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Marek Zidlicky
Marek Zidlicky
Defenseman
(MAIR-ehk zhihd-LIHTS-kee)
Number: 3
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 3, 1977
Birthplace: Most, Czech Republic
Acquired: Acquired from the New York Rangers (along with Rem Murray and Tomas Kloucek) for goaltender Mike Dunham on December 12, 2002.
Drafted: NYR / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (176th overall)
2006-07: Ranked second among Nashville d-men in assists (26)… Posted five multi-point games, including three three-point games… Notched his 100th NHL assist on Feb. 28 at San Jose… Skated in his 200th NHL game on Feb. 1 at Phoenix… Missed two games due to injury… Led Czech defensemen in scoring (1g-5a) at the 2007 World Championships and was voted as one of the Czech Republic’s top three players in the event by tournament coaches.  PLAYOFFS:  Appeared in all five of Nashville’s WCQ games vs. San Jose… Tied for third on the club with two assists… Tallied two assists in Game 2 (April 13).  

2005-06: Ranked second among club d-men and tied for 14th in the NHL in scoring by defensemen (12g-37a-49pts)… Established career-highs in power-play goals (10) and tied his career-high in penalty minutes (82)… Tied for third on the team in assists (37) and ranked third in average time on ice (20:03)… Notched his 100th career NHL point (assist) on March 21 at Detroit… Missed 15 games due to injury… Signed a four-year contract extension with Nashville on May 8, 2006… Captured a bronze medal with the Czech Republic at the 2006 Winter Games and led all defensemen in the tournament with four goals… PLAYOFFS: Registered one assist in two WCQ games vs. San Jose.

2004-05: Led HIFK (Finland) defensemen and ranked fourth in team scoring (11g-20a-31pts)… Captured a gold medal with the Czech Republic at the 2005 World Championships and was selected to the tournament All-Star Team… Tied for the tournament lead with a +8 rating.

2003-04: Represented the Czech Republic at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and tied for second among tournament defensemen in scoring (3g-1a-4pts).  Scored goals in three straight tilts (Sept. 1-7) for the Czechs, tying for the team lead in goals… Led Nashville defensemen in assists (39) and scoring (14g-39a-53pts)… Led the team in power-play scoring (9g-26a-35pts) and tied for the team lead in power-play goals and overtime points (1g-2a)… Ranked second on the team in points and assists and tied for second on the club with four game-winning goals… Appeared in all 82 games for the Predators in his first NHL season… Finished sixth in the NHL in power-play points… Ranked among league defensemen leaders in the following categories: ranked second in power-play points, tied for third in power-play goals, ranked fourth in assists, tied for fourth in points and tied for eighth in goals… Notched a team season-high six-game assist streak (1g-6a) from March 1-11… Set a franchise single-game record for points and assists when he posted the club’s first five-assist game on Feb. 18 vs. San Jose… Registered points (2g-5a) in his first six NHL games (Oct. 9-23), including his first NHL goal on Oct. 11 vs. Dallas and one assist in his NHL debut on Oct. 9 vs. Anaheim. PLAYOFFS: Suffered a concussion in Game 1 (April 7) of the Predators’ WCQ series against Detroit and missed the ensuing five games.

CAREER NOTES: Led defensemen and tied for fifth overall in the Finnish Elite League in scoring with 47 points (10g-37a) in 2002-03… Led HIFK Helsinki in assists, tied for the team lead in scoring and finished second on the team with 79 penalty minutes in 2002-03… Tied for second among Finnish league defensemen in scoring (11g-29a-40pts) and led HIFK Helsinki in scoring and assists in 2001-02… Played in all 56 games for HIFK Helsinki in 2001-02… Led Finnish league defensemen in scoring in 2000-01 (12g-25a-37pts)… Led HIFK Helsinki and ranked fourth in the league with 146 penalty minutes in 2000-01… Tied for second on his team with 37 points and ranked third with 25 assists in 2000-01… Joined Finland’s HIFK Helsinki in 1999-2000 after spending his previous five seasons in the Czech Republic Extraleague… Led HC Kladno in penalty minutes (94) and led team defensemen in scoring (10g-12a-22pts) in 1998-99.

AMATEUR: Represented the Czech Republic at both the 1995 and 1996 World Junior Championships.

BACKGROUND: Enjoys playing tennis in his spare time… Nickname “Z”… Wife - Karina; son - Adam.

TRANSACTIONS: Dec. 12, 2002 – Acquired by Nashville with Tomas Kloucek and Rem Murray from the New York Rangers for Mike Dunham… June 24, 2001 – The New York Rangers’ sixth choice, 176th overall (sixth round), in the 2001 Entry Draft.
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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61