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Pavol Demitra
Pavol Demitra
Right Wing
Number: 38
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 29, 1974
Birthplace: Dubnica Nad VĂ¡hom, Slovakia
Acquired: Acquired from Los Angeles in exchange for Patrick O'Sullivan and Minnesota's 17th overall pick in 2006 NHL Entry Draft (Trevor Lewis) on June 24, 2006.
Drafted: OTT / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (227th overall)
CAREER: Has skated in 682 NHL games during parts of 13 seasons with Ottawa, St. Louis, Los Angeles and Minnesota...Has recorded 645 career points on 266 goals and 379 assists to go along with 240 PIM...Has scored 20-plus goals in nine consecutive NHL seasons...Streak is sixth-longest among active players...Finished his St. Louis career fifth on team’s scoring list with 493 points (204-289=493)...2006-07: Tied for team lead with 64 points (25-39=64) in 71 games during his first season with Minnesota and 13th in NHL...Led team with 39 assists and ranked third in goals...His 26 power-play points (9-17=26) ranked second on team...Tallied an assist in Wild's first six games (10/5-10/18) for a total of eight points (1-7=8)...Collected 600th point of his career with a goal at VAN (12/16)...Collected SHG and two assists vs. CHI (12/9)...Potted two goals including GWG at STL (1/30)...Notched GWG and two assists vs. CAR (2/10)...Reached 20-goal plateau for ninth straight season with two goals at EDM (3/1)...Recorded 15 points (7-8=15) during a nine-game point streak (1/30-2/18), including goals in five consecutive games (2/8-2/18) to tie the franchise record for longest goal streak....Notched goal and two assists vs. STL (3/22)...Recorded a four-game point streak (3-5=8, 3/15-3/22) and three-game goal streak (3-4=7, 3/17-3/22)...Missed nine games with upper body injury (11/22-12/7, 1/19) and final two games of regular season with strained leg muscle (4/5-4/7)...2005-06: Finished third on Los Angeles in scoring with 62 points (25-37=62) and scored 25 goals while tallying 37 assists...Led team in plus/minus (+21), GWGs (7), SHGs (5), and TOI (21:04)...Was named recipient of the “Mark Bavis Memorial Trophy” as the best newcomer on the team...His five SHGs were a career-high and third-highest in the NHL...His seven short-handed points (5-2=7) were third in the league...Finished second on the club in goals (25) and third in assists (37)...Recorded 17 multi-point games (the Kings were 16-1-0 in those contests) including the first two four-assist games of his career (11/13 at CBJ; 11/22 at STL)...Also recorded four points (1-3=4) vs. DAL (2/12)...Tallied his eighth career overtime goal vs. MIN (10/9)...Notched 14 points (3-11=14) in a five-game stretch (11/13-11/22)...Registered his fourth career hat trick vs. COL (11/19)...Tallied 50 points (20-30=50) in the first half of the season (41 games)...Played in his 600th NHL game at MIN (2/7)...Missed a total of 24 games due to injury because of a leg injury (1/7-1/26), eye injury (3/2-3/13) and concussion (3/16-4/1)...2004-05: Played for Dukla Trencin in the Slovak Extraliga and led the league in scoring with 82 points (28-54=82) in 54 games...Added 17 points (4-13=17) in 12 postseason games while leading his team to the semifinals...2003-04: Finished third in scoring for St. Louis with 58 points (23-35=58)...Was second in goals (23), fourth in assists (35), second in PPGs (8) and fourth in SOG (179)...Tallied 13 points (5-8=13) during a nine-game scoring streak (11/6-11/28)...Scored his 200th NHL goal vs. DAL (11/22)...Registered his 300th NHL assist at DAL (3/20)...Recorded his 500th NHL point at FLA (1/19)...2002-03: Led the Blues in scoring for the fourth time in five seasons and finished sixth overall in the NHL with a career-high 93 points (36-57=93)...Led the Blues in goals (36), assists (57) and points (93)...His 57 assists tied for fourth in the NHL...Registered 30-plus goals for the second consecutive season and third time in his career...Led the club with 26 multi-point games (including 10 three-point efforts and one four-point contest)...Recorded his third career hat trick (and four points; 3-1=4) vs. CGY (11/29)...Tallied 15 points (7-8=15) during a nine-game scoring streak (2/22-3/13)...2001-02: Led St. Louis in scoring for the third time in four seasons and tied for seventh in the NHL in scoring with 78 points (35-43=78) while playing in all 82 games for the second time in his career...His 35 goals ranked second on the club...Led the NHL and tied a career high with 10 GWGs...Led the team in power-play points with 29 (11-18=29)...Tallied 12 points (7-5=12) during a nine-game scoring streak (10/4-10/25)...Played in his 400th career NHL game at PHX (4/1)...2000-01: Limited to 44 games for St. Louis due to eye and leg injuries...Tallied 45 points (20-25=45) while tallying 16 PIM...Had his second career hat trick and second career five-point game (3-2=5) vs. NYR (12/20)...1999-00: Awarded the NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship tallying eight PIM in 71 games...Led St. Louis in scoring and finished tied for 14th in the NHL with 75 points (28-47=75)...Led the team and ranked third in the NHL with a +34 rating...Recorded his first career hat trick vs. ANA (2/12)...Appeared in his second consecutive NHL All-Star Game (at TOR)...1998-99: Led St. Louis in scoring and finished 10th in the NHL with 89 points (37-52=89) while playing in 82 games...Led the team and tied for eighth in the NHL with 14 PPGs...Finished with 29 power play points (14-15=29)...Had his first career five-point game (2-3=5) vs. CHI (11/10)...Finished second in the NHL with 10 GWGs....Played in his first NHL All-Star Game (at TB) and scored a goal for the World All-Stars...1997-98: Tallied 52 points (22-30=52) for St. Louis in 61 games...Finished the season with four SHGs (T-6th in NHL)...Tied for the club lead with six GWGs...Played his 100th NHL game vs. DET (12/31)...1996-97: Played in eight games with St. Louis tallying three goals...Scored his first two goals vs. NYI (4/3)...Split most of the season with Grand Rapids and Las Vegas (IHL)...Tallied 50 points (20-30=50) in 42 games with Grand Rapids...Tallied 21 points (8-13=21) in 22 games with Las Vegas...1995-96: Split the season between Ottawa and Prince Edward Island (AHL)...Collected 17 points (7-10=17) in 31 games with Ottawa...Recorded 81 points (28-53=81) in 48 games with Prince Edward Island (AHL)...1994-95: Appeared in 16 games with Ottawa scoring seven points (4-3=7)...Played 61 games with Prince Edward Island finishing third in scoring with 74 points (26-48=74)...Tallied seven assists in five playoff matches with Prince Edward Island...1993-94: Played in 12 NHL games with Ottawa notching a goal and an assist while tallying four PIM...Made his NHL debut vs. STL (10/9) at the age of 18 and scored his first NHL goal...Played 41 games with Prince Edward Island and finished sixth on club with 41 points (18-23=41)...INTERNATIONAL: Recorded four points (2-2=4) in six games for Slovakia at 2007 World Championships...Represented Slovakia at the 2006 Winter Olympics playing in six games while tallying two goals and five assists...Picked up two goals and five assists for seven points with Slovakia at the 2005 World Championships...Represented Slovakia at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey tallying two assists in four games...Appeared in five games with Slovakia during the 2003 World Championships and scored two goals and two assists...Played in two games for Slovakia at the 2002 Winter Olympics tallying three points (1-2=3)...Represented Slovakia at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey going scoreless in three contests... Represented Slovakia at the 1996 World Championships tallying three points (1-2=3) in five games...Skated for the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships in 1993, scoring eight points (4-4=8) in seven games as his team earned a bronze medal...Represented Czech Republic at the 1992 European Junior Championships and scored 12 points (4-8=12) in six games while earning a gold medal...AMATEUR: Played in 32 games for Dubnica (Czech-2) tallying 26 points (16-10=26).

Playoffs: Has notched 19 goals and 47 points (19-28=47) in 71 postseason games with St. Louis (66)?and Minnesota?(5)...2006-07: Notched four points (1-3=4) in five games to rank tied for first on Wild in playoff scoring and first on team in assists...2003-04: Tallied a goal in five postseason contests...2002-03: Notched six points (2-4=6) in seven playoff contests...2001-02: Led St. Louis in postseason scoring with 11 points (4-7=11) in 10 games...Posted three multi-point games during the postseason including four points (1-3=4) vs. DET (5/7)...2000-01: Tallied six points (2-4=6) in career-high 15 games...1998-99: Scored five goals and added four assists in 13 contests...1997-98: Recorded six points (3-3=6) in 10 games...1996-97: Collected four points (1-3=4) and six PIM in six contests.

Career transactions: Acquired by Minnesota from?Los Angeles in exchange for Patrick O’Sullivan and Minnesota’s first round pick – previously acquired from?Edmonton for Dwayne Roloson – in the 2006 NHL?Entry Draft?(Trevor?Lewis), June 24, 2006; Signed by Los Angeles as a free agent, August 2, 2005; Acquired by St. Louis from Ottawa in exchange for Christer Olsson, November 27, 1996; Originally selected by Ottawa in the ninth round (227th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

Personal: Pavol?Demitra and his wife, Maria, have a son, Lucas, and a daughter, Zara...The family resides in?Trencin,?Slovakia during the offseason...Nicknaes are “Pav”?and “Demo”...Enjoys playing golf and tennis as his hobbies and lists Roger Federer as his favorite athlete...His favorite place to eat in the Twin Cities is Morton’s...Names former Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona as the one person he’d most like to meet...Lists slovak food as his favorite food and Gladiator as his favorite movie...Names Metallica as his favorite band and Los Angeles and St. Louis as his favorite teams to play...Lists Marian Gaborik and Marian Hossa as his best friends in hockey...Says his father inspired his hockey career and he started playing at the age of four...Lists “Friends” as his favorite TV show.
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