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Canucks sign Radim Vrbata to two-year deal

Thursday, 03.07.2014 / 11:00 AM / News
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Canucks sign Radim Vrbata to two-year deal
Vancouver, BC \u2013 Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal.

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal.

Vrbata, 33, recorded 51 points (20-31-51) in 80 games with the Coyotes in the 2013.14 NHL season. In 792 career games he has scored 215 goals and 249 assists (215-249-464) with 230 penalty minutes. Vrbata established career highs during the 2011.12 season when he scored 35 goals and tallied 62 points (35-27-62) with the Coyotes. He has also played 36 playoff games recording 14 points (6-8-14) and 12 penalty minutes. Vrbata has played for five teams over the course of his career: Colorado, Carolina, Chicago, Tampa Bay and Phoenix.

Internationally Vrbata has represented his native Czech Republic at four World Championships (2013, 2008, 2005 [gold], 2003) and at the 2001 World Junior Championships in Moscow where he helped his team win gold.

The 6’1”, 194-pound native of Mlada Boleslav, Czechoslovakia was originally selected by Colorado in the seventh round, 212th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1997-1998 Auto Skoda Mlada Boleslav Jr.-CzRep-Jr. 35 42 31 73 4
1998-1999 Hull Olympiques-QMJHL 54 22 38 60 16
1999-2000 Hull Olympiques-QMJHL 58 29 45 74 4 26 7 1 4
2000-2001 Shawinigan Cataractes-QMJHL 55 56 64 120 48 67 23 3 11
2000-2001 Czech Republic-WJC-A 7 1 2 3 4
2000-2001 Bears-AHL
2001-2002 Avalanche 52 18 12 30 7 14 6 0 3 112 16.1
2001-2002 Bears-AHL 20 8 14 22 5 8 2 0 0
2002-2003 Avalanche 66 11 19 30 0 16 3 0 4 171 6.4
2002-2003 Hurricanes 10 5 0 5 -7 2 3 0 0 44 11.4
2002-2003 Czech Republic-WC-A 9 3 3 6 2
2003-2004 Hurricanes 80 12 13 25 -10 24 4 0 2 195 6.2
2004-2005 HC Bili Tygri Liberec-CzRep 45 18 21 39 91
2004-2005 Czech Republic-WC-A 3 0 1 1 0
2005-2006 Hurricanes 16 2 3 5 0 6 1 0 0 38 5.3
2005-2006 Blackhawks 45 13 21 34 4 16 5 0 0 147 8.8
2006-2007 Blackhawks 77 14 27 41 -4 26 5 0 2 215 6.5
2007-2008 Coyotes 76 27 29 56 6 14 7 3 5 246 11.0
2007-2008 Czech Republic-WC-A 7 5 2 7 4
2008-2009 Lightning 18 3 3 6 -1 8 1 0 0 41 7.3
2008-2009 BK Mlada Boleslav-CzRep 11 5 3 8 18
2008-2009 HC Bili Tygri Liberec-CzRep 7 7 2 9 2
2009-2010 Coyotes 82 24 19 43 6 24 7 0 4 266 9.0
2010-2011 Coyotes 79 19 29 48 5 20 10 0 2 240 7.9
2011-2012 Coyotes 77 35 27 62 24 24 9 1 12 232 15.1
2012-2013 Coyotes 34 12 16 28 6 14 2 1 1 106 11.3
2012-2013 BK Mlada Boleslav-CzRep-2 2 1 1 2 0
2012-2013 Czech Republic-WC-A 8 2 1 3 4 4 1 0 0
2013-2014 Coyotes 80 20 31 51 -6 22 10 0 2 263 7.6
NHL Totals 792 215 249 464 30 230 73 5 37 2,316 9.3
  
 

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