|Assets:||Can be a major offensive threat from behind the blueline. Has a wealth of top-level experience and plenty of polish working the power play. Is a clever passer who packs a heavy shot from the point and likes to join the attack.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the size and strength needed to excel when given heavy minutes in the NHL. Is prone to making bad decisions in the defensive zone when under pressure. Doesn't always choose the best time to pinch in from the point.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran offensive defenseman.|
|Olympic||Olympic Bronze Medal||2006 (Czech Republic)|
|6/03/2014||Signed by the New Jersey Devils to a one-year contract extension.|
|12/10/2013||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|12/07/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/10/2013||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a one-year contract.|
|9/19/2012||Signed with HC Kladno (Czech Republic).|
|2/24/2012||Acquired from the Minnesota Wild.|
|12/14/2011||Missed 13 games (concussion).|
|11/23/2011||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|4/10/2011||Missed the last 5 regular season games (hamstring).|
|3/26/2011||Missed 4 games (hamstring).|
|2/18/2011||Missed 21 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/02/2011||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|12/31/2010||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|11/26/2010||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|11/14/2010||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|11/06/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/14/2010||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 3 regular season games (arm injury).|
|4/05/2010||Arm injury, day-to-day.|
|3/02/2010||Signed by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year contract extension.|
|3/24/2009||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|3/22/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/04/2009||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|10/23/2008||Missed 4 games (sprained right ankle).|
|10/11/2008||Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2008||Acquired from the Nashville Predators.|
|11/29/2007||Missed 1 game (strained back).|
|11/24/2007||Strained back, day-to-day.|
|3/10/2007||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|3/08/2007||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/30/2007||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|5/08/2006||Re-signed by the Nashville Predators to a four-year contract.|
|4/27/2006||Missed the last 11 games of the regular season and Game 1, 2 and 3 of Round One against the San Jose Sharks (shoulder injury).|
|3/28/2006||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|2/04/2006||Missed 3 games (hand injury).|
|1/28/2006||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|1/08/2006||Missed 1 game (bruised hand).|
|1/06/2006||Bruised hand, day-to-day.|
|6/03/2005||NHL lockout: Signed with the Leksands IF (Sweden-2).|
|9/17/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the HIFK Helsinki of the SM-Liiga (Finland).|
|9/15/2004||Re-signed by the Nashville Predators.|
|4/17/2004||Missed the last 5 games of Round One against the Detroit Red Wings (upper body injury).|
|4/08/2004||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/08/2003||Signed by the Nashville Predators.|
|12/12/2002||Acquired from the New York Rangers.|
|2/24/2012||Minnesota Wild traded Marek Zidlicky to the New Jersey Devils for Kurtis Foster, Nick Palmieri, Stephane Veilleux, a second-round draft pick in 2012 and a conditional draft pick in 2013.|
|7/01/2008||Nashville Predators traded Marek Zidlicky to the Minnesota Wild for Ryan Jones and a 2nd round selection in 2009.|
|12/12/2002||New York Rangers traded Rem Murray, Tomas Kloucek and Marek Zidlicky to the Nashville Predators for Mike Dunham.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the New York Rangers in the 6th round (176th overall) in 2001.|
Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky is a high-end No. 3 defenseman in fantasy this year. | 09/29/2014 6:52 PM
NewsDevils defenseman Marek Zidlicky is a high-end No. 3 defenseman in fantasy this year.
ImpactZidlicky will start the year playing the point on the Devils power play. Eventually, we expect youngster Eric Gelinas to take that role sometime this year, but Zidlicky should produce on the power play and put up solid plus/minus numbers with D-partner Bryce Salvador.
Zidlicky's deal comes with performance bonus | 06/03/2014 6:03 PM
NewsUpon further clarification, Marek Zidlicky can earn up to $4 million in 2014-15.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactZidlicky will actually receive a base salary of $3 million based on his recently signed deal with New Jersey. However, he can earn an additional $1 million by playing in at least 25 games. Barring a major injury, Zidlicky should have no trouble fulfilling the obligations of that bonus.
Devils ink Marek Zidlicky to one-year deal | 06/03/2014 3:11 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky has agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactThat's pretty good value for New Jersey, considering he had 12 goals and 42 points in 81 games in 2013-14. He'll turn 38 in February, so obviously his age is a factor, but he should still be one of the more productive offensive defensemen next season.
Marek Zidlicky scores twice for the Devils | 04/14/2014 8:21 AM
NewsMarek Zidlicky scored twice to lead the Devils to a 3-2 win over Boston.
The Bergen Record
ImpactZidlicky will end the season with 12 goals, not too shabby for a blueliner. His game winner came on the power play as Damien Brunner and Jaromir Jagr set up his slapshot. Zidlicky had 42 points this season and eight of his 12 goals were with the man-advantage.
CZE's Zidlicky, Jagr score in loss to Sweden | 02/12/2014 2:38 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky scored the Czech Republic's first goal of the Olympic tournament in a 4-2 loss to Sweden.
ImpactHe also had four penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating in the defeat. Fellow New Jersey Devils Jaromir Jagr and Patrik Elias also found their ways onto the scoresheet for the Czech Rebublic in the contest. Jagr had the team's other goal an Elias picked up an assist on Zidlicky's tally. Tomas Plekanec and Tomas Kaberle also had helpers in the loss.
Zidlicky lights the lamp twice in NJ loss | 01/03/2014 9:56 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky potted a pair of goals in New Jersey's 5-3 loss to Chicago on Friday night.
ImpactThe Czech defenseman is enjoying his best offensive season since 2010, with seven goals and 14 assists in 41 games so far.
Marek Zidlicky scores a pair on Saturday | 12/22/2013 6:49 AM
NewsDefenseman Marek Zidlicky scored twice to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-4 overtime win over Washington Saturday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactZidlicky has five goals and 17 points in 36 games with 36 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus. He should be in your fantasy lineup in deeper leagues as he is a good 3-4 defenseman.
Marek Zidlicky is back Tuesday | 12/10/2013 4:31 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky (upper body) is healthy enough to return on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactZidlicky was unavailable for Saturday's contest against the New York Rangers. He has 14 points and 32 penalty minutes in 30 contests this season.
Zidlicky (upper body) skates, will travel | 12/09/2013 2:47 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky (upper body) returned to the ice for Monday's optional practice.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe will travel with the team to Columbus, where the Devils play Tuesday night, after he missed Saturday's match-up versus the New York Rangers due to an upper-body injury.
Marek Zidlicky out Saturday with UBI | 12/07/2013 7:06 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky will miss Saturday night's game due to an upper-body injury.
Mike Morreale on Twitter
ImpactThe veteran has been productive for New Jersey on the back end, with three goals and 11 assists. Peter Harrold will play against the Rangers instead.
Marek Zidlicky is plus-5 in last three games | 11/22/2013 10:20 AM
NewsMarek Zidlicky registered an assist in the Devils' 2-1 overtime victory on Thursday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactZidlicky is plus-five in his last three games to bring his rating back up to neutral. He's minus-57 in his career and he hasn't finished a season with a better than neutral rating since 2006-07.
Marek Zidlicky nets a goal versus Anaheim | 11/21/2013 10:18 AM
NewsMarek Zidlicky found the back of the net on Wednesday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactZidlicky has three goals and 12 points in 21 games this season. That being said, he's slowed down lately with just three points in his last 10 matches.
Marek Zidlicky tied for team lead in points | 10/28/2013 9:08 AM
NewsMarek Zidlicky has one goal and nine points this season.
ImpactHe is tied for the Devils' lead in points with Jaromir Jagr. The last defenseman to lead the Devils in points was Scott Stevens who had 78 points in 1993-94. Zidlicky inked a one-year deal in the off-season and quarterbacks the power play which is 8-25 in their last five games.
Marek Zidlicky re-signs with Devils for 1 yr | 07/10/2013 3:58 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky reached a one-year deal with the Devils.
Aaron Ward on Twitter
ImpactZidlicky was an unrestricted free agent. The rearguard 36-year-old tallied 19 points in 48 games last year.
Devils GM wants to keep Marek Zidlicky | 07/03/2013 8:07 PM
NewsDevils general manager Lou Lamoriello reiterated his desire to keep Marek Zidlicky in the fold.
Rich Chere on Twitter
Impact"That's our intent. And he'd like to come back," Lamoriello said. The 36-year-old just finished a three-year, $12 million contract and most likely could be retained for less than that. He had 19 points in 48 games this season.
Devils may bring back UFA Marek Zidlicky | 05/16/2013 10:40 AM
NewsThe New Jersey Devils appear to be interested in bringing back potential UFA defenseman Marek Zidlicky.
The Bergen Record
Impact"We'd certainly like to have him back," said GM Lou Lamoriello. Zidlicky is currently playing for the Czech Republic at the World Hockey Championship. The Devils are still deciding what their off-season plans are at this time.
Marek Zidlicky another pending UFA for Devils | 05/01/2013 10:49 AM
NewsMarek Zidlicky is another pending unrestricted free agent who the Devils will need to make a decision on this summer.
ImpactKey UFA-to-be forwards, Patrik Elias and David Clarkson, haven't had any contract talks with New Jersey yet. The Devils also have Dainius Zubrus eligible to hit the open market in July. They are important players but it remains to be seen who the organization is interested in bringing back after they failed to make the playoffs.
Marek Zidlicky steps up vs, Senators | 03/26/2013 9:33 AM
NewsMarek Zidlicky netted the game-tying goal in New Jersey's 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa Monday night.
ImpactThe marker was his first since he scored two against Toronto back on March 4. The defenseman earned the praise of coach Pete DeBoer for jumping into the rush. "Big play at a big time. Your best players have to be your best players and with Kovalchuk out he's one of the guys we rely on for offense," DeBoer said. "It was a great play." He finished the game with four shots and a plus-2 rating.
Marek Zidlicky gets two goals in loss Monday | 03/04/2013 11:55 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky potted two goals in the Devils' 4-2 loss Monday night against the Leafs.
ImpactZidlicky struggled to find his offensive touch last season, with only 22 points in 63 games between Minnesota and New Jersey. With 10 points in 22 games in this 48-game shortened season, Zidlicky should be owned in 12-team leagues, especially if your league rewards power play points.
Zidlicky scores in Devils' loss Saturday | 02/16/2013 10:34 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky scored his first goal of the season in a 5-1 loss Saturday.
ImpactPatrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk assisted on Zidlicky's goal. Zidlicky has seven points in 15 games this season and it wouldn't be surprising to see him maintain that pace.
Marek Zidlicky is getting tons of PP ice time | 02/02/2013 5:44 PM
NewsMarek Zidlicky has four assists in seven games through Saturday's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
ImpactZidlicky has been logging 4:18 minutes per game with the man advantage, which is good enough for third place on the Devils. As long as that keeps up, he should have plenty of fantasy value. Don't get scared off by his anemic 2010-11 and 2011-12 numbers.
|Goals||0||5 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 18||2|
|Assists||2||at Phi||Oct 9||2|
|Points||2||at Phi||Oct 9||2|
|Penalty Minutes||0||5 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 18||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||at Phi||Oct 9||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||5 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 18||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at Fla||Oct 11||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||5 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 18||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||5 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Oct 18||1|
|Shots||3||vs. SJ||Oct 18||6|
|Penalty Minutes||82||2 times-last: 2005-06 (Nas)|
|Plus/Minus||+8||2 times-last: 2006-07 (Nas)|
|Power Play Goals||10||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Min)|
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