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Vladimir Orszagh
Vladimir Orszagh
Right Wing
(VLAD-ih-meer OHR-sahg)
Number: 33
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: May 24, 1977
Birthplace: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Acquired: Claimed off waivers from Phoenix on Dec. 30, 2005
Drafted: NYI / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (106th overall)
2005-06: Claimed on waivers from Phoenix on Dec. 30, 2005 Appeared in 16 games for the Blues, collecting nine points (4g, 5a) Made his Blues debut on Jan. 15 at Carolina Collected his first goal as a Blue on Jan. 23 vs. Vancouver Posted a career high five game point streak from Jan. 30-Feb. 8 collecting seven points (3g, 4a) Played in 19 games for Lulea HF of the Swedish Elite League, notching 13 points (8g, 5a) along with 42 penalty minutes Missed the final 24 games due to a knee injury.

CAREER: 2004-05: Played in 37 games for HKm Zvolen of the Slovak League registering 30 points (16, 14a) along with 50 penalty minutes Tied for first on the team with 16 goals Helped his team reach the Slovak League finals and lost to Bratislava.
2003-04: Skated in all four of Slovakia's games in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey Posted career-highs in points (37) and penalty minutes (74) and appeared in a career-high 82 games Tied his career-high in goals (16) and notched 15-or-more goals for the third consecutive season Also matched career-highs in assists (21) and game-winning goals (3) The Predators posted a 12-1-1-0 record in games in which he scored Recorded six two-point games and one four-point game Notched his 100th NHL point with a goal on Feb. 13 vs. Washington Posted his first NHL hat trick and first four-point game (3g-1a) on Nov. 28 vs. Buffalo Skated in his 200th NHL game on Oct. 30 vs. Detroit Notched his first career shorthanded goal on Oct. 16 vs. St. Louis Re-signed with Nashville on Aug. 9 Helped Slovakia advance to the bronze-medal game in the 2004 World Championships in Finland. PLAYOFFS: Tied for the team lead with two playoff goals and scored his first NHL playoff goal in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Detroit (April 10) Appeared in all six of Nashville's post-season games. 2002-03: Established career-highs in goals (16), average ice time (17:34) and shots (152) and matched his career-high in game-winning goals (3) Missed four games due to injury Earned a bronze medal with Slovakia at the 2003 World Championships in Finland. 2001-02: Posted a career-high in assists (21) Notched 36 points (15g-21a) in 79 games after posting five points (2g-3a) in 34 previous NHL games Led the team with three overtime assists His first goal as a Predator was the game-winner vs. Calgary on Oct. 11 Missed two games due to injury Won a gold medal with Slovakia at the 2002 World Championships in Sweden.
2000-01: Led the Swedish Elite League in power play goals (10) and was second in goals (23) while leading Djurgardens to the League. 1999-2000: Split the season with the New York Islanders and Lowell of the AHL. 1998-99: Split the season with the New York Islanders and Lowell of the AHL Recorded his first NHL goal on April 12 at New Jersey. 1997-98: Split the season with the New York Islanders and Utah Grizzlies of the IHL Made his NHL debut on Nov. 22 at Buffalo.

INTERNATIONA: Led Slovakia in scoring (2g-5a) at the 2001 World Championships in Germany Played for Slovakia at the 1995 and 1996 World Junior Championships.

BACKGROUND: Spends the off-season in Slovakia Lists Elan (Slovakia) as his favorite band and steak and Italian as his favorite foods.

TRANSACTIONS: Dec. 30, 2005 - Claimed on waivers by St. Louis. June 1, 2001 - Signed as a free agent by Nashville. July 8, 1995 - The New York Islanders' fourth choice, 106th overall (fifth round), in the 1995 Entry Draft.



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