Marián Gáborík
Slovak ice hockey player
Marián Gáborík
Marián Gáborík is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his career in the Slovak Extraliga with HC Dukla Trenčín for two seasons before being drafted third overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild. Spending eight seasons in Minnesota before signing with the Rangers in 2009, Gáborík is the Wild's all-time leading scorer in goals and points.
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Kings report: Veteran line is working hard, but not producing points
LATimes - about 2 months
It’s baby steps for the Kings these days, even for those who have long outgrown their kid skates. Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Marian Gaborik have played a combined 2,662 games in their NHL careers, and the trio has a history of chemistry. But they’ve yet to channel that tangibly since they were...
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Kings' Gaborik could make season debut Saturday
LATimes - 3 months
Winger Marian Gaborik said he’s ready to return to the Kings’ lineup Saturday, which would be one day short of nine weeks since he suffered a broken foot when he was hit by a shot taken by Team Europe teammate Mats Zuccarello during the World Cup tournament. “I feel good. That’s the plan,” Gaborik...
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NHL-National Hockey League roundup
Yahoo News - 5 months
Oct 6 (The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House on Thursday, marking the second time they have marched to see President Barack Obama at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The Penguins initially visited Obama after defeating the Detroit Red Wings in 2009 and made their latest trek on the heels of a six-game victory over the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup final this June. - - The Los Angeles Kings placed right wing Marian Gaborik on injured reserve Thursday due to a broken right foot he suffered late last month. Gaborik suffered the injury on Sept. ...
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Losing Kings winger Marian Gaborik is a tough break for Team Europe
LATimes - 5 months
Kings and Team Europe winger Marian Gaborik played most of the World Cup of Hockey semifinal against Sweden on Sunday on a foot that had been fractured in at least one place when he was struck by a shot taken by teammate Mats Zuccarello. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi told The Times the injury...
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Marian Gaborik could miss eight weeks after World Cup injury, Kings GM says
LATimes - 5 months
The hopes of two hockey teams took serious hits Monday with the news that Kings and Team Europe right wing Marian Gaborik suffered an injury to his right foot and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks. The immediate impact is that the Slovakian forward will miss the best-of-three World Cup...
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Marian Gaborik could miss eight weeks after World Cup injury, Kings GM says
LATimes - 5 months
The hopes of two hockey teams took serious hits Monday with the news that Kings and Team Europe right wing Marian Gaborik suffered an injury to his right foot and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks. The immediate impact is that the Slovakian forward will miss the best-of-three World Cup...
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Marian Gaborik could miss eight weeks after World Cup injury, Kings GM says
LATimes - 5 months
The hopes of two hockey teams took serious hits Monday with the news that Kings and Team Europe right wing Marian Gaborik suffered an injury to his right foot and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks. The immediate impact is that the Slovakian forward will miss the best-of-three World Cup...
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Marian Gaborik could miss eight weeks after World Cup injury, Kings GM says
LATimes - 5 months
The hopes of two hockey teams took serious hits Monday with the news that Kings and Team Europe right wing Marian Gaborik suffered an injury to his right foot and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks. The immediate impact is that the Slovakian forward will miss the best-of-three World Cup...
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    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 32
    On June 13, 2014, Gáborík won his first Stanley Cup while playing with Los Angeles, whom he had been traded to earlier that season.
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    On June 25, 2014, Gáborík, as a pending free agent, opted to remain with the Kings in signing a seven-year contract worth an annual average value of $4.875 million per year.
    More Details Hide Details Gáborík has used his success to benefit Slovak ice hockey and player development. In 2005, he opened his ice rink Arena Mariána Gáboríka in his native city of Trenčín at a personal cost of approximately 50 million Slovak koruna. The ice rink provides the opportunity to both learn how to skate as well as play ice hockey for local youth, and also contains both a full fitness center for off-ice conditioning and accommodations so that participants in programs may stay overnight. The rink earned the distinction of 2005 Construction of the Year in Trenčín. Beginning in 2009, Gáborík's ice rink has also begun offering a hockey school program. Of the rink, Gáborík says: "ARENA MG represents the fulfilment of one of my dreams. It was in Trenčín where I took my first ice-hockey steps, where I learned the first zigzags and shot my first goals. I am thankful for this opportunity and in order to give thanks for what ice hockey gave me, I also wanted to help other boys and girls and create conditions to help fulfil their sports dreams."
    The Kings' acquisition of Gáborík paid dividends in the 2014 playoffs, as he went on to lead the playoffs with 14 goals and contributed to the Kings' effort in capturing their second Stanley Cup in three years, prevailing over his former club, the New York Rangers.
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    Gáborík was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on March 5, 2014, in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, a second-round draft pick and a conditional third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    Gáborík then scored for Columbus in their opening game of the 2013–14 season, a 4–3 loss to the Calgary Flames.
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    After scoring nine goals in 35 games, Gáborík was dealt at the trade deadline on April 3, 2013, along with minor league players Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle, to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a sixth-round draft pick.
    More Details Hide Details The following night, Gáborík made his debut with the Blue Jackets and immediately made an impact, scoring the game-winning goal and earning an assist in a victory over the Nashville Predators.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 30
    On the commencement of the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, Gáborík, who remained idle during the labour dispute, struggled to recapture his previous scoring pace with New York.
    More Details Hide Details Furthermore, the addition of Rick Nash the Rangers, and the performance of youngsters Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello also contributed to Gaborik's expendability, and he was subject to trade rumours.
    On May 3, 2012, shortly after midnight, Gáborík scored a triple-overtime game winner against the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, ending one of the longest playoff games in Rangers history.
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    On January 29, 2012, Gáborík was named the MVP of the 59th NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa.
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  • 2011
    Age 29
    His best game of the season was on January 19, 2011, when Gáborík scored four goals and an assist in a 7–0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
    More Details Hide Details For the first time since Gáborík had joined the team, the Rangers qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 5–2 win over the rival New Jersey Devils in the final game of the season. Gáborík contributed an assist on the game-winning goal, and a plus-minus rating of +2 during the game.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    Gáborík's second season with the Rangers, in 2010–11, was hampered by injury.
    More Details Hide Details Just three games into the season, he suffered a shoulder injury after receiving an illegal boarding hit in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The injury caused him to miss nearly a month, and, upon his return, limited his playing style, which relies on his tremendous wrist shot. Perhaps due to lingering effects from his various ailments, Gáborík proved a streaky scorer throughout the season and finished with 22 goals and 26 assists in 62 games, though 12 of those goals came in four games.
    Though the Rangers missed the 2010 playoffs, Gáborík did not disappoint in his first season with the team; he played in 76 games, matching his career high with 42 goals, and set a new career high in points with 86.
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    Gáborík was injured for a second time in the season when his right leg was cut by team goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during a team practice on February 9, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    Nearly a month into the season, he suffered a knee injury after colliding with former Ranger Petr Průcha in a game against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 26, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He missed two games, including what would have been his first game back in Minnesota against the Wild.
    Nevertheless, Gáborík signed as an unrestricted free agent with the New York Rangers on the first day of free agency on July 1, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The Rangers signed him to a reported $37.5 million contract over five years. Gáborík got off to a quick start with his new club, scoring 10 goals in his first 12 games.
    Leading up to the free agency period, Gáborík was speculated to have interest in signing with the Vancouver Canucks after The Province reported he had recently bought a home in West Vancouver in the 2009 off-season.
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    Gáborík was unable to sign a new contract with the Wild in the 2009 off-season.
    More Details Hide Details He left the Wild after eight seasons as its last original player and as the club's all-time leader in goals, assists and points.
    He returned to the lineup on March 21, 2009, against the Edmonton Oilers and finished the season with 23 points in 17 games.
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    His playing time with the Wild was limited in his final year after being sidelined early in the season with a lower-body injury before undergoing hip surgery in January 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    Entering the final year of his contract with the Wild in 2008–09, the Wild began negotiations early to re-sign Gáborík.
    More Details Hide Details A ten-year, $80 million deal was turned down by Gáborík, and the Wild consequently began entertaining trade offers from NHL teams.
    Gáborík finished his career year as team captain for the Wild in March 2008.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first time in his career he was chosen as part of the team's monthly rotating captaincy.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    On December 20, 2007, Gáborík recorded a six-point game against the New York Rangers with five goals and an assist.
    More Details Hide Details This made him the first player in Wild history to score five goals in a game, as well as the first NHLer since Sergei Fedorov of the Detroit Red Wings did so, 11 years earlier (on December 26, 1996, against the Washington Capitals). At mid-season, he was chosen to his second NHL All-Star Game and would go on to record personal bests of 42 goals, 41 assists and 83 points.
    Despite a 10- to 14-day estimated recovery time, he did not return to the lineup until January 6, 2007, against the Colorado Avalanche two-and-a-half months later.
    More Details Hide Details Although Gáborík missed 34 games, he still managed a second consecutive 30-goal season to go with 57 points overall.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    His season was shortened once more the following season in 2006–07, re-injuring his groin on October 20, 2006, against the Anaheim Ducks.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    As NHL play resumed in 2005–06, Gáborík took another step forward, becoming a point-per-game player with 38 goals and 66 points in a 65-game season limited by a groin injury.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    Due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Gáborík again returned to Dukla Trenčín, where he dominated with 52 points in 29 games.
    More Details Hide Details He also saw time with Färjestad BK of the Swedish Elitserien.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    After switching agents three times, Gáborík eventually agreed to a three-year, $10 million contract with the Wild on October 31, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Limited to 65 games that season, he recorded 18 goals and 40 points.
    Contractual issues kept Gáborík from starting the 2003–04 season with the Wild, as his initial entry-level contract came to an end in the off-season.
    More Details Hide Details Holding out with Dukla Trenčín, his agent, Allan Walsh, asserted that Gáborík would not take less than $6.5 million a year.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 20
    In 2002–03, Gáborík was named to his first NHL All-Star Game and won the fastest skater competition, lapping the rink in 13.713 seconds.
    More Details Hide Details He notched 30 goals for the second consecutive season, but more importantly helped lead the Wild to their first Stanley Cup playoffs appearance. He capped off his third NHL season with 17 points in 18 games as part of a run to the Western Conference Finals.
  • 2001
    Age 19
    He also recorded his first career NHL hat-trick near the beginning of the season on November 13, 2001.
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    He elevated his game the following season, in 2001–02, notching his first 30-goal season and nearly doubling his rookie output to 67 points.
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  • 2000
    Age 18
    Gáborík was drafted by the Minnesota Wild with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft after Rick DiPietro and Dany Heatley.
    More Details Hide Details Gáborík immediately showed promise during his rookie season with the Wild, collecting 18 goals and 36 points for the expansion Wild.
  • 1999
    Age 17
    Internationally, Gáborík is a two-time Olympian with Slovakia and has won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships.
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  • 1998
    Age 16
    The following season, in 1998–99, he joined Dukla Trenčín in the Slovak Extraliga full-time and registered 20 points over 33 games as a rookie.
    More Details Hide Details Gáborík then improved to 46 points in 50 games the following season in his draft year.
  • 1997
    Age 15
    Gáborík played with Dukla Trenčín's junior team and scored 59 points over 36 games in 1997–98.
    More Details Hide Details That same season, he appeared in one Slovak Extraliga game with Dukla Trenčín's men's team, scoring a goal in his professional debut.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 0
    Born on February 14, 1982.
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