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Ales Kotalik
Ales Kotalik
Right Wing
(KOH-tuh-lihk, AH-lesh)
Number: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 23, 1978
Birthplace: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic
Drafted: BUF / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (164th overall)
CAREER: 2005-06: Appeared in all 82 games… Set career-high in goals (25), assists (37), and points (62)… Collected two points (1+1) including his 20th goal of the season @ Atlanta (1/31)... Scored GWG and one assist @ NY Rangers (1/24)...  Scored PPG and added two assists in 4-3 OT Win @ Pittsburgh (12/16)... Scored GWG (pp) in 3-2 win @ Pittsburgh (11/29)...  Scored Buffalo's third goal and the shootout deciding goal in 4-3 SO win @ NY Islanders (11/23)... Had one goal and one assist vs. Carolina (11/9)...  Scored two goals @ NY Islanders (10/29)... Scored game-winning goal and had one assist @ Boston (10/20)... Scored first goal of the season vs. Boston (10/7)... 2006 PLAYOFFS: 11 points (4+7) in 18 games... Scored GWG vs. Carolina (5/24)... Scored GWG in series-clinching win @ Philadelphia (5/2)... Two assists @ Philadelphia (4/28)... Scored GWG vs. Philadelphia (4/24).

Played with HC Liberec in the Czech Republic, collecting 16 points (8+8) in 25 games.

Buffalo went 13-2 when he scored a goal…Suffered shoulder injury in first period @ New Jersey (2/25) and missed final 19 games of season…Scored goal vs. Atlanta (2/16)…Became third Sabre (Satan, twice, and Briere) to net a goal in three-straight games…Recorded goal for second-straight night with go-ahead tally @ Toronto (2/14)…Posted career-best three-point night (1+2) in win over Los Angeles (2/13)… Scored tying goal @ Philadelphia (1/24)…Scored game’s first goal with PPG vs. Carolina (12/26)… Scored GWG vs. Montreal (11/07)… Scored Sabres’ first goal (on PP) in win @ Colorado (10/26)…Scored team’s first goal for third time this season, all wins…Scored game’s first goal (1:33) to lead Sabres @ Calgary (10/18)…Netted Sabres’ first goal of season vs. Dallas (10/13).

Named NHL Rookie of the Month for January after recording 11 points (7+4) in the month…First Sabre to be named Rookie of the Month since Ray Sheppard in Feb. 1988…Finished season ranked second in rookie goals (21) despite playing 11 fewer games than Henrik Zetterberg…Was fourth in points (35) among rookies…Recorded 20th goal of season vs. Atlanta (4/02)…Scored goal @ Atlanta (3/15)…Scored PP/GTG in 1-1 tie @ Tampa Bay (3/09)…Scored rookie-leading 17th goal in 4-0 win @ Florida (3/08)…Scored PPG vs. Washington (3/04)…Recorded goal and assist in 5-3 win vs. Dallas (2/28)…Scored goal vs. Vancouver (2/07)…Scored goal @ Ottawa (1/25)… Scored two goals, including GWG in 4-2 win vs. Boston (1/10)…Marked third consecutive two-goal game and fourth consecutive multi-point game…Scored both Sabre goals for second-straight game, including one on PP, @ Philadelphia (1/07)…Scored both goals, including first career GWG in 2-1 OT win @ Ottawa (1/04)…Set career high for assists in game with two (second on GWG) in 6-3 win vs. Carolina (1/03)…Scored first career PPG @ Pittsburgh (12/23)… Scored GTG in third period of 1-1 tie @ Vancouver (10/29), first goal and first game of season…Recalled from Rochester, 10/27.

Played in 13 games with Sabres in first professional season, recording one goal and three assists for four points… Reassigned to Rochester, 4/10…Had first NHL goal and first multiple-point game (1+1) vs. Ottawa (3/19)…Recorded first NHL point with assist on GWG in NHL debut in 5-2 win @ Florida (11/12)…Recalled from Rochester 11/11…With Rochester: Finished third on Amerks with 43 points (18+25) in 68 games… Scored first goal as Amerk vs. Philadelphia (10/08)…Registered first AHL point/assist @ Wilkes-Barre (10/06)…Made Amerks’ debut vs. Bridgeport (10/05)…Joined Rochester, 9/25…2002 Playoffs: Made professional playoff debut in Game Two of the Western Conference Qualifier against Philadelphia (4/11).

Led HC Budejovice in goals (19), assists (29) and total points (48)… Played four seasons with HC Budejovice (Czech) registering 43 goals and 61 assists in 183 games
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