Filip Kuba is a Czech defenseman on the Ottawa Senators.
Kuba was drafted in 1995 by the Florida Panthers, where he made his NHL debut in 1998. He played only 18 games with the Panthers before being picked up by Minnesota in 2000. With the Wild, Kuba played 5 full seasons, developing into a solid offensive defenseman. He left the Wild in 2006 as the franchise’s top scoring defenseman. He signed with Tampa Bay and set career highs with the Lightning with 15 goals and 37 points. He was traded to Ottawa in 2008, where he set an NHL record by scoring a point in his first 8 games of the season.
Kuba has played for the Czech Republic 4 times, winning a gold medal at the 2001 World Championships and a bronze at the ’06 Winter Olympics.