|Born||14 November 1987|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
| Liiga team|
| SaiPa |
Hartford Wolf Pack
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
|NHL Draft|| 137th overall, 2006 |
New York Rangers
Tomáš Záborský (born 14 November 1987 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for SaiPa of the Finnish Liiga.
Trenčín is a city in western Slovakia of the central Váh River valley near the Czech border, around 120 km (75 mi) from Bratislava. It has a population of more than 55,000, which makes it the eighth largest municipality of the country and is the seat of the Trenčín Region and the Trenčín District. It has a medieval castle, Trenčín Castle, on a rock above the city.
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia, was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.
Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.6 million and consists mostly of Slovaks. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second-largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak.
Drafted in the 5th round, 137th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, in the 2006 CHL Import Draft, Zaborsky was selected 36th overall by the Saginaw Spirit.
The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan, an arena they share with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are one of three NHL teams located in the New York metropolitan area; the others being the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.
The 2006 NHL Entry Draft was the 44th NHL Entry Draft. It was held at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 24, 2006.
The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization that represents the three Canada-based major junior ice hockey leagues. The CHL was founded in 1975 as the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League, and is composed of its three member leagues, the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. For the 2018-19 season, its three leagues and 60 teams represent nine Canadian provinces as well as four American states.
He spent his entire OHL career with the Saginaw Spirit. Zaborsky has also played professionally in Slovakia with HC Dukla Trenčín. He has played in the ECHL for the Charlotte Checkers and Dayton Bombers, and spent time in the AHL with the Hartford Wolfpack, the New York Rangers' AHL affiliate. Since the 2009–2010 he is playing in Pori, Finland, playing for Ässät. Zaborsky was named the European Hockey Player of the Month by eurohockey.com in September 2011. In 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Avangard Omsk.
The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) is one of the three major junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. The league is for players aged 16–21. There are currently 20 teams in the OHL; seventeen in Ontario, two in Michigan, and one in Pennsylvania.
The Saginaw Spirit is a major junior ice hockey team based in Saginaw, Michigan. They are members of the West Division of the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), one of the Major Junior leagues of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).
On 26 April 2019, Záborský left Tappara after two seasons and opted to continue his professional career in the Liiga, agreeing to a two-year contract as a free agent with SaiPa.
Tappara is a Finnish ice hockey team playing in the Liiga. They play at Tampereen jäähalli in Tampere, Finland. The team has won 14 Finnish league championships with its current name. The team continued the traditions of TBK, who won three national championships in a row in 1953, 1954 and 1955.
|2003–04||Dukla Trenčín||SVK U18||46||20||12||32||8||7||4||2||6||4|
|2004–05||Dukla Trenčín||SVK U18||46||44||25||69||53||7||4||4||8||39|
|2004–05||Dukla Trenčín||SVK U20||7||1||2||3||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|2005–06||Dukla Trenčín||SVK U20||42||39||22||61||18||7||10||5||15||2|
|2005–06||HK 95 Považská Bystrica||SVK.2||5||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||2||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||8||1||2||3||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||31||8||5||13||4||7||1||0||1||4|
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