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Josef Melichar (D)

Norfolk Admirals

Name: Josef Melichar
Number: 16
Position: D
Shoots: L
Height: 6-2
Weight: 222
Birthdate: 1979-01-20
Birth place: Ceske Budejovice, Czech R

Biography

Draft: 1997, Pittsburgh, Round 3 (71st overall)
Acquired: By the Tampa Bay Lightning with Wade Brookbank and a 2009 fourth-round pick from the Carolina Hurricanes for Jussi Jokinen on February 7, 2009

2008-09 NOTES:
Recalled by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 03/18/09 and finished the season with the Lightning… Made his Tampa Bay (NHL) debut 02/12/09 vs. Toronto and recorded an assist… Recalled by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 02/10/09 and returned to Norfolk on 03/16/09 (Appeared in 15 games with the Lightning and recorded four assists and 12 penalty minutes)… Made his Norfolk debut on 02/08/09 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Scored his first goal of the season, added one assist and had a fighting major for the Gordie Howe Hat Trick on 01/14/09 with Albany at Hershey… Tallied his first Albany point and his first AHL point in eight years with an assist 12/28/08 at Hershey… Made his Albany debut vs. Norfolk 12/05/08 – his first AHL game since the 2001 Calder Cup Finals… Assigned to Albany (AHL) by Carolina (NHL) on 12/05/08… Made his Carolina (NHL) debut on 10/23/08 at Pittsburgh (his former team)… Signed a one-year contract with Carolina (NHL) as a free agent on 07/02/08.

CAREER NOTES 2007-08: Reached the 2008 Elitserien finals with Linköping HC of the Swedish Elite League… Spent the majority of 2007-08 with Linköping HC (SEL), ranking third with 74 PIM… Also played six games in 2007-08 with HC České Budějovice of the Czech League. 2004-05: Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (Czech) on 09/17/04. 2002-03: Scored his first NHL goal on 01/27/03 with Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay (John Grahame)… Missed majority of 2002-03 recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in a game vs. Boston 10/13/02. 2000-01: Advanced to the 2001 Calder Cup Finals with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. 1999-2000: Only member of the 1999-2000 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to appear in all 80 games.

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Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PIM SOG SOA SOGW SO
2008-09 Regular Season Norfolk Admirals 1 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.000
2008-09 Regular Season Albany River Rats 25 1 4 5 7 17 35 0 0 0 0.000