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Vladimir Sobotka
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Born July 2, 1987 (1987-07-02) (age 29)
Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 106th overall, 2005
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2004–present

Vladimir Sobotka (born on July 2, 1987) is a Czech professional ice hockey center currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Vladimir was drafted 106th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins from HC Slavia Praha of the Czech Extraliga. On November 24, 2007, he He played in his first game against the New York Islanders.

Vladimir's first NHL goal was scored later that season, on February 13th against Ty Conklin of the Pittsburgh Penguins. On June 26, 2010, the Boston Bruins traded him to the St. Louis Blues for the rights to Boston University defenseman David Warsofsky.

On November 6, 2010, Vladimir registered his first goal for the Blues against his former club, the Boston Bruins, beating Tuukka Rask after a turnover in the Bruins' zone. That season he went on to score 29 points in 65 games.

On June 15, 2011, Vladimir was re-signed to a three-year contract with the Blues. On March 9, 2013, he scored his first ever NHL hat trick against the San Jose Sharks.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 HC Slavia Praha CZE 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 HC Slavia Praha CZE 18 0 1 1 8
2005–06 HC Slavia Praha CZE 33 1 9 10 28 11 2 3 5 10
2006–07 HC Slavia Praha CZE 33 7 6 13 38
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 18 10 10 20 37 6 0 4 4 0
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 48 1 6 7 24 6 2 0 2 0
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 44 20 24 44 83 14 2 11 13 43
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 25 1 4 5 10
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 6 4 6 10 4
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 61 4 6 10 30 13 0 2 2 15
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 65 7 22 29 69
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 73 5 15 20 42 9 1 1 2 15
2012–13 HC Slavia Praha CZE 27 10 15 25 22
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 8 11 19 35 6 0 3 3 0
NHL totals 320 26 64 90 210 34 3 6 9 30

International StatisticsEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
World U18 Championships
Bronze 2004 Minsk
Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Czech Republic WJC18 7 1 0 1 10
2005 Czech Republic WJC18 7 1 0 1 10
2006 Czech Republic WJC 6 2 2 4 33
2007 Czech Republic WJC 6 4 4 8 12
Junior int'l totals 26 8 6 14 65

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