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PENGUINS RE-SIGN DEFENSEMAN JOSEF MELICHAR

Monday, 08.15.2005 / 12:00 AM / Pittsburgh Penguins
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PENGUINS RE-SIGN DEFENSEMAN JOSEF MELICHAR

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Josef Melichar, it was announced today by Penguins General Manager Craig Patrick.  In accordance with club policy, terms of the multi-year contract were not released.

Melichar, 26, has appeared in 168 National Hockey League games – all for Pittsburgh – in his career, recording 13 points (3+10) and 153 penalty minutes.  He was one of only four players to appear in all 82 games with the Penguins during the 2003-04 season, posting a career high eight points (3+5) and 62 penalty minutes.  Melichar played in his 100th NHL game on November 12, 2003 against the New York Rangers.  He also tallied his first NHL goal during the 2003-04 season, beating John Grahame of the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 27.   

The 6-2, 220 pound Melichar played in 13 games during the 2004-05 season with HC Sparta Praha in the Czech League, recording four assists and eight penalty minutes. 

Melichar, a native of Ceske-Budejovice, Czech Republic, was drafted by the Penguins in the third round (71st overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. 

JOSEF MELICHAR’S CAREER NUMBERS

SEASON

TEAM

LEAGUE

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

1995-96

C. Budejovice Jr.

Czech-Jr.

38

3

4

7

--

1996-97

C. Budejovice Jr.

Czech-Jr.

41

2

3

5

10

1997-98

Tri-City

WHL

67

9

24

33

154

1998-99

Tri-City

WHL

65

8

28

36

125

1999-00

Wilkes-Barre

AHL

80

3

9

12

126

2000-01

PITTSBURGH

NHL

18

0

2

2

21

 

Wilkes-Barre

AHL

46

2

5

7

69

2001-02

PITTSBURGH

NHL

60

0

3

3

68

2002-03

PITTSBURGH

NHL

8

0

0

0

2

2003-04

PITTSBURGH

NHL

82

3

5

8

62

2004-05

HC Sparta Praha

Czech

13

0

4

4

8

 
NHL TOTALS

168

3

10

13

153



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