Vladimir Mihalik (D)
Draft: 2005, Tampa Bay, Round 1 (30th overall)
Acquired: Signed a one-year contract with the Lightning on July 29, 2010
Represented Slovakia at the 2010 IIHF World Championships â€¦ Set career highs in 2009-10 in games played, assists and points while tying his career high in goals â€¦ Ranked third among Norfolk defensemen in scoring â€¦ Recalled by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 03/27/10 and returned to Norfolk (AHL) on 04/03/10, appeared in four games with the Lightning and registered two penalty minutes â€¦ Netted the third-period game-winning goal for #1 star honors on 02/24/10 at Binghamton â€¦ Netted his first goal of the season and was +3 for #3 star honors on 02/13/10 vs. Lowell â€¦ Recorded a pair of assists to tie his career high in points on 11/07/09 at Syracuse.
2008-09: Recalled three times by Tampa Bay (NHL) from Norfolk (AHL) in 2008-09 â€¦ Missed six games with an upper-body injury from 02/14 â€“ 02/21/09 â€¦ Notched his first career NHL point with an assist on 01/04/09 with Tampa Bay at Atlanta â€¦ Netted his first pro/AHL/Admirals career power play goal on 12/19/08 vs. Albany â€¦ Made his NHL debut on 10/04/08 with Tampa Bay vs. the New York Rangers in the Bridgestone NHL Premiere in Prague, Czech Republic. 2007-08: Led Norfolk in plus/minus with a +9 rating in 2007-08 â€¦ Had a +3 rating in back-to-back games â€“ 02/23/08 at Manchester and 02/24/08 at Portland â€¦ Missed 12 games with a lower-body injury sustained 11/30/07 at Albany, returned 12/31/07 â€¦ Had his first pro/AHL/Admirals multi-point game with two assists on 11/23/07 vs. Springfield â€¦ Scored his first pro/AHL/Admirals goal/point on 10/19/07 vs. Binghamton (Brian Elliott) â€¦ Made his pro/AHL/Admirals debut on 10/05/07 at Philadelphia. Junior Career: Represented Slovakia at the 2007 World Junior Championships and scored one goal in six games â€¦ Signed three-year, entry-level contract with the Lightning on April 6, 2007 â€¦ Registered three assists in six games at the 2006 WJC â€¦ Skated in six games at the 2005 World Junior Championships.