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Encyclopedia > Marian Gaborik
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
ft 1 in (1.85 m)
183 lb (83 kg)
NHL Team Minnesota Wild
Nationality  Slovakia
Born February 14, 1982,
Trenčín, CS
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2000
Minnesota Wild
Pro Career 1997 – present

Marián Gáborík born February 14, 1982 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey player. He plays right wing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... Adult height generally varies little between people compared to other anthropometric measures. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with body weight. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia_(bordered). ... A childs first birthday party For other uses of the term, see Birthday (disambiguation). ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trenčín (Hungarian: Trencsén, German: Trentschin, Latin: Laugaricio) is a town in western Slovakia (close to the Czech border) at the Váh river. ... Warning: Value not specified for common_name Motto: Czech: Pravda vítÄ›zí (Truth prevails; 1918-1989) Latin: Veritas Vincit (Truth prevails; 1989-1992) Anthem: Kde domov můj and Nad Tatrou sa blýska Capital Prague Language(s) Czech, Slovak Government Republic President  - 1918-1935 Tomáš Masaryk  - 1989-1992 V... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // History The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Canadian Airlines Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trenčín (Hungarian: Trencsén, German: Trentschin, Latin: Laugaricio) is a town in western Slovakia (close to the Czech border) at the Váh river. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... NHL redirects here. ...

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Playing career

Gaborik was drafted by the Wild in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, First Round, Third Overall after Rick DiPietro and Dany Heatley. He showed promise during his rookie season, collecting 18 goals for the expansion Wild. Gaborik took the next step forward in the 2001-2002 season as he notched his first 30 goal season and had a career high 67 points. Marián again would score 30 goals the following year, but more importantly helped lead the Wild to its first ever playoff experience, capping off the season with a trip to the Western Conference Finals. Unfortunately, injuries have riddled the last two seasons for Gaborik, as he was forced to miss 34 games between the 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 seasons. However, Gaborik still managed to score 38 goals in 2005-2006 and produced his 8th career hat trick, and has turned the trick against a team from all six divisions. Marián is an immense talent, widely regarded as one of the most explosive and electrifying players in hockey and also exemplified by his selection to the Slovakian Olympic team and his offensive production on a defensive minded team. Yet, he still receives criticism for his inconsistency and inability to remain in the lineup. Gaborik recently signed 3-year 19 million dollar contract extension with the Wild. The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Canadian Airlines Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... Rick DiPietro (September 19, 1981 in Lewiston, Maine) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the NHLs New York Islanders. ... Daniel Dany Heatley (born January 21, 1981, in Freiburg, Germany) is a Canadian professional hockey player. ...


Gaborik has never played a full 82-game NHL season as he has suffered recurring groin injury. On October 20th, 2006, Marian suffered a groin strain against the Anaheim Ducks, he isn't expected back until mid-December at the earliest. He returned to the lineup January 6th, 2007 against the Colorado Avalanche, two and a half month after the injury, and after missing 34 games, which means he is only eligible to play 48 at max. The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado. ...


Awards

  • NHL Player of the Week for October 21-27, 2002
  • Played in the 2003 NHL All-Star game

The 53rd National Hockey League All-Star Game was held during the 2002-03 NHL season, and took place at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida, the home of the Florida Panthers, on February 2, 2003. ...

Records

  • Scored first goal in history of the Minnesota Wild franchise on October 6, 2000
  • First player to record a hat-trick in the history of the club on November 13, 2001
  • Won the fastest skater competition at the 2003 All-Star Game, lapping the rink in 13.713 seconds

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Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GP G A Pts PIM
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL 71 18 18 36 32 -6 6 0 3 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 30 37 67 34 0 10 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Minnesota Wild NHL 81 30 35 65 46 +12 5 1 8 18 9 8 17 6
2003-04 HC Dukla Trenčín SVK 9 10 3 13 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL 65 18 22 40 16 +10 3 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 HC Dukla Trenčín SVK 29 25 27 52 46 -- -- -- -- 12 8 9 17 26
2004-05 Färjestads BK SEL 12 6 4 10 45 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Minnesota Wild NHL 65 38 28 66 64 +6 10 2 7 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 360 134 140 274 196 +22 34 3 26 18 8 9 17 6

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International play

Slovakia Hockey Logo The Slovak national (mens) ice hockey team is one of the major ice hockey national teams in the world. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... The 2004 World Cup of Hockey is the second World Cup of Hockey (WCH), an international ice hockey tournament. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Slovakia Hockey Logo The Slovak national (mens) ice hockey team is one of the major ice hockey national teams in the world. ...

References

  • Marian Gaborik at NHL official page
  • Marian Gaborik at NHLPA

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Player of the Month - February 2005 - Marian Gaborik (1027 words)
But Gaborik does more than just be the ice to show his love for the city.
Despite having always been touted as a very talented player, Gaborik, in his early days, was in the stands to watch the locals hero take on other teams in the Czechoslovakian league.
"Marian just has a certain flair about him, and when you combine that with his overall talent, you've got a special kind of player, an elite player," he says on Minnesotascore.com The forward quickly made a name for himself in the NHL as well, but prefers the European approach of the game.
Marian Gaborik : Rotoworld.com - Marian Gaborik Biography from Rotoworld.com (897 words)
Marian Gaborik is looking forward to playing a full schedule this season after 34 games last season with groin problems.
Gaborik changed his training routine this past off-season and is confident that his abdominal muscles are strong and that he will have no problems with his groin that has plagued him throughout his NHL career.
Gaborik has had a lot of porblems with groin injuries early in the season and the Wild hope that with Gaborik in Minnesota and a new training program, any problems can be seen quickly.
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