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Zbynek Michalek

31-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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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 12/23/1982   BORN: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Zbynek Michalek Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $20-million deal with the Penguins in July of 2010.

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Michalek is out for Saturday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic 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 9 0 1 1 -3 2 15 0.0 0 0 20:11 0 0 0 0:01 12 16
2014-15 Proj 31 NHL ARI 73 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Zbynek Michalek

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#3 Right Defenseman
  1. Connor Murphy
  2. Michael Stone
  3. Zbynek Michalek
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Time On Ice Stats

20:11

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Zbynek Michalek was on the ice for 20:11.

0:01

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Zbynek Michalek was on the ice for 0:01 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:18 0:11
2013-14 20:59 0:03
2014-15 20:11 0:01

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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
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 tallied his second goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Jets.

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Michalek, who did not take part in the Coyotes' pregame skate, did play Saturday against Calgary, skating 17:34 and going plus-1 with two blocked shots.

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Michalek (undisclosed) did not take part in the morning skate, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic and is unlikely to play Saturday against Calgary. He was hurt blocking a shot Thursday against Boston.

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Michalek's goal Saturday gives him a point in each of his last two games.

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Michalek made his return to the Coyotes' blue line Thursday, playing 16:02 in a win over Vancouver.

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Michalek (lower body) will return from IR to play Thursday against the Canucks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Michalek (lower body) is making progress on rehabbing his injury, but no timetable has been setfor his return to game action.

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Michalek (lower body) traveled with the team for their game in Winnipeg on Monday and was on the ice for morning skate, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Michalek (lower body) is out for Saturday's game against the Flyers.

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Michalek (lower body) does not have a timetable for a return, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Michalek (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

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Michalek is considered out indefinitely with his latest lower-body injury, suffered Tuesday against the Canadiens.

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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.