Marek Malik

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.05
Weight: 
233
Born: 
06/24/1975
Age: 
34
Hometown: 
Ostrava, CZE
Acquired: 
Signed as a free agent October 14, 2008
Last Team: 
New York Rangers (NHL)
Projects As: 
Defensive defenseman
Depth Chart Weight: 
-1

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
1993
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Carolina Hurricanes
Round: 
3
Pick No.: 
72
Draft Team: 
Vitkovice HC (CZE)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
10/15/2008
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$1 200 000
Contract End Year: 
2009
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$1 200 000

Bio

Awards: 

2005-06

  • Olympic Bronze Medal (CZE)


2003-04

  • NHL - Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (shared with Martin St. Louis)

History: 

2005-06

  • 8/02/2005 - Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers


2002-03

  • 11/01/2002 - Vancouver Canucks traded Jan Hlavac and Harold Druken to the Carolina Hurricanes for Marek Malik and Darren Langdon


1996-97

  • 6/25/1997 - Rights transferred to the Carolina Hurricanes after the Hartford Whalers franchise relocated


1992-93

  • 6/26/1993 - Drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 3rd round (72nd overall)

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Has tremendous reach and uses it effectively to poke the puck away from on-rushing forwards. Is good at head-manning the puck in transition and plays with smarts in the defensive zone.

Weaknesses: 

Needs to use his body more effectively and lean more heavily on the opposition. Must play with more consistency in order to earn top-four minutes on a permanent basis.

Projection: 

Defensive defenseman

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