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Michal Birner
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
201 lb (91 kg)
Tipsport Extraliga Team
F. Teams
Bílí Tygři Liberec
Tipsport Extraliga
HC Slavia Praha
OHL
Barrie Colts
Saginaw Spirit
AHL
Peoria Rivermen
Portland Pirates
Iowa Chops
Liiga
Pelicans
TPS
KalPa
KHL
HC Lev Praha
Traktor Chelyabinsk
NLA
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Teams Czech Republic
Nationality Flag of the Czech Republic Czech
Born March 2, 1986,
Litoměřice
NHL Draft 116th overall, 2004
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 2000 – present

Michal Birner (born 2 March 1986 in Litoměřice, Czech Republic) is an ice hockey forward currently playing for Bílí Tygři Liberec of the Tipsport Extraliga.

Playing careerEdit

Birner was drafted 116th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. Prior to being drafted in the NHL, Birner was a CHL Import Draft- Barrie Colts 1st Round(8th) 2004

On December 15, 2007, the Blues traded Birner, along with Doug Weight and a 7th round draft choice to the Anaheim Ducks for Andy McDonald. Birner was assigned to the Ducks affiliate, the Portland Pirates where he remained for the rest of the 2007-08 season.

Birner started the 2008-09 season with the Iowa Chops before he was assigned to ECHL affiliate the Bakersfield Condors on November 20, 2008. Birner didn't report to the Condors and returned to Europe to play in the Finnish SM-liiga with Pelicans on November 27, 2008. Birner's season was cut short as he suffered a fractured hand after playing in only 6 games.

On July 7, 2009, Birner was signed by TPS for the 2009-10 season.

He played for the Czech Republic in the 2004 WC U18, 2006 WJC, 2016 WC, 2016 World Cup of Hockey, 2017 WC and 2018 WOG.

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 Barrie Colts OHL 28 4 10 14 12
2004–05 Saginaw Spirit OHL 31 7 21 28 29
2005–06 Saginaw Spirit OHL 60 31 54 85 91 4 1 3 4 8
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 66 11 17 28 20
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 18 2 5 7 4
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 40 7 6 13 14 15 2 1 3 6
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Pelicans SM-l 6 0 2 2 14
SM-l Totals 6 0 2 2 14

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