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Marián Gáborík

Born:February 14, 1982Draft:2000 Wild #3 Overall
Hometown:Trencin, SlovakiaPosition:Left Wing/Right Wing
Known For:Wild All-Time Leading ScorerShoots:Left
National Team:SlovakiaCurrent Status:Retired

Marián Gáborík (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmarijaːŋ ˈɡaːbɔriːk]; born 14 February 1982) is a Slovak retired professional ice hockey right winger. He began his playing career in the Slovak Extraliga with Dukla Trenčín for two seasons before being drafted third overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild, becoming the highest-drafted Slovak player in National Hockey League (NHL) history. He was the Wild’s first-ever draft pick and would score the team’s first-ever regular season goal.

Gáborík spent eight seasons with the Wild, becoming the team’s all-time leading goal scorer (still holds that record as of the end of the 2020–21 NHL season), before signing with the New York Rangers in 2009. He has also played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings, and Ottawa Senators in the NHL. Gáborík won the Stanley Cup with the Kings, defeating his former team, the Rangers, in the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals.

Internationally, Gáborík is a two-time Olympian with Slovakia and has won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships.

Marian Gaborik Minnesota Wild
Marian Gaborik, Minnesota Wild (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Achievements

  • Captain of the Wild (2007-2008)
  • World Cup Runner Up (2017)
  • 2x World Championship Top 3 Player on Team Slovakia (2007, 2015)
  • NHL Playoffs Most Goals (2014)
  • Stanley Cup Champion (Kings – 2014)
  • 2x NHL All-Star Game (2008, 2012)
  • NHL All-Star Game MVP (2012)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (2012)
  • Elitserien SM Silver Medal (2005)
  • Slovakia Most Shorthanded Goals (2005)
  • Slovakian Extraliga Champion (2004)
  • NHL YoungStars Roster (2002)
  • U18 WJC All-Star Team (1999)
  • U18 WJC Best Forward (1999)
  • U18 WJC Bronze Medal (1999)
  • U18 WJC Most Assists (1999)
  • U18 WJC Most Points (1999)
  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal (1999)

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