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CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Radim Vrbata of Czechoslovakia watches Colorado Avalanche warm up prior to game at Pepsi Center in Denver October 16, 2006. Chicago beat Colorado 5-3. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Radim Vrbata (born June 13, 1981) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Vrbata was drafted in the eighth round, 212th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He won the 2001 World Junior Championship and the 2005 World Championships with the Czech Republic.

In March 2003, Vrbata was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Bates Battaglia. He was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes by the Chicago Blackhawks on December 30, 2005 for future considerations. After two subpar seasons in Chicago, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes on August 11, 2007 for Kevyn Adams. During his 1st year in Phoenix, he set career highs in goals, and assists, and lead the team in scoring.

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