Vladimír Mihálik

Vladimír Mihálik (born 29 January 1987 in Prešov, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays with HK Dukla Michalovce of the Slovak Extraliga.[1]

Vladimír Mihálik
Vladimír Mihálik 2012.jpg
Born (1987-01-29) 29 January 1987 (age 34)
Prešov, TCH
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight 240 lb (109 kg; 17 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Slovak team
Former teams
HK Dukla Michalovce
Red Deer Rebels
Prince George Cougars
Norfolk Admirals
Tampa Bay Lightning
HC Lev Poprad
Timrå IK
HC Slovan Bratislava
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 30th overall, 2005
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2007–present

Playing careerEdit

Mihálik was drafted in the first round, 30th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was the last Slovakian taken in the first round until Marko Dano eight years later. The 6'8", 246 lb Mihálik came to North America to play junior hockey in 2005, with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. For the 2006–07 season, he moved to the Prince George Cougars producing 26 points in 51 games before signing a three-year entry level contract with the Lightning on 6 April 2007.[2]

He started his pro career in the 2007–08 season with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League posting 16 points as a rookie. Mihálik was promoted to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the start of the 2008–09.

He was signed by Lev Poprad on 14 July 2011. After only scoring 4 points in 34 games, he signed with Timrå IK of the Swedish Elitserien (SEL) on 28 January 2012.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 PHK Prešov SVK U18 44 2 11 13 66
2004–05 PHK Prešov SVK U20 23 6 10 16 44
2004–05 PHK Prešov SVK.2 32 3 1 4 24 6 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Red Deer Rebels WHL 62 3 9 12 86
2006–07 Prince George Cougars WHL 53 7 19 26 91 15 1 2 3 17
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 68 1 15 16 68
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 0 3 3 6
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 61 2 13 15 58
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 75 2 16 18 67
2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 66 1 8 9 107 6 0 2 2 8
2011–12 HC Lev Poprad KHL 37 1 4 5 37
2011–12 Timrå IK SEL 13 0 3 3 14
2012–13 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 15 2 0 2 16 4 1 0 1 4
2013–14 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 38 2 3 5 20
2014–15 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 33 2 1 3 28
2015–16 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 49 1 3 4 53 4 0 0 0 4
2016–17 HC ’05 iClinic Banská Bystrica SVK 52 2 9 11 22 14 0 0 0 8
2017–18 HC ’05 iClinic Banská Bystrica SVK 47 4 9 13 20 16 0 1 1 20
2018–19 HC ’05 iClinic Banská Bystrica SVK 49 4 10 14 42 16 0 2 2 8
2019–20 HC ’05 iClinic Banská Bystrica SVK 53 3 10 13 18
NHL totals 15 0 3 3 8
KHL totals 172 8 11 19 154 8 1 0 1 8
SVK totals 201 13 38 51 102 46 0 3 3 36

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Slovakia WJC18 6th 6 0 0 0 10
2006 Slovakia WJC 8th 6 0 3 3 8
2007 Slovakia WJC 8th 6 1 0 1 4
2010 Slovakia WC 12th 6 1 0 1 4
2013 Slovakia WC 8th 8 0 1 1 4
2014 Slovakia WC 9th 2 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 18 1 3 4 22
Senior totals 16 1 1 2 18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prvými posilami Marek Bartánus a Vladimír Mihálik". hkduklamichalovce.sk (in Slovak).
  2. ^ "Lightning sign D Vladmir Mihalik". Tampa Bay Lightning. 6 April 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  3. ^ Sandström, Joachim (29 January 2012). "Vladimir Mihalik ansluter till truppen" (in Swedish). Timrå IK. Retrieved 30 January 2012.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by