Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Vladimir Sobotka
Vladimir Sobotka was born July 2, 1987 in Trebic, Czech Republic. The fourth round, 106th overall selection of the Boston Bruins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Sobotka spent four seasons competing for both Slavia and Slavia junior in his native Czech Republic.

A smooth puck carrying forward, Sobotka arrived in North America after competing in four seasons of hockey in the Czech League. Upon his arrival, Sobotka would spend his rookie pro season in North America with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. However, mid-way through the season the Boston Bruins would call the young Czech Republic native up for the remainder of the season.

On the international stage, Sobotka represented his homeland at the 2006 & 2007 World Junior Championships.

On June 26, 2010, Sobotka was shipped from the Boston Bruins to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for prospect David Warsofsky.

Following the 2013-14 season, Sobotka would ink a deal with Avangard Omsk of the KHL. He would spend three seasons overseas before returning to St. Louis. He would suit up in 81 games for the Blues in 2017-18, scoring 11 goals and adding 20 assists for 31 points. On July 1 , 2018, Sobotka's time in St. Louis would come to an end. He was traded alongside Tage Thompson, Patrick Berglund and a pair of draft picks to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Ryan O'Reilly.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 HC Slavia Praha U17 CzR-U17 46 16 24 40 48 8 1 1 2 29
2003-04 HC Slavia Praha U17 CzR-U17 35 24 41 65 109 7 7 12 19 8
2003-04 HC Slavia Praha Jr. CzRep-Jr. 18 6 6 12 16
2003-04 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 HC Slavia Praha Jr. CzRep-Jr. 27 12 21 33 93
2004-05 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 18 0 1 1 8
2004-05 Rebel Havlickuv Brod CzRep-3 7 3 0 3 31 7 1 5 6 0
2004-05 Czech Republic WJ18-A 7 1 0 1 10
2005-06 HC Slavia Praha Jr. CzRep-Jr. 8 10 4 14 42
2005-06 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 33 1 9 10 28 11 2 3 5 10
2005-06 Czech Republic WJC-A 6 2 2 4 33
2006-07 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 33 7 6 13 38
2006-07 Czech Republic WJC-A 6 4 4 8 12
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 48 1 6 7 24 +1 6 2 0 2 0
2007-08 Providence Bruins AHL 18 10 10 20 37 +12 6 0 4 4 0
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 25 1 4 5 10 -10
2008-09 Providence Bruins AHL 44 20 24 44 83 +11 14 2 11 13 43
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 61 4 6 10 30 -7 13 0 2 2 15
2009-10 Providence Bruins AHL 6 4 6 10 4 +6
2010-11 St. Louis Blues NHL 65 7 22 29 69 -4
2011-12 St. Louis Blues NHL 73 5 15 20 42 +12 9 1 1 2 15
2012-13 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 27 10 15 25 8
2012-13 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 8 11 19 35 -4 6 0 3 3 0
2013-14 St. Louis Blues NHL 61 9 24 33 72 +14 6 0 3 3 4
2013-14 Czech Republic WC-A 9 2 4 6 10 +1
2014-15 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 53 10 28 38 51 4 1 1 2 0
2014-15 Czech Republic WC-A 10 4 0 4 4 0
2015-16 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 44 18 16 34 22 2 0 2 2 0
2016-17 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 41 9 21 30 30 12 3 7 10 16
2016-17 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 1 0 1 0 0 11 2 4 6 2
2016-17 Czech Republic WC-A 3 0 0 0 4 -1
2017-18 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 11 20 31 50 -6
NHL Totals 463 47 108 155 332


Traded to St. Louis by Boston for David Warsofsky, June 26, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Slavia Praha (CzRep), September 15, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), July 10, 2014. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, April 7, 2017.
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