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July3,2014(ISN) – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal.

Vrbata, 33, recorded 51 points (20-31-51) in 80 games with the Coyotes in the 2013.14 NHL season. In 792 career games he has scored 215 goals and 249 assists (215-249-464) with 230 penalty minutes. Vrbata established career highs during the 2011.12 season when he scored 35 goals and tallied 62 points (35-27-62) with the Coyotes. He has also played 36 playoff games recording 14 points (6-8-14) and 12 penalty minutes. Vrbata has played for five teams over the course of his career: Colorado, Carolina, Chicago, Tampa Bay and Phoenix.

Internationally Vrbata has represented his native Czech Republic at four World Championships (2013, 2008, 2005 [gold], 2003) and at the 2001 World Junior Championships in Moscow where he helped his team win gold.

The 6’1”, 194-pound native of Mlada Boleslav, Czechoslovakia was originally selected by Colorado in the seventh round, 212thoverall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

 

RADIM VRBATA’S CAREER STATISTICS

                                            — Regular Season —  —- Playoffs —-

Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM

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1998-99  Hull Olympiques             QMJHL  54   22   38   60   16  23   6  13  19   6

1999-00  Hull Olympiques             QMJHL  58   29   45   74   26  15   3   9  12   8

2000-01  Shawinigan Cataractes       QMJHL  55   56   64  120   67  10   4   7  11   4

2000-01  Hershey Bears               AHL    —   —   —   —   —   1   0   1   1   2

2001-02  Hershey Bears               AHL    20    8   14   22    8  —  —  —  —  —

2001-02  Colorado Avalanche          NHL    52   18   12   30   14   9   0   0   0   0

2002-03  Colorado Avalanche          NHL    66   11   19   30   16  —  —  —  —  —

2002-03  Carolina Hurricanes         NHL    10    5    0    5    2  —  —  —  —  —

2003-04  Carolina Hurricanes         NHL    80   12   13   25   24  —  —  —  —  —

2004-05  Liberec Bili Tygri HC       Czech  45   18   21   39   91  12   3   2   5   0

2005-06  Carolina Hurricanes         NHL    16    2    3    5    6  —  —  —  —  —

2005-06  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    45   13   21   34   16  —  —  —  —  —

2006-07  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    77   14   27   41   26  —  —  —  —  —

2007-08  Phoenix Coyotes             NHL    76   27   29   56   14  —  —  —  —  —

2008-09  Tampa Bay Lightning         NHL    18    3    3    6    8  —  —  —  —  —

2008-09  Mlada Boleslav BK           Czech  11    5    3    8   18  —  —  —  —  —

2008-09  Liberec Bili Tygri HC       Czech   7    7    2    9    2   3   0   1   1   2

2009-10  Phoenix Coyotes             NHL    82   24   19   43   24   7   2   2   4   4

2010-11  Phoenix Coyotes             NHL    79   19   29   48   20   4   2   3   5   0

2011-12  Phoenix Coyotes             NHL    77   35   27   62   24  16   2   3   5   8

2012-13  Phoenix Coyotes             NHL    34   12   16   28   14  —  —  —  —  —

2013-14  Phoenix Coyotes             NHL    80   20   31   51   22  —  —  —  —  —

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         NHL Totals                        792  215  249  464  230  36   6   8  14  12

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