22. Marek Zidlicky

Unable to come to terms with the team that drafted him with the last pick of the Seventh Round of the 2001 Draft, Marek Zidlicky was one of three players that arrived in Nashville from the New York Rangers in exchange for Goalie Mike Dunham.  Zidlicky proved to be the steal of the transaction.

The Czechoslovakian Defenseman had his best season as an NHL rookie, but he was already 26 and hardly inexperienced.  Zidlicky had 53 Points, which would be his career-high, and he followed that with two more seasons as a Predator, where he cracked 40 Points.  

After 2007-08, Zidlicky was traded to Minnesota.  With the Predators, Zidlicky scored 175 Points in 307 Games.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Rangers with Tomas Kloucek and Rem Murray for Mike Dunham 12/12/02.
  • Departed:

    Traded from the Minnesota Wild for Ryan Jones and a 2009 2nd Round Pick (which would be Charles -Olivier Roussel 7/1/08.

  • Games Played: 307
  • Notable Statistics:

    35 Goals
    140 Assists 
    175 Points 
    299 PIM 
    .57 PPG 
    -5 Plus/Minus 
    27.5 Point Shares 
    6 Points in 14 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards: None.

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