František "Frank" Kaberle (born November 8, 1973) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga. During the 2005–06 season, he won his first Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes. He has previously played for Modo Hockey, the Los Angeles Kings, the Atlanta Thrashers, and the Hurricanes. Kaberle was drafted 76th overall the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Kings. His brother Tomáš Kaberle plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and his father, František Kaberle, Sr. used to play for the Czech national ice hockey team as well. Both of the Kaberle brothers were named to the Czech national ice hockey team for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
In the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, he scored a goal in the 2nd period of Game 7 against the Edmonton Oilers, which would turn out to be the game and Stanley Cup winning goal.
During the off-season before the 2006–07 season, Kaberle suffered a shoulder injury, and was placed on the injured reserve on September 13, 2006. He was removed from the injured reserve on February 6, 2007 and scored the game winner that same night.
Kaberle was declared a free agent after the Carolina Hurricanes bought out the final year of his contract on July 28, 2009.
|Men's Ice hockey|
|Bronze||2006 Turin||Ice hockey|
|Gold||1996 Vienna||Ice hockey|
|Gold||1999 Norway||Ice hockey|
|Gold||2000 Russia||Ice hockey|
|Gold||2001 Germany||Ice hockey|
|Gold||2005 Vienna||Ice hockey|
František Kaberle won the Ice Hockey World Championships five times: in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005. In 2006, he won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Turin. That same year, he would become the first player to win both bronze medal and Stanley Cup.
Off the iceEdit
František Kaberle married his wife Kateřina on May 30, 1998. They have two daughters named Francesca and Vanessa.
|1999–00||Long Beach Ice Dogs||IHL||18||2||8||10||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||4||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||37||0||9||9||4||—||—||—||—||—|