Radim Vrbata
Czech ice hockey player
Radim Vrbata
Radim Vrbata is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche with whom he has also played, along with the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, and Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Las Vegas, Quebec City, even Seattle remain in the mix for expansion, relocation - ESPN
Google News - about 1 year
ESPN Las Vegas, Quebec City, even Seattle remain in the mix for expansion, relocation ESPN print. comment. Hot or not. Vrbata Radim Vrbata, Vancouver Canucks Vrbata's hat trick provided the winning margin in a 5-3 defeat of the Buffalo Sabres, a win that snapped the Canucks' five-game losing skid. Kuemper Darcy Kuemper, Minnesota Wild No Timetable For NHL ExpansionCBS Local Early projection is for salary cap to rise $3M despite sagging Canadian dollarThe Globe and Mail Expansion talk continues at Board of GovernorsNHL.com Yahoo Sports -Sportsnet.ca all 104 news articles »
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Vrbata's goal in 3rd helps Canucks to 4-1 victory over Kings
Fox News - almost 2 years
Radim Vrbata set up the tying goal by Nick Bonino in the second period and scored the go-ahead goal during a 5-on-3 power play in the third, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
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Vrbata, Lack lead Canucks past Sharks
Fox News - almost 2 years
San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Radim Vrbata scored two goals, Eddie Lack made 38 saves and the visiting Vancouver Canucks rallied for a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
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Radim Vrbata thriving alongside Sedin twins
USA Today - about 2 years
Not everyone has found chemistry with the brothers, but free agent Vrbata has           
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Blackhawks-Coyotes: Kane Leads Chicago Past Phoenix 5-2
Huffington Post - about 3 years
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist in a dominant first period, Antti Raanta made 32 saves for his second NHL win, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 on Saturday night to complete an impressive road trip. After watching a 3-0 lead become 3-2 after a sloppy second period, Brandon Bollig's goal with 9:11 left put it away for Chicago. Andrew Shaw and Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored for the Blackhawks, and Marian Hossa added an empty-net goal in Chicago's sixth straight win to wrap up a seven-game, 13-day trip that saw them cement their status as one of the NHL's top teams. Rob Klinkhammer and Martin Hanzal scored for the Coyotes, who lost for the fourth time in five games. On their annual, lengthy trip while the United Center hosts the circus, Chicago played in Colorado, toured western Canada and stopped in Dallas on Friday night, where the Blackhawks prevailed in the 11th round of a shootout. After stopping 10 of 11 shots in the shootout ...
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Blackhawks Top Phoenix Coyotes 5-4 In Shootout For Fourth Straight Win
Huffington Post - over 3 years
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks just kept shooting at Phoenix goalie Mike Smith. Eventually they prevailed. Jonathan Toews and rookie Brandon Pirri scored in a four-round shootout, and the Blackhawks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-4 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win. Through overtime, Chicago fired a season-high 52 shots at Smith, the NHL's busiest goalie. He has faced a league-high 607 shots in 18 games so far. Still, the Blackhawks needed a shootout to settle this one. "We knew he was a good goaltender going in," said Brandon Saad, who scored Chicago's first goal. "We wanted to get shots but we also wanted to get to the net, crash and get rebounds, take his eyes away. "We did a good job of that and got a couple goals there." Pirri tied the score 4-all 3 minutes into the third, and 4 seconds after a Chicago power play had elapsed. He connected on a midair deflection of Brent Seabrook's drive from the top of the circle. Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa also score ...
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Coyotes outlast Canucks for shootout win
Fox News - over 3 years
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Antoine Vermette's successful attempt in the sixth round of the shootout lifted the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-2 decision over the Vancouver Canucks in a matchup of surging Western Conference teams.Radim Vrbata and Shane Doan each had regulation goals and Mike Smith came up with 31 saves to help the Coyotes to a fifth consecutive win, the last three of which have come in shootouts
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National Hockey League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 3 years
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Keith Yandle netted the tying goal and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the winner in the latter stages of the third period, giving Phoenix a 5-4 decision over Edmonton in a Saturday matinee. Radim Vrbata chipped in three assists, while Martin Hanzal, Michael Stone and David Schlemko also lit the lamp for the Coyotes, who have taken three of their last four. Mike Smith stopped 26 shots for the win, improving his record to 6-2-2 on the year. Ryan Jones, Will Acton, David Perron and Tyler Pitlick scored for the Oilers, who have dropped seven of their last nine. Jason LaBarbera was charged with five goals on 27 shots in defeat.
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Vrbata's hat trick leads Coyotes past Rangers
Fox News - over 3 years
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Radim Vrbata notched a hat trick to lead the Phoenix Coyotes in a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers to open the season.
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Phoenix Coyotes' Radim Vrbata wants to make a big deal of training camp
AZCentral - Arizona's Home Page - over 3 years
Most veterans cringe when a monthlong training camp stands between them and meaningful games, but not Coyotes winger Radim Vrbata. Not only is camp a return to normalcy after a lockout-shortened season that was cut even shorter by a cracked bone in his foot, but Vrbata is still searching for a left winger who clicks with him and center Martin Hanzal.
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Coyotes Get Shootout Win Over Blackhawks
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
CHICAGO -- Mikkel Boedker and David Schlemko scored shootout goals to lift Phoenix to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, snapping the Coyotes' three-game losing streak and preserving their fading playoff hopes. Schlemko beat Corey Crawford with a high shot for the deciding score in the third round of the tiebreaker to end Chicago's seven-game winning streak. Patrick Kane had the lone shootout goal for Chicago against Mike Smith. Rostislav Klesla and Radim Vrbata scored in the first period for Phoenix. Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook scored two power-play goals in regulation for his first two-goal game this season and second of his career. Despite the loss, league-leading Chicago has points in 11 straight games (9-0-2). Smith made 36 saves through overtime as he returned after missing two games with a lower-body injury. Smith frustrated the Blackhawks last season in the opening round of the playoffs, when Phoenix defeated Chi ...
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SJ Sharks beat Coyotes 3-2 in shootout
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
SJ Sharks beat Coyotes 3-2 in shootout Couture was the lone goal-scorer in the shootout while Sharks goalie Antti Niemi stopped Steve Sullivan, Radim Vrbata and Mikkel Boedker as San Jose moved a point ahead of Detroit and into sixth place in the Western Conference standings. The Sharks' defenseman followed his shot behind the net and potted a rebound of a Joe Pavelski drive in close 15:00 into the third period. The Sharks managed three shots and hit two posts in the first two minutes of the double-minor before converting early in the second power play. The Coyotes' first-period goal, by Boyd Gordon, ended Niemi's shutout streak at 136:23, spanning consecutive shutouts and extending back to the third period against Anaheim on March 25. With Jason Demers scratched while feeling the effects of a hit to the jaw on Thursday against Detroit, Burns dropped back to defense after scoring five goals and 10 points during nine straight games at forward. ...
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Hanzal nets two in the 3rd as Coyotes top Blue Jackets
Fox News - about 4 years
Martin Hanzal netted two third-period goals to lift the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.Radim Vrbata, David Moss and Kyle Chipchura each scored in the first period for the Coyotes, who have won three of their last four games
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Mike Smith stops Sharks cold
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Mike Smith stops Sharks cold Phoenix's goalie was perfect in regulation and overtime, and stopped two Sharks in a shootout as the Coyotes left HP Pavilion with a 1-0 win to extend San Jose's winless streak to four games (0-2-2). Phoenix forwards Mikkel Boedker and Radim Vrbata beat Sharks goalie Antti Niemi with backhanders in close during the shootout to break up a goaltenders' duel. [...] they couldn't find a way to beat the 6-foot-4 Smith, who covers the bottom of the net as well as any goalie in the league. Defenseman Brent Burns made his season debut after missing the first 10 games and training camp while recovering from offseason hernia surgery. Burns, who paired with Brad Stuart at even strength and saw time (2:09) on the power play, logged 20:38 of ice time spread over 21 shifts.
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Phoenix Coyotes' Radim Vrbata neutralized by Los Angeles Kings
AZCentral - Arizona's Home Page - almost 5 years
Radim Vrbata led the Coyotes with 35 goals in the regular season, but he has just two goals in 15 postseason games and doesn't have a point in Phoenix's past seven contests.
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Coyotes take 2-0 series lead over Predators
Natiobak Post - almost 5 years
Shane Doan, Radim Vrbata and Antoine Vermette each had a goal and an assist, and the Coyotes avoided their usual overtime theatrics, beating the Predators 5-3
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    As a free agent in the following off-season, Vrbata opted to return for a third stint with the Arizona Coyotes, agreeing to a one-year, $1 million bonus laden contract on August 16, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Vrbata is from the same city as former Chicago Blackhawks teammate Martin Havlát, Mladá Boleslav. Vrbata's brother David is also a professional hockey player.
  • 2015
    Age 33
    In the final year of his contract with the Canucks, Vrbata endured a disappointing 2015–16 season, producing just 27 points in his lowest offensive totals since 2009.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    In his first season in Vancouver, 2014–15, Vrbata enjoyed a career year, finishing the regular season with 63 points from 78 games, besting his previous 62-point career-high season in 2011–12.
    More Details Hide Details He also led the Canucks in goals scored with 31, his second-highest single-season career total behind the 35 he scored in 2011–12.
    On 2 July 2014, Vrbata signed as an unrestricted free agent to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
    More Details Hide Details Vrbata stated the opportunity to play with the Sedin twins was a large factor in his decision.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    He would finish the 2011–12 season with a career-high 35 goals in which he led the entire NHL in game-winners, with 12.
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  • 2010
    Age 28
    He would total 43 goals in his next two seasons with the team, coupled with four Stanley Cup playoff goals as Phoenix qualified for the playoffs in both 2010 and 2011, losing both times to the Detroit Red Wings.
    More Details Hide Details On 21 February 2012, Vrbata scored two goals in a 5–4 shootout victory over the Los Angeles Kings. His second goal gave him 30 on the season, a career high.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    Thus, on 21 July 2009, Vrbata was traded back to the Coyotes in exchange for David Hale and Todd Fedoruk for a second stint with the team.
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    After finishing the season in the Czech Republic, Vrbata advised the Lightning he intended to return to the NHL for the second year of his contract for the 2009–10 season.
    More Details Hide Details Having already filled Vrbata's spot on the team's roster, however, Tampa Bay had no interests in retaining Vrbata and his agent, Rich Evans, was subsequently given permission to orchestrate a trade with another NHL organization.
    Vrbata's stint with Boleslav, however, was cut short when he was sent on loan to Bílí Tygři Liberec on 29 January 2009.
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    On 2 January 2009, he joined his hometown team, BK Mladá Boleslav.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    After starting the 2008–09 season out of form and citing confidence issues, and the fact that his wife was having difficulty during pregnancy, Vrbata asked and was granted permission to return home to the Czech Republic on 8 December 2008.
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    On 1 July 2008, Vrbata, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    After two subpar seasons with Chicago, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes on 11 August 2007, for Kevyn Adams.
    More Details Hide Details During his first year in Phoenix, he set career highs in goals, assists and led the team in scoring.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    In March 2003, Vrbata was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Bates Battaglia, later being acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks on 30 December 2005, in exchange for future considerations.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 19
    He won the 2001 World Junior Championship and the 2005 IIHF World Championship with the Czech Republic.
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  • 1999
    Age 17
    Vrbata was drafted in the seventh round, 212th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
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    Vrbata was originally drafted in 1999 by the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he has also played, along with the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks during his NHL career.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on June 13, 1981.
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