|February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14) (age 24),
|6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
|NHL team||Atlanta Thrashers|
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 2004
Boris Valábik (born February 14, 1986) is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Valábik was drafted first round (10th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. After spending three seasons playing in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Kitchener Rangers, Valábik joined the Thrashers organization in 2006, spending the season with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). Valábik made his NHL debut during the 2007–08 NHL season and played seven games in total, scoring no points and collecting 42 penalty minutes. He also won the Calder Cup with Chicago.
Valábik selected to wear the number five for the 2009–10 NHL season. Many believe that he selected this number because he graduated high school in 2005. He actually wears the number five because the Roman numeral for five is V, which is the first letter of his last name.
Awards and achievementsEdit
- 2003–04 OHL First All-Rookie Team
- 2003–04 CHL All-Rookie Team
- 2003–04 CHL Top Prospects Game
- 2007–08 AHL Calder Cup (Chicago Wolves)
|Competitor for Slovakia|
|World Junior U18 Championships|
|Silver||2003 Yaroslavl||Ice hockey|
Played for Slovakia in:
- 2003 World Junior U18 Championships (Silver medal)
- 2004 World Junior U18 Championships
- 2005 World Junior Championships
- 2006 World Junior Championships
- 2009 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
|Junior int'l totals||25||2||9||11||112|
|Senior int'l totals||6||0||0||0||16|