| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
225 lb (102 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Ottawa Senators|
San Jose Sharks
|Born|| December 7, 1984,|
Jindřichův Hradec, CS
|NHL Draft|| 6th overall, 2003|
San Jose Sharks
|Pro Career||2001 – present|
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|Bronze||2011 Bratislava||Ice hockey|
|World U18 Championships|
|Bronze||2002 Slovakia||Ice hockey|
Milan Michálek (born December 7, 1984 in Jindřichův Hradec) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted sixth overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. His older brother Zbyněk is a defenseman who plays for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Michálek scored a goal in his first NHL game before suffering a serious knee injury the next game on October 11, 2004, tearing his right Anterior cruciate ligament. After knee surgery, Michálek played in the American Hockey League (AHL) before injuring his knee again on January 22. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Michálek did not play anywhere, spending the time rehabilitating his knee.
Michálek played his first full season with the Sharks in 2005–06, scoring 17 goals and 35 points and earning the San Jose Sharks PlayStation Rookie of the Year award. In the 2006–07 season, Michálek emerged as a speedy, multidimensional player and an offensive threat, scoring 26 goals and 66 points. During the following offseason, Michálek signed a six-year, $26 million contract extension through 2014 while still having one year left on his original rookie contract. It was the longest and most lucrative contract ever signed by a Sharks player. In 2007–08, Michálek played primarily on the Sharks' top line with Joe Thornton. Michálek's production dipped to 24 goals and 55 points, but due to the Sharks' overall offensive struggles, he was still second on the team to Thornton in goals and points.
On September 12, 2009, Michalek was traded by the Sharks along with Jonathan Cheechoo and a second round pick in 2010 to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Dany Heatley, and a fifth round draft pick in 2010.
Michalek played on the 2010 Czech Republic Olympic hockey team along with his brother. He played in 5 games and scored 2 goals in those Olympics.
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|2002–03||HC České Budějovice||Czech||46||3||5||8||14||4||1||0||1||2|
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||2||1||0||1||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||San Jose Sharks||NHL||81||17||18||35||45||9||1||4||5||8|
|2006–07||San Jose Sharks||NHL||78||26||40||66||36||11||4||2||6||4|
|2007–08||San Jose Sharks||NHL||79||24||31||55||47||13||4||0||4||4|
|2008–09||San Jose Sharks||NHL||77||23||34||57||52||6||1||0||1||2|
|San Jose Sharks first round draft pick|
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