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Tampa Bay Lightning's Filip Kuba (71), of Czech Republic, and Vincent Lecavalier (4), of Canada, celebrate after Kuba scored a goal during the first period against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in Washington on April 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Filip Kuba (born December 29, 1976) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. He has previously played for the Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Kuba was drafted in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers in the 8th round, 192nd overall, after playing with HC Vítkovice junior team in his native Czech Republic. Upon being drafted, he remained in the Czech Republic for one more season, playing with HC Vítkovice's senior team of the Czech Extraliga.

Moving to North America, he played the majority of his four seasons with the Panthers in the minor leagues before being traded to the Calgary Flames for Rocky Thompson on March 16, 2000. However, before the 2000–01 season began, Kuba was left unprotected by the Flames for the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft and was claimed by the Minnesota Wild.

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