Filip Kuba is known as a Czech defenseman on the Ottawa Senators. He was born in December 29, 1976 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. A long way from his beginnings in the Czech Republic, Kuba now has an estimated net worth of $17.8 million.
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. It was also with the Wild where he started using his notable size to his advantage against opposing forwards.
In 2006, Kuba left the Wild as the franchise’s top scoring defenseman. He became an unrestricted free agent before signing with Tampa Bay. Kuba set career highs with the Lightning with 15 goals and 37 points.
He was traded to Ottawa Senators in 2008, where he set an NHL record by scoring a point in his first 8 games of the season. In 2012, Kuba returned to his original draft team, the Florida Panthers.
In the international level, Kuba played his first game for the national team in 2001. As of Jan 2009, he has played for the Czech Republic 30 times. During his time with the team, they went on to win a gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in Germany and a bronze at the 2006 Winter Olympics.