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Boris Valábik
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Born February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14) (age 34)
Nitra, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ELH team
Former teams
HC Kometa Brno
NHL:
Atlanta Thrashers
New York Islanders
National team Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
NHL Draft 10th overall, 2004
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2006–present

Boris Valábik (born February 14, 1986) is a Slovak ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays for HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga (EHL). He has also played for the Atlanta Thrashers and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Career

Before playing in the NHL, Valábik played 3 seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Valábik was drafted with the 10th overall pick by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played 2 seasons with the Thrashers' AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves and was able to win the Calder Cup with them in 2007 before he was called up to the main roster in November 2008. He would play 80 games with the thrashers before he was traded along with Rich Peverley to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart.

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