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Marian Gaborik
Marian Gaborik
Right Wing
(GA-bih-rik)
Number: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 14, 1982  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Trencin, Slovakia
Hometown: Trencin, Slovakia
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Drafted: MIN / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (3rd overall)
Career: Has skated in 408 NHL games in six professional seasons, all with Minnesota...Owns a franchise-record 331 points (164-167=331) and 236 PIM...Has registered 85 career multi-point games and eight hat tricks...Is the all-time franchise leader in several offensive categories including goals?(164), assists (167), PPGs?(46), GWGs (33), shots on goal?(1,348) and four 30-goal seasons...Also holds the club record for goals in a season (38)...Was the first member of the Wild to participate in the All-Star Game (2002), where he tallied a goal and two assists to earn second star of the game...2006-07: Recorded 57 points (30-27=57) in 48 games...Led team in GWG (7), was second in goals?(30) and tied for third in points?(57)...Tied a career high with a +12 plus/minus ratio and tallied 17 multi-point games..Wild owned a 19-2-2 mark in games he scored a goal and a 33-9-6 record in games he played...Earned the Toyota “Three Star Award” despite missing 34 games with strained groin...Returned to lineup vs. COL (1/6) after missing 34 games with groin injury...Tallied five-game point streak earning eight points (7-1=8) over the span (1/11-1/19)...Collected three points including GWG (2-1=3) and a +3 rating at COL (2/1)...Potted assist for 300th career NHL point and an added a goal vs. VAN (2/14)...Recorded four-game goal streak tallying nine points  (5-4=9) during the (2/10-2/18)...Tallied goal in four straight games (3/15-3/22)...Recorded career-high eight-game point streak tallying 13 points (5-8=13)  over the span (3/9-3/24)...Led team in March scoring with 19 points (9-10=19) including 5 PPG and 2 GWG...Potted goal vs. EDM (4/5) for 30th of season marking fourth time in career he has reached 30-goal plateau...Missed 34 games with strained groin suffered at ANA?(10/20)...2005-06: Broke the franchise record for goals in a season with 38, while claiming the third 30-goal season of his career...Finished first on the team in goals, tied for first in GWGs (7), second in points (66) and tied for third in assists (28) and plus-minus rating (+6)...Finished 15th in the league in goals scored and tied for 12th in GWG...Longest stretch without a point was three games (1/9-1/16)...Tied for the team lead with 20 multi-point games...Notched four points (2-2=4) in two games after his return from a groin injury (11/23-11/25) and scored four points in his first two games back from a strained hip flexor (10/25-11/19) giving him 10 points (4-6=10) in his first five games of the season...Scored his 100th goal while playing in his 300th career game vs. STL (11/25)...Had a career-best five-game goal-scoring streak (1/30-1/7) in which he tallied nine points (7-2=9)...Scored in four straight games (2/28-3/5)...Picked up his 31st and 32nd goals of the season in 3-1 win against Calgary (3/21) to break his own team record for goals in a season...Claimed his eighth career hat trick in the Wild’s 5-2 win at COL (4/9)...Missed first six games of the season with a strained groin...Missed 11 games (10/25-11/19) with a strained hip flexor...2004-05: Netted six goals and 10 points to go along with 45 PIM with Farjestads BK Karlstad (Sweden)...Skated in 29 games with Dukla Trencin (Slovakia)...Ranked second on the team and third in the league with 25 goals, and his 52 points (25-27=52) were second on the club and fourth among all league skaters...Registered 17 points (8-9=17) in 12 postseason games...2003-04: Played in 65 games posting 40 points on 18 goals and 22 assists to go along with 20 PIM...Ranked first on the team in GWGs (4) and SOG (220)...Finished second on the club in goals and third in assists, points and plus/minus (+10)...Led all Wild forwards in TOI at 18:16...Recorded eight multi-point games...Tied a franchise record with seven SOG in one period (2nd) vs. TOR (12/11)...Notched three points (1-2=3) including his 200th career point at CHI (3/25)...Tallied a season-high five points (3-2=5) including his seventh career hat trick vs. OTT (3/16)...Totaled 10 points (4-6=10) during six-game point streak to close out the season (3/25-4/4)...Missed five games (1/23-1/31) with an injury to his hip flexor...2002-03: Saw action in a career-high 81 games and led the team in points with 65 (30-35=65)...Became the first Wild player ever selected to participate in the NHL All-Star Game...Was the youngest player to skate in the 2003 NHL All-Star Game and won the NHL’s Fastest Skater Competition during Skills Competition held on All-Star Saturday...Ranked first on team in goals, assists, points, SOG (280) and GWGs (8)...Tied for the league lead (with Marian Hossa) with three hat tricks on the season and became the fourth player in NHL history to record five hat tricks prior to his 21st birthday...Was named NHL Player of the Week (10/20-10/27) for the second time in his career after tallying eight points (3-5=8) in four games including a career-high six-point performance (2-4=6) in a 6-1 victory at PHX (10/26)...Collected 15 multi-point games and five multi-goal games...Recorded back-to-back multi-point games (11/2 vs. VAN; 11/4 at LA) including his third career hat trick and first on the road...Established a franchise record by notching his third hat trick of the season at VAN (12/7), breaking his own mark of two set in 2001-02...Forced to sit out one game with the flu (12/15 vs. CAR)...2001-02: Skated in 78 games finishing campaign with career-bests in assists (37) and points (67) while potting 30 goals...Ranked first on team in goals and SOG (221), tied for first in PPGs (10), plus/minus rating (E) and GTGs (1) and second in assists and GWGs (4)...Became first-ever Wild player to be named NHL Player of the Week (3/4-3/10) with seven goals, eight points (7-1=8) in four contests...Chosen to play in 2002 Topps/NHL YoungStars Game during NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles...Collected 19 multi-point games and five multi-goal games...Registered first hat trick of NHL career vs. ATL (11/13)...Posted season-high four points (3-1=4) and recorded second hat trick of career vs. CBJ (3/10)...Forced to sit out four games due to injury...Missed season-opener while recovering from off-season sports hernia surgery (10/6)...Did not play in three games with strained quadriceps (12/22-12/26)...2000-01: Played in 71 games during first NHL season...Ranked first on Wild in points (36), SOG (179) and tied for first in goals (18)...Finished among NHL rookie leaders in several offensive categories including first in SOG, fifth in goals and tied for fifth in points...Skated in first NHL game and scored first-ever regular season goal in Minnesota Wild history at ANA (10/6)...Became youngest player (18 years, seven months and 20 days) to score an NHL expansion team’s inaugural goal...Recorded six multi-point games and two multi-goal games...Netted two goals, including game-winner, and posted first multi-point game of career in Wild’s first home victory vs. TB (10/18)...Registered a point in seven straight games (5-4=9) to tie longest streak among rookies during season (1/17-2/6)...Potted first-ever Wild PPG vs. PHI (10/11)...Missed 10 games due to injury...Forced out of action for six games with a lower leg contusion (11/17-11/28)...Sat out final four games of rookie campaign with abdominal strain (4/2-4/8)...INTERNATIONAL: Notched 11 points (5-6=11) in six games for Slovakia at 2007 World Championships...Made Olympic debut with Slovakia in Turin, Italy tallying three goals, four assists and four PIM in six games...Represented Slovakia at the 2005 World Championships and collected three goals and four points in seven contests...Appeared in four World Cup of Hockey 2004 games for Slovakia and netted one goal...Led Slovakian team in the Under-18 World Championships in scoring and finished fourth among all players with six goals and eight points (6-2=8) in six contests...Was a member of the Slovakian Under-18 club in the 1999 World Championships and collected three goals and seven assists as a 16-year old...AMATEUR: Played two seasons with Dukla-Trencin of the Slovakia Senior League...Finished tied for the team lead with 25 goals and added 22 assists in 50 games in 1999-00...Recorded 21 points (12-9=21) in 36 games played during first season with Dukla-Trencin in 1998-99.

Playoffs: Has tallied 21 points (12-9=21) in 23 career playoff games...2006-07: Led team in goals (3) and tied for first in points (1-3=4)...Recorded GWG, SH and?PP goal in Western Conference Quarterfinal vs. ANA...2002-03: Led the Wild in playoff scoring?(9-8=17) and finished third among all playoff scorers...Led the Wild in goals (9) and SOG (52) and finished tied for the lead in PPGs (4)...Registered a playoff-high eight-game point streak, tallying seven goals and eight assists (4/21-5/7)...Scored a PPG in first-ever playoff game at COL (4/10)...Tallied three points (1-2=3) in a 3-2 Game Six OT win vs. COL (4/21)...Forced OT with third PPG of the playoffs in Game Seven of Western Conference Quarterfinals at COL (4/22)...Potted a goal and assisted on the GWG in Game Two of Western Conference semifinal at VAN (4/27)...Assisted on two goals including the game-winner in Game Six of Western Conference semifinal vs. VAN (5/7)...Posted 11 points in seven games in Western Conference semifinal vs. VAN.

Career Transactions: Selected by Minnesota in the first round (third overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Personal: Marian Gaborik resides in Trencin,?Slovakia during the offseason...Lists cars, golf and racing as his hobbies...Names Michael Schumacher and Roger Federer as the people he’d most like to meet and Schumacher as his favorite athlete...Goes by the nickname “Gabby”...Names his first NHL goal as his most memorable hockey moment...Lists his parents and his brother,?Branislav (who works as a european scout for the Wild) as the inspiration for his hockey career...Names downtown Minneapolis as his favorite part of the?Twin Cities and Nami?Sushi as his favorite restaurant in the area...Lists Wedding Crashers as his favorite movie and steak and sushi as his favorite foods...Opened an arena, MG?Arena, in his hometown of Trencin in an effort to provide more ice time for local kids...Names Cinnamon Raisin Toast with strawberry jelly as his favorite breakfast food and Los Angeles as his favorite team to play...Lists U2 as his favorite band and GTR 2 as his favorite video game...Names Gangster as the last good book he’s read and car racing as his favorite sport...Calls Marcel Hossa, younger brother of Atlanta's Marian Hossa, and Pavol Demitra as his best friends in hockey.

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