Josef Melichar

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.02
Weight: 
220
Born: 
01/20/1979
Age: 
30
Hometown: 
Ceske Budejovice, CZE
Acquired: 
Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in a trade on February 7, 2009
Last Team: 
Albany (AHL)
Projects As: 
Defensive defenseman
Depth Chart Weight: 
1

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2009
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Pittsburgh Penguins
Round: 
3
Pick No.: 
71
Draft Team: 
Ceske Budejovice HC (CZE)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/02/2008
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$1 000 000
Contract End Year: 
2009
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$1 000 000

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Plays a steady game behind the blueline and owns great size and mobility. Doesn't do anything flashy but is very reliable without the puck.

Weaknesses: 

Has very little offensive potential. Needs to better utilize his 6-2, 221-pound frame and prove his shoulder can hold up to the rigors of the NHL.

Projection: 

Defensive defenseman

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