Pavel Kubina (born April 15, 1977) is a Czech former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Philadelphia Flyers.
Kubina with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008.
April 15, 1977|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|National team||Czech Republic|
179th overall, 1996|
Tampa Bay Lightning
Kubina began his professional career with HC Vítkovice of the Czech Extraliga. He played there for four seasons, during which he was drafted in the seventh round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Later in 1996, Kubina moved to Canada to join the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (WHL), with which he scored 44 points in 61 games during the 1996–97 season. He made his NHL debut in the 1997–98 season, although he spent most of the year playing for the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Kubina spent most of the next season in the NHL, scoring 21 points, while playing occasionally in the International Hockey League (IHL) for the Cleveland Lumberjacks. By the 1999–2000 season, Kubina had cemented his position in the Lightning's lineup, scoring 26 points during the season.
Kubina scored 30 and 34 points in the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons respectively. In the 2003–04 season, he was named to the NHL All-Star Game and won the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay over the Calgary Flames in the Finals.
On July 1, 2006, Kubina signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was suspended by the NHL for the first game of the 2006–07 season for cross-checking the Detroit Red Wings' Jiří Hudler in a pre-season game.
On July 2, 2010, Kubina returned to the Tampa Bay Lightning, signing a two-year contract valued at $7.7 million worth approximately $3.85 million annually. On March 9, 2011, Kubina was suspended three games for an elbow on Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland.
On February 18, 2012, Kubina was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Jon Kalinski, a second-round pick in either the 2012 or 2013 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He finished the 2011–12 season with 4 points in 17 games with the Flyers.
On December 20, 2013, Kubina announced his retirement from professional hockey.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1993–94||HC Vítkovice||CZE Jr||35||4||3||7||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||HC Vítkovice||CZE Jr||20||6||10||16||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||HC Vítkovice||CZE Jr||16||5||10||15||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||61||12||32||44||116||11||2||5||7||27|
|1997–98||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||55||4||8||12||86||1||1||0||1||14|
|1997–98||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||10||1||2||3||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||68||9||12||21||80||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||69||8||18||26||93||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||70||11||19||30||103||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||11||23||34||106||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||75||3||19||22||78||11||0||0||0||12|
|2003–04||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||81||17||18||35||85||22||0||4||4||50|
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||76||5||33||38||96||5||1||1||2||26|
|2006–07||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||61||7||14||21||48||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||72||11||29||40||116||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||82||14||26||40||94||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||79||4||19||23||62||8||2||1||3||10|
|2011–12||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||52||3||8||11||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing Czech Republic|
Pavel Kubina after retiring from Professional Hockey started his own business. He has always had a passion for cars and opened up Private Allstar Cars in 2014. Private Allstar Cars is a car dealership that specializes in luxury, sports, classic and exotic cars. Private Allstar Cars is Located in St. Petersburg,Fl not far from where he spent most of his career with the Tampa Bay Lightning.