Kotalik assigned to Heat

Flames forward clears waivers, assigned to top affiliate

Friday, 28.01.2011 / 1:25 PM / News
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Kotalik assigned to Heat
Ales Kotalik

ALES KOTALIK (Bio/Stats)
RIGHT WING - CGY - 2010-2011

GP: 20 | GOALS: 3 | ASST: 0 | PTS: 3
SOG: 50 | +/-: -8

CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that forward Ales Kotalik has been assigned to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. Kotalik is scheduled to join the Heat on February 2nd in Chicago.

"I want to start rewarding our players in Abbotsford who have earned and deserve recalls, and I want to give Brent more options with respect to his line-up and sitting players who are not delivering,” said Flames Acting General Manager Jay Feaster. “This assignment gives us the roster flexibility we need going forward, and it demonstrates that we are serious about doing whatever it takes to continue our push to make the playoffs."
 
Kotalik was originally acquired by the Flames from the NY Rangers on February 1, 2010. Following training camp in which he recorded three goals and two assist in four games, Kotalik suffered an injury on October 1st in Edmonton that caused him to miss the first 26 games of the 2010-11 season. In 20 games since his return, he has scored three goals. The 32 year old was originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

ALES KOTALIK
POSITION: RW
SHOOTS: Right
BORN: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic (December 23, 1978)
HEIGHT: 6’1”
WEIGHT: 225 lbs.
DRAFTED:  Buffalo Sabres – 6th round, 164th overall, in the 1998 Entry Draft
HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with NY Rangers on February 1, 2010

  CAREER NHL STATS
 Regular Season
 Playoffs
Season
Team
Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000-01
 Ceske Budejovice HC
Czech 52 19 29 48 54 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02
 Buffalo Sabres
NHL 13 1 3 4 2 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02
 Rochester Americans
AHL 68 18 25 43 55 1 0 0 0 0
2002-03
 Rochester Americans
AHL 8 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03
 Buffalo Sabres
NHL 68 21 14 35 30 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04
 Buffalo Sabres
NHL 62 15 11 26 41 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05
 Liberec Bili Tygri HC
Czech 25 8 8 16 46 12 2 5 7 12
2005-06
 Buffalo Sabres
NHL 82 25 37 62 62 18 4 7 11 8
2006-07
 Buffalo Sabres
NHL 66 16 22 38 46 16 2 2 4 8
2007-08
 Buffalo Sabres
NHL 79 23 20 43 58 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09
 Buffalo Sabres
NHL 56 13 19 32 28 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09
 Edmonton Oilers
NHL 19 7 4 11 6 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10
 New York Rangers
NHL 45 8 14 22 38          
2009-10
 Calgary Flames
NHL 26 3 2 5 29 - - - - -
2010-11
 Calgary Flames
NHL 20 3 0 3 6 - - - - -
 
NHL Totals
  536 135 146 281 346 34 6 9 15 16