallied 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in his first 19 games to begin the season from Oct. 9 at Boston to Nov. 23 vs. Edmonton. ... Tied for the team lead in points (three) and assists (two) while skating in five playoff contests. ... Tallied one assist while making his Rangers playoff debut on Apr. 13 at Washington, and notched his first playoff goal as a Blueshirt on Apr. 23 at Washington. 2009-10: Split the season between Phoenix and Colorado. ... Established career-highs in goals (23), assists (42), points (65), games played (80), and plus/minus rating (plus-21). ... Led Phoenix in points, assists and plus/minus rating. ... Recorded 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 18 games with the Coyotes and finished the regular season with a five-game assist/point streak from Mar. 31 at Calgary to Apr. 10 at San Jose (one goal, five assists over the span). ... Tallied his career-high 23rd goal of the season and added an assist vs. Nashville on Apr. 7. ... Recorded his 200th career NHL point with a goal, and added an assist vs. Chicago on Mar. 20. ... Recorded the game-winning goal with 0:23 remaining in the third period in his Coyotes debut vs. Colorado on Mar. 4. ... Traded to Phoenix from Colorado on Mar. 3. ... Skated in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 12 vs. Phoenix. ... Notched the game-winning goal, registered a career-high, eight shots on goal, and posted a plus-three rating on Feb. 6 vs. Edmonton. ... Led Colorado in scoring with 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) during the month of December. ... Posted a season-high, seven-game scoring streak (two goals, eight assists over the span) from Nov. 27 at Minnesota to Dec. 7 at St. Louis. ... Tied his career-high with three assists on Dec. 7 at St. Louis. ... Tallied his 100th NHL assist on Nov. 20 at Vancouver. ... Notched eight goals in October, the most by a Colorado player in October since Peter Forsberg tallied nine in 2000-01. ... Registered two goals in Colorado’s season opener vs. San Jose on Oct. 1. ... Recorded five points (four goals, one assists) in seven playoff contests with Phoenix. ... Led the Coyotes in playoff goals and tied for second on the team in points. ... Scored a goal in each of the first three games of the first-round series. 2008-09: Led all NHL players in shootout goals (10) and shootout percentage (83.3 percent). ... Tied the NHL record for most shootout goals in a single season, set by Jussi Jokinen in 2005-06. ... Finished third on the Avalanche in scoring with 42 points while playing in a career-high 78 games. ... Notched his second career overtime goal on Feb. 17 vs. Ottawa. ... Was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week for the week ending Jan. 11, registering six points (four goals, two assists) in three contests over the span. ... Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Jan. 4 vs. Minnesota. ... Tallied his first career shorthanded goal on Dec. 4 at Nashville. ... Registered two goals, 1:36 apart, on Nov. 29 vs. Tampa Bay, the fastest two goals by an Avalanche player since Milan Hejduk (0:34) on Jan. 17, 2006 vs. Toronto. 2007-08: Ranked third on the Avalanche in assists (30), fourth in points (48) and fifth in goals (18). ... Tied for first on the team with six game-winning goals, and ranked fifth with a plus-10 rating. ... Registered a career-high, eight-game scoring streak (four goals, five assists over the span) from Oct. 13 vs. Columbus to Nov. 1 vs. Pittsburgh. ... Recorded his 100th career point with an assist on Mar. 24 vs. Calgary. ... Tied his career-high with three assists on Feb. 9 at Vancouver. ... Registered his first career overtime goal and added an assist on Dec. 21 vs. the Rangers. ... Notched a season-high, two goals vs. St. Louis on Dec. 9. ... Skated in his 100th NHL game on Nov. 7 vs. Edmonton. ... Tallied three points (one goal, two assists), including the game-winning goal vs. Calgary on Nov. 5. ... Recorded five points (two goals, three assists) in seven playoff contests. 2006-07: Ranked fourth among NHL rookies in scoring with 50 points. ... Along with teammate Paul Stastny, became only the third NHL rookie duo since 1993-94 to both reach 50 points in the same season. ... Ranked fifth among NHL rookies in goals (22), assists (28), power-play goals (seven), power play assists (10), and power play points (17), sixth in shots (165), and eighth in shooting percentage (13.3 percent). ... Skated in the NHL's YoungStars Game on Jan. 23 in Dallas, recording two assists in the contest. ... Notched his first career multi-goal game with two goals, including the game-winner, vs. Chicago on Dec. 23. ... Named NHL Rookie of the Month for December, registering 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 13 games. ... Became the first Avalanche player to win rookie of the month honors since Radim Vrbata in February of 2002. ... Recorded a career-high, four points (one goal, three assists) on Nov. 25 vs. Vancouver. 2005-06: Began the season with the Avalanche, recording six points (two goals, four assists) in nine games before being sent to his junior team on Oct. 26. ... Made his NHL debut in Colorado's season opener on Oct. 5 at Edmonton. ... Became the third youngest player to skate for the Avalanche (19 years and 223 days. ... Registered three points (one goal, two assists), including his first career point with a goal on Oct. 10 vs. Calgary. ... Registered four points (one goal, three assists) in eight playoff games. ... Tallied one goal and two assists while making his playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Dallas on Apr. 22. ... Became the fourth player in Avalanche franchise history to post three points in his first NHL playoff game, joining Michel Goulet, Peter Stastny and Anton Stastny.

JUNIOR CAREER
2005-06: Named Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Player of the Year. ... Awarded the William Hanley Trophy as the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player. ... Finished 3rd in the OHL scoring race with 47 goals and 81 assists for 128 points in 56 games with the Brampton Battalion. ... Named OHL Player of the Month for December, January, February and March and was the league’s top scorer from Christmas until the end of the regular season. ... …Earned MVP honors for the Eastern Conference All-Stars at the OHL All-Star Classic in Belleville. ... Became Brampton’s all-time leading scorer with an assist against Kingston on Dec. 8. ... Named OHL Player of the Week for Jan. 16-22, capping a record-setting stretch in which he totaled six goals and 13 points in three games. ... Set a team record with seven points, including four goals, in the Battalion’s 9-4 victory over Erie on Jan. 22. ... Ranked 2nd on the Battalion with 7-11-18 in 11 playoff games. ... Played for Team OHL at the Canada-Russia Challenge on Nov. 24-28, compiling five points (4-1-5) in two games. 2004-05: Led Brampton (OHL) in scoring for the second straight year, compiling 29-44-73 in 67 games. 2003-04: Led the Brampton Battalion (OHL) in goals (29), assists (41), and points (70). ... Named to the OHL’s First All-Star Team, only the second player in Brampton history to receive the honor. ... Played in the 2004 OHL All-Star Game at Peterborough. 2002-03: Was named to the OHL’s All-Rookie Team in his first season with Brampton after collecting 25-32-57 in 64 games. ... Was the youngest member of the Battalion, making his OHL debut as a 16 year old. ... Runner-up in voting for the OHL’s Rookie of the Year Award to Mississauga’s Robbie Schremp. ... Brampton’s Scholastic Player of the Year.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

2003: Was an alternate captain for Ontario’s Under-17 team at the 2003 Canada Winter Games and finished third in the tournament in scoring. ... Was also an alternate captain and linemate of Sidney Crosby on Team Canada at the 2003 Under-18 World Cup tournament. 2002: Played for the St. Michael’s Buzzers of the Provincial Junior A League before being drafted third overall in the 2002 OHL draft.

BACKGROUND

Born in Zabrze, Poland, he moved with his family to Berlin, Germany, when he was 2 years old and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1990, when he was 4 years old. ... Resided in Toronto before moving to Mississauga in 1997. ... Speaks fluent Polish. ... His uncle, Stefan Mila, played professional soccer in Poland. ... Has a Yorkshire Terrier as a pet. ... His first job was as a dryer at a car wash. ... Is taking lessons for his pilot license. ... Is an avid fan of architecture. ... Built a model of his dream home when he was 13, and hopes to build a similar house someday … Single.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 26, 2004 -- Selected by Colorado in first round, No. 21 overall, of 2004 NHL Entry Draft. March 3, 2010 -- Traded by Colorado to Phoenix in exchange for Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter on March 3, 2010. Jan. 10, 2011 -- Traded by Phoenix to Rangers in exchange for Michal Rozsival.

CAREER HIGHS

LONGEST POINT STREAK: 8 from Oct. 13, 2007, to Nov. 1, 2007 (four goals and five assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3, (three times) (last -- Feb. 17, 2009, to Feb. 22, 2009)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 5 from March 31, 2010 to April 10, 2010 (5 assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME: 2, (eight times) (last -- Dec. 19, 2009) (Colorado vs. Columbus)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3 (four times) (last -- Jan. 18, 2010) (Colorado vs. Edmonton)

MOST POINTS, GAME: 4 on Nov. 25, 2006 (Colorado vs. Vancouver) (one goal, three assists)

MOST PIM, GAME: 7 on Jan. 22, 2010 (Colorado vs. Nashville)

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 8 on Feb. 6, 2010 (Colorado vs. Edmonton)

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 5, 2005 (Colorado at Edmonton)

FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 10, 2005 (Colorado vs. Calgary) (Kiprusoff)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 10, 2005 (Colorado vs. Calgary)

CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT

ATTEMPTS: 51
GOALS: 22
SUCCESS RATE: 43.1 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 5