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Zbynek Michalek

32-Year-Old Defenseman – Arizona Coyotes

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Michalek remains one of the Coyotes' top defenders, but is not very relevant for fantasy players because he brings almost no offense to the ice. He remains an excellent shot blocker -- he stopped 165 shots in just 59 games -- so if you can use that he is worthy of considerat...

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Signed a two-year, $6.4 million contract with the Coyotes in July 2015.

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Michalek signed a two-year, $6.4 million contract with the Coyotes on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Zbynek Michalek NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 22 82 9 15 24 4 62 105 8.6 2 0 5 0 5
2006-07 23 82 4 24 28 -20 34 144 2.8 0 0 3 0 3
2007-08 24 75 4 13 17 9 34 92 4.3 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 25 82 6 21 27 -13 28 106 5.7 0 0 22:43 0 1 1 0:40 69 271
2009-10 26 72 3 14 17 5 30 104 2.9 1 0 22:39 2 4 6 1:27 80 156
2010-11 27 NHL PIT 73 5 14 19 0 30 104 4.8 2 0 21:50 1 3 4 1:43 56 149
2011-12 28 NHL PIT 62 2 11 13 0 24 77 2.6 0 0 21:39 0 1 1 0:15 47 144
2012-13 29 NHL PHO 34 0 2 2 4 14 42 0.0 0 0 21:18 0 0 0 0:11 42 87
2013-14 30 NHL PHO 59 2 8 10 6 24 78 2.6 1 0 20:59 0 0 0 0:03 55 165
2014-15 31 NHL ARI 53 2 6 8 -6 12 67 3.0 0 0 21:05 0 0 0 0:02 73 130
2014-15 31 NHL STL 15 2 2 4 3 6 19 10.5 0 0 19:37 0 0 0 0:05 12 30
2014-15 Proj 31 NHL ARI 73 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Zbynek Michalek

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Zbynek Michalek – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

19:37

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Zbynek Michalek was on the ice for 19:37.

0:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Zbynek Michalek was on the ice for 0:05 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 20:59 0:03
2014-15 21:05 0:02
2014-15 19:37 0:05

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Zbynek Michalek 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 11 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 19:46 0:00
Apr 9 at VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 17:43 0:00
Apr 7 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:44 0:00
Apr 4 SJ Did Not Play
Apr 3 at SJ 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 21:05 0:00
Mar 30 BUF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 16:31 0:00
Mar 28 at PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:39 0:00
Mar 26 at BUF Did Not Play
Mar 24 at DET 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:35 0:00
Mar 22 VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 19:16 0:24
Mar 21 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:28 0:00
Mar 19 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 21:50 0:31
Mar 16 at LA Did Not Play
Mar 14 NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:14 0:00
Mar 12 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 9 NSH Did Not Play
Mar 7 MON Did Not Play
Mar 5 VAN Did Not Play
Mar 3 ANH Did Not Play
Feb 28 at BOS Did Not Play
Feb 26 at NYR Did Not Play
Feb 24 at NYI Did Not Play
Feb 23 at NJ Did Not Play
Feb 21 TB Did Not Play
Feb 16 at COL Did Not Play
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Feb 14 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 17:53 0:00
Feb 13 SJ 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 4 23:00 0:00
Feb 10 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 20:04 0:00
Feb 9 at CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:14 0:00
Feb 7 DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:09 0:00
Feb 5 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 5 25:19 0:00
Feb 3 at CLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 20:26 0:00
Feb 1 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 22:00 0:00
Jan 31 at OTT 1 0 1 -2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 20:50 0:00
Jan 29 at TOR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 22:01 0:00
Jan 27 at PHI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 3 23:16 0:00
Jan 20 at CHI Did Not Play
Jan 18 at WPG Did Not Play
Jan 17 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:30 0:00
Jan 15 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:43 0:00
Jan 13 SJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 18:01 0:00
Jan 10 OTT Did Not Play
Jan 8 WPG Did Not Play
Jan 6 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 4 21:50 0:00
Jan 3 CLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:19 0:08
Dec 31 at DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:06 0:02
Dec 29 PHI 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 21:40 0:00
Dec 27 ANH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 15:40 0:00
Dec 23 at EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 19:57 0:00
Dec 22 at VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 26:17 0:12
Dec 20 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 19:02 0:00
Dec 16 EDM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 4 3 27:19 0:19
Dec 13 MIN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 4 25:13 0:00
Dec 11 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 7 22:19 0:00
Dec 6 BOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:57 0:00
Dec 4 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 21:16 0:00
Dec 2 at CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:18 0:55
Dec 1 at EDM 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 5 24:32 0:00
Nov 29 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:20 0:00
Nov 25 COL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 3 23:31 0:00
Nov 23 at ANH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 15:58 0:00
Nov 22 at SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 23:54 0:00
Nov 20 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:59 0:00
Nov 18 WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:47 0:00
Nov 16 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 22:45 0:00
Nov 14 at VAN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:18 0:00
Nov 13 at CGY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 21:24 0:00
Nov 11 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 19:04 0:02
Nov 8 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 17:23 0:00
Nov 7 at ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 5 27:04 0:04
Nov 4 TOR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 22:53 0:00
Nov 2 at WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:32 0:00
Nov 1 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:53 0:00
Oct 30 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 21:44 0:00
Oct 28 at TB 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:59 0:00
Oct 25 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:29 0:00
Oct 23 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 18:35 0:00
Oct 21 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:54 0:00
Oct 18 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 17:50 0:00
Oct 15 EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 22:28 0:00
Oct 11 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 4 22:01 0:06
Oct 9 WPG 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 19:40 0:00

Zbynek Michalek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Michalek scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over Dallas.

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Michalek scored the team's lone goal in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.

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Michalek picked up an assist on the winning goal Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh. He had two PIM, recorded a shot and a blocked shot in the contest.

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Michalek (concussion) will play Saturday against the Wild, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Michalek (concussion) isn't expected to play in either of the Blues' games over the weekend, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Coach Ken Hitchcock said Thursday that Michalek (concussion) will make his Blues debut as soon as the defenseman says he's ready to go, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Michalek (concussion) is starting to close in on a return to the lineup, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Michalek (concussion) skated on his own after Friday's practice, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Michalek (concussion) exercised the last three days and was scheduled to skate with the Coyotes on Monday before being traded to the Blues, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Michalek (concussion) was acquired by the Blues on Monday along with a conditional 2015 third-round draft pick in exchange for prospect Maxim Letunov, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Michalek (upper body) won't play Thursday against the Rangers Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona reports. "He's still not feeling right," coach Dave Tippett said Wednesday. "We'll just wait and see where it goes."

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Coach Dave Tippett indicated that Michalek (upper body) is not traveling with the team, but could join the Coyotes later in the week.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Michalek is better on the ice than in the fantasy arena unless you need a shot blocker. He has never been known to light the lamp or even really set up others to do the same. But you can pretty much count on a blocked shot a game. Unfortunately, that means he only provides value in those leagues that use more complicated scoring systems.

2012-13

Acquired by the Coyotes during the 2012 draft, Michalek will return to the desert where he was a longtime fan favorite. Michalek's presence will boost an already-stacked blue line and affords the Coyotes the chance to entertain offers for Keith Yandle. Michalek's not known for his scoring, but he did chip in 19 points during his last stint in the desert and will get the Desert Dogs a needed stay-at-home blueliner, especially with the departure of Michal Rozsival.

2011-12

Michalek led Pittsburgh in blocked shots with 149 (in 73 games) and that's where most of his fantasy value lies. After missing the first month or so with a shoulder injury, the former Coyotes defenseman made the transition to Pens' coach Dan Bylsma's system and improved as the season progressed. Pittsburgh was so desperate at the point late in the season that Michalek got his chance. He's scored between 17 and 28 points in each of his six NHL campaigns, and figures to fall within that range once again in 2011-12.

2010-11

Michalek finished 15th in the NHL with 156 blocked shots in 72 games. At 27 and in his fourth season, Michalek could improve upon his career high of 27 points. The Penguins didnít give him $20 million for his offense, however, and it would be unwise to project him at anything more than 30-35 points. The team will look toward Michalek to help stabilize a defense that failed to hold all too many leads in 2009-10. Heíll likely put up a decent plus-minus rating, but his other numbers suggest that fantasy teams might not want to reach for him just because heís wearing a Penguins sweater.

2009-10

Michalek was arguably Phoenix's best defender last season. He played in every game for the Coyotes, and considering Phoenix's woeful defensive numbers as a team, Michalek's minus-13 is not that bad, relatively speaking. At 26, and surrounded by aging blue-liners like Ed Jovanovski and Adrian Aucoin, 26-year old Michalek could make a big step up this season.

2008-09

In 2007-2008, Michalek was one of the most consistent defensemen on the blue line. He went a plus-9 and led his team in that statistic. As a defensive option, Michalek could be a solid choice deep in the lineup. However, he will need to develop chemistry with another defensive partner as Keith Ballard was traded from Phoenix to Florida.

2007-08

In 2006-2007, Zbynek Michalek was one of two Phoenix Coyotes players to play in all 82 games. He led the Coyotes in assists with 24, shots on goal with 144, and time on ice with 23:39. His plus/minus rating is not spectacular with a minus 20 where the season before he was a plus four. In 2007-2008, Michalek will improve defensively and if he does, he will show that he can be a solid offensive minded defensemen in the NHL.

2006-07

A defense first defenseman, Michalek also manages to get enough points to be a fantasy candidate in deeper leagues. If your league awards points for blocked shots, this is your man.