Friday, September 25, 2009
Know Your Bruin - Vladimir Sobotka
Welcome to the second day of "Know Your Bruin". Yesterday we talked about Johnny Boychuk and can be found here. Today we’re going to take a look at Vladimir Sobotka.


Vladimir Sobotka

D.O.B: 7/2/1987 (22)
Position: Center
Height: 5”11”
Weight: 194lbs
Number: 60
How he came to Boston: Drafted by the Bruins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (106 overall)
Playing Experience with Boston: 2007-2008 season played 48 games for the Bruins; 2008-2009 season played 25 games for the Bruins

Quick Biography: Sobotka was drafted 106th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. From 2003 to the end of the 2006-2007 season, Sobotka played for HC Slavia Praha of the Czech Extraliga. In 85 total games for HC Slavia Praha, Sobotka totaled 8 goals and 16 assists for a meager 24 points.

In 2007-2008, Sobotka made his Providence Bruins debut and also his Boston Bruins debut. For the P-Bruins, Sobotka played in 18 and posted great numbers, netting 10 goals and 10 assists (20 points). Conversely he played 48 games for the Bruins where he netted 1 goal and 6 helpers (7 points).

The 2008-2009 season was radically different for Sobotka, which unlike last season, saw him play the majority of his games in the AHL. For the P-Bruins, Sobotka played in 44 games, netting 20 goals and 24 assists (44 points). He played 25 games with the Bruins in 2008-2009 and netted 1 goal and 4 assists (5 points)

According to, Sobotka will be a restricted free agent in the 2010-2011 season.

Projected Roster: Providence Bruins roster
Projected Slot: Second line center for the P-Bruins

Here are a couple of videos:

Sobotka lays out Jordan Staal:

Sobotka's First NHL Goal:


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